Subsequent year endorsement process

Endorsement to access the Northern Territory Designated Area Migration Agreement (NT DAMA) is for up to five years, however initial allocation of occupation types and number of vacancies are for the first year only. Businesses seeking to access new overseas workers will need to apply to the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation each subsequent year.

Most applications are for additional numbers of the same endorsed occupation type(s), however additional occupations included in the agreement can be applied for.

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Criteria being assessed

The department examines the business’ current and future workforce needs to determine:

  • which occupation(s) and concession(s) requested may be accessible, and how many positions can be nominated for each
  • whether the business is unable to employ an Australian citizen or permanent resident to fill the position and whether the business is offering terms and conditions of employment that meet market rates. Businesses need to:
    • demonstrate they have undertaken appropriate labour market testing and are unable to employ an Australian citizen or permanent resident to fill the position. The standard of labour market testing, including duration, content and eligible mediums of advertising, are defined by the Department of Home Affairs, for more information on labour market testing requirements go to the Department of Home Affairs website
    • provide evidence that the terms and conditions of employment are in line with Australian workplace requirements - they must be no less than what an Australian would be paid to undertake the same job in the same location
  • whether the employer may be able to access the concessions, read occupations included in the agreement and concessions available. To access the English or Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold concessions, employers will need to provide evidence in support of the concessions sought.

Documents required for additional numbers, concessions and occupations

Form 1:

Additional occupations, numbers and concessions for subsequent years (54.6 kb)

Form 2:

Summary of domestic recruitment efforts form (45.3 kb)

Form 3:

Summary of salary concessions (37.0 kb)

Checklist:

ItemDescription
1. Additional occupations, numbers and concessions for subsequent years form
2. Form 956 (if a registered migration agent is assisting this application)
3. Summary of domestic recruitment summary form for each nominated position

Refer to the summary of domestic recruitment summary form above and evidence of domestic recruitment efforts over the last four months. This evidence must meet Australian Government Labour market testing requirements, for more information on labour market testing requirements go to the Department of Home Affairs website

Evidence can include:

  1. samples of advertisements, receipts for advertisements and results of advertisements in newspapers, online platforms, professional journals, industry news letters etc
  2. contracts with recruitment agencies
  3. evidence of participation in job search programs / activities (if any)
4. Job descriptions for each nominated position
Must state registration, or licensing requirements (if applicable)
5. Organisation chart less than six months old, requested positions must be displayed
6. Financial and business activity statement for the last financial year
7. Statutory declaration about adverse information, attach evidence of outcome (if any)
For more information on adverse information go to the Department of Home Affairs website
8. Evidence of market salary rate to prove the nominee receives terms and conditions no less favourable than those provided to an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  1. employment contract for an employee in the same position
  2. recent payslips for another employee in the same position or
  3. any other evidence of salary levels for an employee in the same position
Please provide this evidence for each nominated position
9. Employment contract outlining terms and conditions for each position
If already employed in the role, payslips / time sheets
10. If Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) concession is being sought, a completed summary of salary concession form
Please read TSMIT concession information

Submit your electronic application as a single PDF to migration@nt.gov.au or mail a hardcopy to:

MigrationNT
Department of Trade, Business and Innovation
GPO Box 3200
Darwin NT 0801

Last updated: 02 January 2019