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
Accommodation and hospitality managers  
Accountant - general  
Aged or disabled carer*  
Agricultural and horticultural mobile plant operator
Aircraft maintenance engineer - avionics  
Aircraft maintenance engineer - mechanical  
Aquaculture farmer
Automotive electrician
Bar attendant - supervisor
Beauty therapist
Boiler or engine operator
Bus driver
Butcher or smallgoods maker
Cabler - data and telecommunications
Café or restaurant manager  
Chief executive or managing director  
Childcare worker*  
Community worker*  
Conference and event organiser  
Conservation officer  
Cook - specialist ethnic cuisine**
Corporate general manager  
Corporate services manager  
Counsellors nec  
Customer service manager  
Crowd controller
Delivery driver
Dental assistant
Dental technician  
Diesel motor mechanic
Disabilities services officer*  
Drug and alcohol counsellor  
Earthmoving plant operator - general
Earth science technician  
Electronic instrument trades worker - general
Enrolled nurse  
Facilities manager  
Family day care worker*  
Family support worker*  
Finance manager  
Fitter - general
Fitter and turner
Fruit or nut grower
Gaming worker
Hair or beauty salon manager  
Health and welfare services manager nec  
Health practice manager  
Hospitality retail and services managers nec
Hotel or motel manager  
Hotel service manager
ICT business development manager  
ICT project manager  
Judicial and other legal professionals nec  
Landscape gardener
Licensed club manager  
Master fisher
Metal fabricator
Metal machinist - first class
Motor mechanic - general
Motor vehicle parts interpreter
Motorcycle mechanic
Nurse manager  
Nursery person
Nursing support worker or nursing assistant*  
Office manager
Other sports coach or instructor
Parole or probation officer  
Personal care assistant*  
Pressure welder
Production manager - mining  
Residential care worker*  
Resident medical officer  
Retail manager - general
Retail pharmacist  
Retail supervisor
Roof plumber
Sales and marketing manager  
Security consultant
Sheetmetal trades worker
Small engine mechanic
Sound technician
Supply and distribution manager  
Taxation accountant  
Telecommunications cable jointer
Telecommunications linesworker
Telecommunications technician
Tour guide
Training and development professional  
Truck driver - general^
Tyre fitter
Vegetable grower
Veterinary nurse  
Waiter - supervisor
Welder - first class
Welfare worker  
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: 03 July 2018