Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) Australia Occupation List 2019

As we discussed in our previous blog about new five year Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) commenced on 1 January 2019.

The programme known as DAMA is announced in two regions of the Australia i.e Warrnambool region in Victoria and the Northern Territory (NT) which are facing skilled labor shortage.

The NT Government and the Federal Government have shortlisted 117 occupations ranging from chef to web designer to accountants to child care worker, where employers can recruit skilled migrants if they are unable to fill positions locally. 36 occupations have been added to and 29 have been removed from the list of occupations in NT DAMA II which offers pathway to Permanent Residents (PR) to Australia.

DAMA Australia Occupation List 2019

There are around 50-55 occupations are considered on very High Priority including accountants, IT Professionals and Mechanical engineers.

The list given below contains occupations that are eligible for concession of English language and a Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT).

Following is the list of the occupations available in the NT DAMA II.

Accountant (General)
Accounts Clerk
Aeroplane Pilot
Aged or Disabled Carer
Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator
Air-conditioning 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 Small goods 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
Line marker
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
Panel beater
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
Sheet metal Trades Worker
Ship’s Engineer
Ship’s Master
Small Engine Mechanic
Sound Technician
Supply and Distribution Manager
Taxation Accountant
Telecommunications Cable Jointer
Telecommunications Lines worker
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

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