Draft Core Skills Occupations List (CSOL) for Consultation

Key Points

  1. Migration Strategy Overview: The Migration Strategy outlines a roadmap for the reform of Australia’s migration system, aiming to align it with the country’s future needs and priorities.
  2. Role of Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA): The Strategy formalizes the role of Jobs and Skills Australia in defining Australia’s skill needs. JSA will use evidence and advice from tripartite mechanisms for this purpose.
  3. JSA’s Responsibility: Jobs and Skills Australia is tasked with labor market analysis and stakeholder engagement to inform the Government’s decisions on the Composition of Skilled Occupations List (CSOL). The CSOL targets the temporary skilled migration system to meet Australia’s workforce needs.
  4. Migration Labour Market Indicator Model: JSA has developed a model to assist in this process. This model, along with stakeholder engagement, will guide the development and advice provided to the Government regarding the CSOL. It incorporates various factors such as the Skills Priority List, migrant performance in the labor market, employment size, vacancy data, domestic labor supply, and other relevant factors.
  5. Consultation Process: The consultation process for determining the CSOL involves various methods including surveys, submissions, bilateral meetings, and qualitative analysis such as focus groups and in-depth interviews. JSA aims to gather feedback from a wide range of stakeholders including businesses (with and without skill shortages), Australian and migrant workers, job seekers, state and territory governments, academics, researchers, unions, employee bodies, and organizations providing services to potential and recent migrants.

Overall, the Strategy emphasizes evidence-based decision-making and extensive stakeholder engagement to ensure that Australia’s migration system effectively meets the country’s workforce needs and priorities.

To read more, visit: Draft Core Skills Occupations List (CSOL) for Consultation | Jobs and Skills Australia

Written by Ross Ahmadzai

28 Mar, 2024

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