NT DAMA II: pathway to PR and new occupations list

NT DAMA II offers pathway to PR; 36 occupations added and 29 removed

As we anticipated last month, the Federal and Northern Territory governments have signed a new five year Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) commencing on 1 January 2019. 36 occupations have been added and 29 have been removed, raising the number of occupations to 117. Click here for the full list, which also indicates what occupations have English and/or TSMIT concessions.

The governments’ joint media release includes the following passages (emphasis added):

Unlike the first groundbreaking agreement between the two jurisdictions, DAMA II visa holders can now apply for permanent residency after working in the Territory for at least three years

Under DAMA II, employers must seek to hire Australian workers through conducting labour market testing before any overseas workers can be recruited.

Occupations added to the list

  1. 121312 – Beef Cattle Farmer
  2. 551211 – Bookeeper
  3. 134111 – Child Care Centre Manager
  4. 312212 – Civil Engineering Technician
  5. 241111 – Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
  6. 342211 – Electrical Linesworker
  7. 721214 – Excavator Operator
  8. 332111 – Floor Finisher
  9. 231113 – Flying Instructor
  10. 721311 – Forklift Driver
  11. 313111 – Hardware Technician
  12. 141311 – Hotel or Motel Receptionist
  13. 313112 – ICT Customer Support Officer
  14. 313199 – ICT Support Technicians nec
  15. 721912 – Linemaker
  16. 221112 – Management Accountant
  17. 225113 – Marketing Specialist
  18. 121411 – Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
  19. 121216 – Mixed Crop Farmer
  20. 121317 – Mixed Livestock Farmer
  21. 621311 – Motor Vehicle or Caravan Salesperson
  22. 899411 – Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General)
  23. 421114 – Out of School Hours Care Worker
  24. 324111 – Panelbeater
  25. 311215 – Pharmacy Technician
  26. 334111 – Plumber (General)
  27. 511112 – Program or Project Administrator
  28. 612112 – Property Manager
  29. 272612 – Recreation Officer
  30. 231212 – Ship’s Engineer
  31. 231213 – Ship/s Master
  32. 423314 – Therapy Aid
  33. 324311 – Vehicle Painter
  34. 712921 – Waste Water or Water Plant Operator
  35. 313113 – Web Administrator
  36. 232414 – Web Designer

Occupations removed from the list

  1. Accomodation and Hospitality Managers
  2. 712911 – Boiler or engine operator
  3. 111211 – Corporate general manager
  4. 132111 – Corporate service manager
  5. Counsellor
  6. Crown Controller
  7. 732111 – Delivery Driver
  8. 411213 – Dental technician
  9. 411411 – Enrolled nurse
  10. 132211 – Finance manager
  11. Health and welfare service manager
  12. Retail services manager
  13. 225112 – ICT business development manager
  14. 135112 – ICT project manager
  15. Judicial and other legal professionals
  16. 231211 – Master fisher
  17. 323214 – Metal Machinist First Class
  18. 254311 – Nurse Manager
  19. 362411 – Nursery person
  20. 452317 – Other sport coach/instructor
  21. 411714 – Parole or probation officer
  22. 133513 – Production manager mining
  23. 253112 – Residential Medical Officer
  24. 251513 – Retail Pharmacist
  25. 442216 – Security Consultant
  26. 741111 – Storeperson
  27. 223311 – Training and Development professional
  28. 899415 – Tyre fitter
  29. 393311 – Upholsterer

 


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Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at sergio@targetmigration.com.au