National Skills Needs List (NSNL)

National Skills Needs List (NSNL) The National Skills Needs List identifies occupations that are deemed to be in national skill shortage. The National Skills Needs List is used to determine eligibility for a number of payments available under the Australian Traineeships Incentives Programme.


Further information about the National Skills Needs List is available at


Priority Occupations

The aim of the Programme is to increase the relevant national skills base in Australia by providing additional payments where Australian Apprentices are working towards a Priority Occupation. The eligible Priority Occupations are Aged Care, Child Care, Disability Care Workers and Enrolled Nurses.

Further information about the Priority Occupations is available at


Australian Traineeship / Apprenticeship Support Network Providers

Traineeship / Apprenticeship Network providers are contracted by the Australian Government to deliver Australian Apprenticeships support services, which includes providing information and assistance to employers, Australian Apprentices and other interested people, marketing and promoting Australian Apprenticeships and administering the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme. Apprenticeship Network providers provide a free service to employers and Australian Apprentices. For more information and assistance regarding Australian Apprenticeships, including eligibility advice on payments available under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme, contact an Apprenticeship Network provider. Contact details can be obtained by calling 13 38 73 or visiting