Australian government lists 117 occupations in NT that needs foreign workers
The Australian government has released a list of 117 occupations as part of a new scheme that enables Australian employers to recruit from overseas as well as offers successful immigrants the opportunity to gain permanent residency.
The main condition? You have to be willing to live in the Northern Territory for at least three years.
The Northern Territory is perhaps not Melbourne or Sydney, but it is home to Australia’s famed Outback and residents are said to enjoy a laid-back lifestyle.
Interested? Then continue reading to find out more…
The scheme in summary
This brand-new scheme is called the Northern Territory Designated Area Migration Agreement – or DAMA, for short.
The DAMA allows NT (Northern Territory) employers to sponsor skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers for positions they are unable to fill with local workers.
What visa do you qualify for?
Overseas workers who are successful in their visa applications will receive a Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) under the Labour Agreement stream.
Can applicants apply independently?
No, it is not allowed. The NT DAMA is an employer-sponsored visa program, which means you cannot apply for a visa independently. An eligible business operating in the NT must sponsor you, i.e. undertake to employ you.
What are the qualifying criteria?
You must be under the age of 45, meet the English language requirement, and have the skills and qualifications required by the employers for the advertised position. You must also be able to meet any and all other requirements of the subclass 482 visa.
Is permanent residency guaranteed?
No, it is not. You must still meet the eligibility requirements for permanent residency under the NT DAMA.
Is there an age limit?
The subclass 482 does not have an age limit, but you should be aware of the fact that you must be under the age of 50 when applying for permanent residency.
What types of jobs are on the list?
The list of 117 occupations ranges from skilled professions, such as engineers and mechanics, to more common occupations, such as caregiving and hairdressing.
You can view the full list occupations here or continue scrolling to the bottom of this article to view the list.
Can Intergate Emigration help?
As this is an employer-sponsored visa, Intergate can assist you once you have secured a job offer from an eligible employer. You are more than welcome to either call us on 011 234 4275 or to email us for assistance at that stage.
The full list of occupations
This is the bit you’ve been waiting for – the 117 jobs on the DAMA list. Here they are:
Aged or Disabled Carer
Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
Bar Attendant (Supervisor)
Beef Cattle Farmer
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)
Café or Restaurant Manager
Chief Executive or Managing Director
Childcare Centre Manager
Civil Engineering Technician
Conference and Event Organiser
Cook (Specialist Ethnic Cuisine)
Customer Service Manager
Diesel Motor Mechanic
Disabilities Services Officer
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)
Earth Science Technician
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
Family Day Care Worker
Family Support Worker
Fitter and Turner
Fruit or Nut Grower
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager
Hotel or Motel Manager
Hotel or Motel Receptionist
Hotel Service Manager
ICT Customer Support Officer
ICT Support Technicians nec
Licensed Club Manager
Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
Mixed Crop Farmer
Mixed Livestock Farmer
Motor Mechanic (General)
Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General)
Motor Vehicle or Caravan Salesperson
Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter
Nursing Support Worker
Out of School Hours Care Worker
Personal Care Assistant
Program or Project Administrator
Residential Care Worker
Retail Manager (General)
Sales and Marketing Manager
Sheetmetal Trades Worker
Ship’s Engineer 1
Small Engine Mechanic
Supply and Distribution Manager
Telecommunications Cable Jointer
Truck Driver (General)
Waste Water or Water Plant Operator
Welder (First Class)