Australian permanent residency open for skilled migrants willing to migrate to Northern Territory

Over the next five years, low skilled migrants with limited English will have the option to apply for permanent residency after living and working in the Northern Territory for at least three years.

The scheme – known as the Designation Area Migration Agreements (DAMA)s has been announced for two regions in Australia – Warrnambool region in Victoria and the Northern Territory which are experiencing labour shortages and need a population boost. The second-such agreement for NT, this time with a pathway to permanent residency, DAMA II came into effect on January 1st 2019.

The NT Government and the Federal Government have shortlisted 117 occupations ranging from accountants to child care worker to chef to web designer, where employers can recruit skilled migrants if they are unable to fill positions locally. Many occupations on the list are eligible for English language concession and a Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) concession.

NT DAMA II Occupation List

  1. Accountant (General)
  2. Accounts Clerk
  3. Aeroplane Pilot
  4. Aged or Disabled Carer
  5. Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator
  6. Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
  7. Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
  8. Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
  9. Aquaculture Farmer
  10. Arborist
  11. Automotive Electrician
  12. Baker
  13. Bar Attendant Supervisor
  14. Barista
  15. Beauty Therapist
  16. Beef Cattle Farmer
  17. Bookkeeper
  18. Bus Driver
  19. Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
  20. Cabinetmaker
  21. Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)
  22. Cafe or Restaurant Manager
  23. Carpenter
  24. Chef
  25. Chief Executive or Managing Director
  26. Child Care Centre Manager
  27. Child Care Worker
  28. Civil Engineering Technician
  29. Community Worker
  30. Conference and Event Organiser
  31. Cook
  32. Cook (includes Ethnic Cuisine)
  33. Crowd Controller
  34. Customer Service Manager
  35. Deck Hand
  36. Dental Assistant
  37. Diesel Motor Mechanic
  38. Disabilities Services Officer
  39. Diver
  40. Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
  41. Earth Science Technician
  42. Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)
  43. Electrical Linesworker
  44. Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
  45. Excavator Operator
  46. Facilities Manager
  47. Family Day Care Worker
  48. Family Support Worker
  49. Fitter (General)
  50. Fitter and Turner
  51. Fitter-Welder
  52. Floor Finisher
  53. Flying Instructor
  54. Forklift Driver
  55. Fruit or Nut Grower
  56. Gaming Worker
  57. Hair or Beauty Salon Manager
  58. Hairdresser
  59. Hardware Technician
  60. Hotel or Motel Manager
  61. Hotel or Motel Receptionist
  62. Hotel Service Manager
  63. ICT Customer Support Officer
  64. ICT Support Technicians nec
  65. Interpreter
  66. Landscape Gardener
  67. Licensed Club Manager
  68. Linemarker
  69. Management Accountant
  70. Marketing Specialist
  71. Metal Fabricator
  72. Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
  73. Mixed Crop Farmer
  74. Mixed Livestock Farmer
  75. Motor Mechanic (General)
  76. Motor Vehicle or Caravan Salesperson
  77. Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General)
  78. Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter
  79. Motorcycle Mechanic
  80. Nursing Support Worker
  81. Office Manager
  82. Out of School Hours Care Worker
  83. Panelbeater
  84. Personal Care Assistant
  85. Pharmacy Technician
  86. Plumber (General)
  87. Pressure Welder
  88. Program or Project Administrator
  89. Property Manager
  90. Recreation Officer
  91. Residential Care Worker
  92. Retail Manager (General)
  93. Retail Supervisor
  94. Sales and Marketing Manager
  95. Sheetmetal Trades Worker
  96. Ship’s Engineer
  97. Ship’s Master
  98. Small Engine Mechanic
  99. Sound Technician
  100. Supply and Distribution Manager
  101. Taxation Accountant
  102. Telecommunications Cable Jointer
  103. Telecommunications Linesworker
  104. Telecommunications Technician
  105. Therapy Aide
  106. Tour Guide
  107. Truck Driver (General)
  108. Vegetable Grower
  109. Vehicle Painter
  110. Veterinary Nurse
  111. Waiter Supervisor
  112. Waste Water or Water Plant Operator
  113. Web Administrator
  114. Web Designer
  115. Welder (First Class)
  116. Welfare Worker
  117. Youth Worker

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