What are Designated Area Migration Agreements
Today we have some more great news for migration to Regional States in Australia.
Today’s blog will cover DAMA agreement for Adelaide City (South Australia).
This is GREAT news for South Australian employers in the engineering, pharmaceutical, trade (fitter, welder, etc), Information Technology industry and many more.
Now before I go into the finer details and the technical requirements for the South Australia DAMA agreement, let me first tell you this.
I can say that from first-hand experience (after living in Adelaide as an immigrant myself) that Adelaide, South Australia is a great place to live, work and raise a family. It has fantastic beaches, a great relaxing vibe and am not being biased but is very multicultural so you will never be short of amazing food, culture and great Barista coffee. Not to mention, the salaries don’t differ too much from Melbourne and Sydney but the rental accommodation is generally much more affordable. If you’re looking to buy, the average house price is also lower in Adelaide giving you that extra step forward towards purchasing your new home.
What is DAMA?
(DAMA) Designated Area Migration Agreement is a formal agreement between the Australian Government and a regional, state or territory authority. It provides access to more overseas workers than the standard skilled migration program. Its an agreement-based framework, providing flexibility for regions to respond to their unique economic and labour market conditions.
DAMA skills assessments are for skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers who intend to migrate to Australia under the DAMA program. The following states/ territories currently have DAMA agreements in place.
Employers in designated areas experiencing skills and labour shortages can sponsor skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers. Individuals cannot directly access a DAMA. Individuals need to be sponsored:
- by an employer operating in a designated region
- for an occupation that is specified in the head agreement.
Who can sponsor a skilled worker?
A registered business in South Australia experiencing skills shortages for any of the below occupations. All of the below occupations have age concessions ranging from under 55 years of age and other under 50 years of age, that provide a permanent visa pathway to the skilled workers.
|070499||Senior Digital Artist|
|111111||Chief Executive or Managing Director|
|111211||Corporate General Manager|
|132511||Research and Development Manager|
|133111||Construction Project Manager|
|133311||Importer or Exporter|
|133512||Production Manager (Manufacturing)|
|133611||Supply and Distribution Manager|
|135111||Chief Information Officer|
|135112||ICT Project Manager|
|139914||Quality Assurance Manager|
|139999||Specialist Managers nec|
|212314||Film and Video Editor|
|223311||Training and Development Professional|
|232214||Other Spatial Scientist|
|233513||Production or Plant Engineer|
|234313||Environmental Research Scientist|
|234399||Environmental Scientists nec|
|234511||Life Scientist (General)|
|234599||Life Scientists nec|
|234914||Physicist (Medical Physicist Only)|
|234999||Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec|
|322211||Sheetmetal Trades Worker|
|322313||Welder (First Class)|
|323212||Fitter and Turner|
|323214||Metal Machinist (First Class)|
|323299||Metal Fitters and Machinists nec|
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This blog does not constitute legal advice in any way or form, it general information regarding DAMA.