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Limited English? No, Problem. New Scheme Was Introduced to Welcome Skilled Migrants to Work and Live Permanently in NT

There’s hope and a great opportunity for low skilled migrants who yearns to permanently reside in Northern Territory after years of working day and night on a designated occupation. The region has opened its doors to skilled migrants who have limited English and welcomes them to apply for 117 occupations which offers a permanent residency pathway.

This break through was designed by the Australian government to attract migrants to regional areas across the country which are experiencing labour shortages and need a population boost as well as help address regional skills gaps like in Warrnambool region in Victoria and the Northern Territory which Australians cannot fill.

The new scheme which took effect on 1 January 2019 is called Designation Area Migration Agreements (DAMA)s. The new scheme is an example of the Government using Australia’s migration program to benefit specific locations and better match the needs of the states, territories and regional areas. It works best and benefits the migrants as well as the government and businesses across Australia.

There are 117 occupations the NT Government and the Federal Government have shortlisted ranging from accountants to child care worker to chef to web designer, where employers can nominate skilled migrants if they are unable to find Australians to fill the positions.

NT DAMA II Occupation List

Accountant (General)
Accounts Clerk
Aeroplane Pilot
Aged or Disabled Carer
Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
Aquaculture Farmer
Automotive Electrician
Bar Attendant Supervisor
Beauty Therapist
Beef Cattle Farmer
Bus Driver
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)
Cafe or Restaurant Manager
Chief Executive or Managing Director
Child Care Centre Manager
Child Care Worker
Civil Engineering Technician
Community Worker
Conference and Event Organiser
Cook (includes Ethnic Cuisine)
Crowd Controller
Customer Service Manager
Deck Hand
Dental Assistant
Diesel Motor Mechanic
Disabilities Services Officer
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
Earth Science Technician
Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)
Electrical Linesworker
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
Excavator Operator
Facilities Manager
Family Day Care Worker
Family Support Worker
Fitter (General)
Fitter and Turner
Floor Finisher
Flying Instructor
Forklift Driver
Fruit or Nut Grower
Gaming Worker
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager
Hardware Technician
Hotel or Motel Manager
Hotel or Motel Receptionist
Hotel Service Manager
ICT Customer Support Officer
ICT Support Technicians nec
Landscape Gardener
Licensed Club Manager
Management Accountant
Marketing Specialist
Metal Fabricator
Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
Mixed Crop Farmer
Mixed Livestock Farmer
Motor Mechanic (General)
Motor Vehicle or Caravan Salesperson
Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General)
Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter
Motorcycle Mechanic
Nursing Support Worker
Office Manager
Out of School Hours Care Worker
Personal Care Assistant
Pharmacy Technician
Plumber (General)
Pressure Welder
Program or Project Administrator
Property Manager
Recreation Officer
Residential Care Worker
Retail Manager (General)
Retail Supervisor
Sales and Marketing Manager
Sheetmetal Trades Worker
Ship’s Engineer
Ship’s Master
Small Engine Mechanic
Sound Technician
Supply and Distribution Manager
Taxation Accountant
Telecommunications Cable Jointer
Telecommunications Linesworker
Telecommunications Technician
Therapy Aide
Tour Guide
Truck Driver (General)
Vegetable Grower
Vehicle Painter
Veterinary Nurse
Waiter Supervisor
Waste Water or Water Plant Operator
Web Administrator
Web Designer
Welder (First Class)
Welfare Worker
Youth Worker
If you’re interested in nominating or applying for one of the occupations listed above, we at Migration Mantra has over ten years of outstanding migration service. We know the visa processes inside out and will help set you off on the right track from the very beginning and follow through till the very end. We are a migration consultancy firm that helps facilitate all Australian immigration relocation needs from people across the globe. We have extensive knowledge and experience in all types of Australian visas. From document compilation and preparation, acting on your behalf to liaise with the Immigration Department, visa application submission and to post visa submission follow up, we help and guide you from the beginning till the end. We’ll take your stress away so that you can focus more on other important aspects of your life.

Please feel free to contact us or visit our office.


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