The Northern Territory’s Labour Shortage: What You Can do to Help.

As we continue to respond to challenges posed by the ongoing health crisis, employers can have their voices heard by contributing to the annual survey of “hard to fill jobs”.  

This is your chance to highlight challenges you face with recruitment and developing a skilled workforce.

What is the Northern Territory Skilled Occupation Priority List (NTSOPL)?
The Northern Territory Skilled Occupation Priority List is produced by the NT Government every year. It identifies jobs in high demand or that are critical to the economy and specific industry sectors.

ISACNT consults with businesses and industry bodies to gather evidence about jobs that are hard to fill and skills in demand. With this evidence ISACNT makes recommendations to the NT Government to inform the NTSOPL.

What’s In It for Me?
The recommendations may influence funding opportunities for training programs, skilled migration purposes, and increase the focus on emerging skills needs.

Yours will be one of many voices. However, the more voices heard, the more impactful the recommendation. 

Whether your challenges are short term, long term, or you have no challenges, we want to hear from you! 

Where to from here?
Set up a meeting in person
Whether you are in Darwin, Alice Springs, Nhulunbuy, or another rural area, we want to meet with you. If circumstances prevent us from meeting face-to-face, we will set up a virtual meeting to hear your views.

Complete the Survey Online

The survey will be open until the 29th of October 2021. Click here provide to your views.  

To set up a meeting or to find out more, please contact Neda Aleksic at or phone (08) 7913 7514.