Australia Needs You in 2016!

By Rosy, 01 January, 2016

So 2016 has just hit and you might be thinking about coming to Australia!

The biggest concern about moving countries is, ‘will I find a job?’ Well let us look at the top Australia industries for 2016 and find out if you are part of them.

1.       Education


Australia has a growing population and all these youngsters need an education. It is projected that there will be a growth of 13.3% by 2018 in the industry. Putting it in number terms, we are looking at creating 58 900 more jobs for education in the next 5 years.


Education jobs that can be found on the Skilled Occupation List are;


Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher

Secondary School  Teacher

Special Needs Teacher

Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Teacher of the Sight Impaired

Special Education Teachers










2.       Healthcare


The next big boom industry is healthcare. People are living longer and with advancements in medical treatments this is an industry which will grow fast.  It is predicted that there will be a 16.3% increase in job numbers by 2018. It is predicted that there will be a shortfall of 109 000 nurses in Australia by 2025.

Allied healthcares as well as primary healthcare are in high demand.


Medical jobs on the Skilled Occupation List include;


Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

Medical Radiation Therapist

Nuclear Medicine Technologist


Environmental Health Officer

Occupational Health and Safety Adviser




Occupational Therapist



Speech Pathologist

General Practitioner


Specialist Physicians




Cardiothoracic Surgeon


Emergency Medicine Specialist

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist



Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist

Radiation Oncologist






  1. Building Trades

Construction is a major industry in Australia. This industry is looking for engineers and trades people. There is expected to be a 83 500 job increase in this area by 2018. This industry is growing across the country and is not only targeted at urban areas.

If are a carpenter, electrical or plumber check out this Skilled Occupation List;


Metal Fabricator

Pressure Welder

Welder (First Class)

Fitter and Turner

Metal Machinist (First Class)





Carpenter and Joiner

Painting trades workers


Fibrous Plasterer

Solid Plasterer

Wall and Floor Tiler




Roof plumber


Lift Mechanic

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

Electrical Linesworker

Technical Cable Jointer



  1. Information and Communication Technology

These professionals can be found to play a vital role in most Australian industries. In the future there will be an increase in more specialist skills.

There will be a 12.8% growth for technology professionals by 2018. And 20.5% growth in 2018 for computer network professionals.

Check out which jobs are on the Skilled Occupation List;

ICT business Analyst

Systems Analyst

Analyst Programmer

Developer Programmer

Software Engineer

Computer Network and Systems Engineer

Telecommunications Engineer

Telecommunications Network Engineer


  1. And last but not least… Design and Architecture

Again this links up with the building boom, as the population increases so does housing and infrastructure.  

It is estimated that 183 000 new dwellings were build in 2015 alone.

The Skilled Occupation List is looking for the following;



Materials Engineer

Civil Engineer

Geotechnical Engineer

Quantity Surveyor

Structural Engineer

Transport Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Industrial Engineer

Mechanical Engineer


If you have any of these skilled occupations you might be eligible to apply for a visa. Check out the full Skilled Occupation List here.


And if you want to find out more Australia and immigrating check out this blog