Jobs & Skills in Demand

Australia's energy and telecommunication industries are facing many challenges for the future. Skills shortages are occurring in critical trade and engineering professions due to a strong economy and continuing demand for energy and mineral resources. Queensland is one of Australia's fastest growing states and requires skilled workers to support domestic training and recruitment for several years to come.

The list includes occupations where skills shortages occur:

  • Construction project manager
  • Project builder
  • Engineering manager
  • Surveyor
  • Chemical engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Structural engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Engineering technologist
  • Environmental engineer
  • Agricultural consultant and scientist
  • Telecommunications engineer
  • Telecommunications network engineer
  • Civil engineering draftsperson
  • Civil engineering technician
  • Electrical engineering draftsperson and technician
  • Diesel motor mechanic
  • Sheetmetal trades worker
  • Metal fabricator
  • Pressure welder
  • Welder (first class)
  • Carpenter and joiner
  • Electrician (general) and electrician (special class)
  • Electrical linesworker
  • Technical cable jointer
  • Electronic equipment trades worker, both general and special class