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Introduction of South Australia’s New Occupation List under DAMA

Mon, May 20 2019

Introduction of South Australia’s New Occupation List under DAMA

South Australia recently announced the new occupation list under DAMA (Designated Area Migration Agreement). The DAMA aims to help employers and businesses in South Australia in getting access of skilled foreign workers. The DAMA will specifically focus on the sectors that facing an acute shortage of workforce in the state.

There will be 2 Designated Area Migration Agreements for the state of South Australia. The first DAMA will focus on Adelaide Metropolitan Area. There will be 60 occupations listed on the Adelaide Innovation and Technology Agreement. The DAMA is a route for migrants to apply for permanent residence.

The second DAMA is called South Australian Regional Workforce Agreement that will cover the states of SA. A total of 114 occupations are listed on this DAMA. As per the Migration SA, these occupation covers:

  • Agribusiness
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Health and Aged Care
  • Mining
  • Construction

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This DAMA will also allow applicants to apply for Australian immigration. Some of the other occupations like Chef, Baker, Restaurant Manager, Accommodation and Hospitality Manager and are also included in the DAMA.

Occupations like Dental Assistant and Dentist are also available on the DAMA and these occupations will receive certain concession on language skills, age, experience and salary, as per SBS News.

The Designated Area Migration Agreement is an employer sponsored program. The applicants may obtain Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Subclass 482 under the Labour Agreement Stream and can later apply for Australian Permanent Residence. The DAMA allows employers in Australia to hire foreign skilled workers to meet the labour requirements.

Though, the detailed information regarding the DAMA application process will be released on 1st July 2019.

For further information related to South Australia Nomination Program and its immigration process, connect with our experienced visa and immigration experts by filling the Australia Immigration Assessment Form.

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