Science Industry Partnership

31 May 2019

MAC Shortage Occupation List published – includes biological scientists and biochemists

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published a full review of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL), recommending that Standard Occupational Classification code 2112 (biological scientists and biochemists) is included on the list. The report states that “stakeholder evidence suggested a growing demand for this occupation, therefore on balance this occupation should be added to the SOL.” It also references the development of the SIP’s Life Sciences 2030 Skills Strategy to help understand the sector’s skills needs moving forward.

Full report