Frequently asked questions
Does the Skilling Australian Fund levy apply under the NT DAMA?
Yes, for more information read the Skilling Australian Fund page.
For prospective workers
Can prospective workers apply for a visa under the NT DAMA independently?
No. The NT DAMA is an employer-sponsored visa program which comes under the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (Subclass 482 labour agreement stream). Businesses must apply to the NT Government to access the NT DAMA for the occupations, concessions and number of workers they require.
If the business is endorsed by the NT Government and if the Australian Government signs a labour agreement with the business, they can then submit nomination applications for the appropriately skilled workers they have identified.
An worker interested in a visa cannot apply independently.
Will the NT Government recommend businesses that may want to sponsor prospective workers under the NT DAMA?
No. The NT Government does not connect those interested in a visa with businesses who are endorsed, or may be interested in applying to be endorsed, under the NT DAMA. Find out more about looking for jobs in the Northern Territory.
Will the prospective workers be guaranteed permanent residency under the NT DAMA?
No. Workers must meet the eligibility requirements for permanent residency under the NT DAMA. The current pathway to permanent residency is through the subclass 186 (labour agreement stream) permanent residency sponsorship in an employer’s choice.
Who will grant the visa under the NT DAMA?
The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs makes all visa decisions.
Is there age limit on the applicant?
The subclass 482 does not have an age limit, however businesses and workers aspiring to access the permanent residence pathway must be aware that this has an age limit of 49 year old (cannot have turned 50) at time of permanent residence nomination.
Last updated: 14 January 2019