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How employers are assessed as being eligible
What the Northern Territory Government assesses
The Northern Territory (NT) Government considers all of the following to decide if you, as an employer, can use the Northern Territory Designated Area Migration Agreement (NT DAMA).
- If you are operating and located in an area that is eligible under NT DAMA:
- you are only eligible to access NT DAMA if you have been actively operating for at least 12 months
- all positions to be filled must be located in the NT.
- What your workforce needs are:
- the NT Government assesses your current and future workforce needs to determine which of the occupations and concessions requested will be endorsed under the NT DAMA
- how many positions can be nominated for each occupation and for each concession
- the endorsement to access the NT DAMA is for three years but endorsement of occupations and numbers of positions to be filled is valid for one year.
- Whether you meet labour market testing and market salary rate requirements:
- you need to show you have undertaken appropriate labour market testing - this has to show that you are unable to employ an Australian citizen or permanent resident to fill the position
- you need to show that the terms and conditions of employment are in line with Australian workplace requirements - they must be no less than what an Australian could expect doing the same job in the same location.
- Whether you can be endorsed to access concessions:
- to get the English or Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) concessions you need to provide a business case supporting the concessions sought.
To apply for concessions you must complete each of the following in your chosen format:
You must provide this supporting documentation:
Evidence of active operation for at least 12 months
Adverse information over the last five years
Domestic recruitment efforts
Evidence of market salary rate
Evidence of terms and conditions of employment
Evidence supporting any TSMIT concessions sought
Note: Overseas workers on temporary Subclass 482 visas are not eligible for government support. Government support includes Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. As part of visa conditions overseas workers must maintain private health insurance for the duration of their 482 visa. This is unless Australia has a reciprocal health agreement with their country of citizenship.
Occupations sought under the labour agreement