The Australian government has instated a number of visa reforms to curb the high level of immigrants entering the country. This includes reducing the number of jobs that will be eligible for holders of temporary job visas by over 200 occupations, as well as possibly banning immigrants from moving to Sydney and Melbourne. However, at the same time, Australia is also welcoming immigrants with skills that are desperately needed in the country.

Data from July 2018 showed that more than 500 South Africans left the country for more than a year, and Australia was a popular choice for those who moved.

Skills visas seemed to be the most popular way for South Africans to leave the country, with more than 4 000 locals opting to use this visa stream.

A total of 672 applicants made use of the family-stream visa, and 288 used a non-programme migration visa.

Australia has announced that it requires more electricians and plumbers to meet the country’s demands, and trade workers are needed in bigger cities to keep them keep developing strongly.

According to BusinessTech, Australia has a high demand for the following jobs:

Accountant (General)

Actuary

Aeronautical Engineer

Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber

Architect

Audiologist

Barrister

Bricklayer

Cabinetmaker

Cardiologist

Carpenter

Chef

Civil Engineer

Clinical Psychologist

Computer Network and Systems Engineer

Dermatologist

Diesel Motor Mechanic

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher

Economist

Electrician (General)

Electronics Engineer

Faculty Head

Fitter-Welder

Forester

General Practitioner

Hydrogeologist

ICT Business Analyst

ICT Security Specialist

Industrial Engineer

Intensive Care Specialist

Internal Auditor

Landscape Architect

Life Scientist (General)

Locksmith

Management Consultant

Mechanical Engineer

Meteorologist

Microbiologist

Midwife

Motor Mechanic (General)

Multimedia Specialist

Occupational Therapist

Optometrist

Paediatrician

Panelbeater

Pathologist

Petroleum Engineer

Physiotherapist

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Production or Plant Engineer

Psychiatrist

Psychologists

Registered Nurse

Secondary School Teacher

Small Engine Mechanic

Software Engineer

Stonemason

Structural Engineer

Systems Analyst

Telecommunications Engineer

Transport Engineer

University Lecturer

Wall and Floor Tiler

Veterinarian

Zoologist

 

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