Occupations included in the agreement

The table shows occupations that are eligible to for sponsorship under the Northern Territory Designated Area Migration Agreement (NT DAMA).

It also shows the concessions that may be applied.

NT employers can seek a Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) concession. However, there must be a strong business case provided to support a TSMIT concession.

The employer has to show that the salary offered to a prospective overseas worker is at least what an Australian citizen or permanent resident could expect doing the same job in the same location.

Occupation English concession may be available TSMIT concession may be available
Accounts clerk
Aged or disabled carer*
Agricultural and horticultural mobile plant operator
Agricultural technician
Aquaculture farmer
Automotive electrician
Bar attendant - supervisor
Beauty therapist
Boiler or engine operator
Bus driver
Butcher or smallgoods maker
Cabler - data and telecommunications
Carpenter and joiner
Childcare worker*
Community worker*
Cook - specialist ethnic cuisine**
Crowd controller
Delivery driver
Dental assistant
Dental therapist
Diesel motor mechanic
Disabilities services officer*
Earthmoving plant operator - general
Electronic instrument trades worker - general
Family day care worker*
Family support worker*
Fitter - general
Fitter and turner
Fruit or nut grower
Gaming worker
Gardener - general
Hair or beauty salon manager
Hospitality retail and services managers nec
Hotel service manager
Landscape gardener
Master fisher
Metal fabricator
Metal machinist - first class
Motor mechanic - general
Motor vehicle parts interpreter
Motorcycle mechanic
Nursery person
Nursing support worker or nursing assistant*
Office manager
Other sports coach or instructor
Painting trades worker
Personal care assistant*
Pressure welder
Printing machinist
Residential care worker*
Retail manager - general
Retail supervisor
Roof plumber
Security consultant
Sheetmetal trades worker
Small engine mechanic
Sound technician
Telecommunications cable jointer
Telecommunications linesworker
Telecommunications technician
Therapy aide*
Tour guide
Truck driver - general^
Tyre fitter
Vegetable grower
Vehicle painter
Waiter - supervisor
Welder - first class
Youth worker*

* an English language concession is not available as these occupations are classified as vulnerable.

** for the occupation of Cook - specialist ethnic cuisine:

  • an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of 5.0 or the equivalent in another English testing system accepted by the Australian Government is required
  • no minimum individual IELTS test component score in reading, writing, speaking and listening applies.

^ applicants must meet specific licensing requirements.

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Last updated: 28 November 2017