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Giving Evidence of Industry Shortages

Occupations included in Victoria’s visa nomination program have been identified as:

  • essential to Victoria’s economy
  • not able to be delivered by the education sector
  • required to deepen the existing skills base in the economy.

Evidence of skills shortages

Information and evidence of ongoing skills shortages and demand for skilled migrants is obtained from a range of sources.

Victoria’s State Migration Agreement outlines the agreement between the Commonwealth Government and the Victorian Government for occupations suitable for Victorian visa nomination.

This evidence base includes:

  • macroeconomic forecasts of industry and long term assessments of industry and employment performance
  • micro level data from industry peak bodies and employers at the firm level
  • evidence from consultations with key industry stakeholders such as employer organisations, key employers, state and local government agencies.

This labour market evidence can include information about upcoming projects and infrastructure investments, information about skills retention and training investment levels, forecast education and retirement flows, and survey responses from industry outlining recruitment difficulties and skill shortages.

Victorian State Migration Agreement submissions

The Victorian Government welcomes submissions from industry or employer groups who consider that occupations should be included or removed from the Victorian State Migration Agreement.

Submissions should outline a strong evidence base that demonstrates that skilled migration within the proposed occupation is critical in addressing long term growth and industry objectives, and cannot be addressed through education and training strategies.

Evidence provided should be up-to-date to ensure this reflects current and future labour market needs. Whilst anecdotal feedback will be considered, more weight will be given to submissions that include evidence-based data.

A guide is available for industry groups who wish to provide a submission for the inclusion or removal of occupations from Victoria’s Skilled Migration Agreement.

Find out more

For further information about the State Migration Agreement and the types of evidence to provide, contact a Victorian Government Skilled Migration Industry Advisor:

Telephone: +61 3 9651 9756

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Contact a Skilled Migration Industry Advisor for more information about Victoria's State Migration Plan and how to provide industry labour market evidence.

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