Australia's demand for skilled and qualified trades varies by territory and industry.
The current list of occupations includes trade and skilled occupations in the following groups:
Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians
Telecommunications Technical Specialists
Sheetmetal Trades Workers
Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers
Metal Fitters and Machinists
Precision Metal Trades Workers
Bricklayers and Stonemasons
Carpenters and Joiners
Painting Trades Workers
Wall and Floor Tilers
Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics
Electrical Distribution Trades Workers
Electronics Trades Workers
Boat Builders and Shipwright
The Australian Lists of Occupations are reviewed periodically to address current and long-term skills shortages in the Australian labour market, including shortages in trades.
The Occupations List consists of two schedules: Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).
Note there is a separate list of occupations in relation to the Australian Employer Sponsored Visas. Therefore,if you are offered a job, you need to make sure your occupation is listed on the relevant Skilled Occupation List.