JOBS — SKILLED
902. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the Minister for Education and
I refer to the graduate skilled
migration list in Western Australia.
(1) Why are
professions like caravan park and camping ground manager, acupuncturist, dance
teacher, finance broker, interior designer, television journalist and
traditional Chinese medicine practitioner on the graduate occupation list?
(2) Has the state government
conducted any labour market testing in creating this list?
(3) Has the government included
safeguards for local workers?
(4) Has the state government placed
any caps on the number of foreigners eligible for the list nomination?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
on the graduate occupation list are sourced from Australian government skilled
migration lists and include occupations that have higher education pathways to
provide overseas students who study at Western Australian universities with a pathway
to migration. The graduate stream of the state-nominated migration program aims
to attract the best global talent with advanced qualifications, skills and
experience, with priority being given to those students who have gained the
highest level qualifications at a Western Australian institution.
compilation of the graduate occupation list references the state priority occupation
list, which is based on extensive labour market analysis in Western Australia.
As previously outlined in the answer
to question without notice 825 on 18 September 2018, such highly skilled
graduates will be complementary to the state's workforce and,
therefore, will help boost the economy and create jobs for Western Australians.
(4) The state-nominated
migration program is a capped program. The final allocations available to
states and territories have not been finalised by the commonwealth government
for the 2018–19 program year.