The National Skills Needs List identifies traditional trades that are identified as experiencing a national skills shortage.

The list is based on detailed labour market research and analysis.

Under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program, an Australian Apprentice undertaking a Certificate III or IV qualification that leads to an occupation listed on the National Skills Needs List may be eligible to attract the following employer incentives and personal benefits:

  • Support for Adult Australian Apprentices payments
  • Trade Support Loans
  • Rural and Regional Skills Shortage incentive

The trades included on the National Skills Needs List (NSNL) are listed on the National Skills Needs List factsheet

Where can I find more information?

For more information and advice on all aspects of Australian Apprenticeships, contact your local Apprenticeship Network provider. Apprenticeship Network providers are contracted by the Australian Government to provide free Australian Apprenticeships support services to apprentices and employers.