What occupations can be sponsored and what concessions may be available under the Northern Territory DAMA?

The table below outlines all of the occupations that are eligible to be sponsored under the Northern Territory Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) as well as the concessions that may be accessible.

Where a Northern Territory employer is seeking a Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) concession, the business will need to demonstrate that the salary being offered to a prospective overseas worker is no less favourable than 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
A​quaculture Farmer​ ​✓ ​✓
Master Fisher​ ​✓ ​✓
​Fruit or Nut Grower ​✓ ​✓
​Vegetable Grower ​✓ ​✓
​Agricultural Technician ​✓ ​✓
Automotive Electrician​ ✓​ ✓​
Motor Mechanic (General)​ ✓​ ✓​
Diesel Motor Mechanic​ ✓​ ✓​
Motorcycle Mechanic​ ✓​ ✓​
Small Engine Mechanic​ ✓​ ✓​
Sheetmetal Trades Worker​ ✓​ ✓​
Metal Fabricator​ ✓​ ✓​
Pressure Welder​ ✓​ ✓​
Welder (First Class)​ ✓​ ✓​
Fitter (General)​ ✓​ ✓​
Fitter and Turner​ ✓​ ✓​
Fitter-Welder​ ✓​ ✓​
Metal Machinist (First Class)​ ✓​ ✓​
Panelbeater​ ✓​ ✓​
Vehicle Painter​ ✓​ ✓​
​Bricklayer​ ​✓ ​✓
Carpenter and Joiner​ ✓​ ✓​
Carpenter​ ✓​ ✓​
Painting Trades Worker​ ✓​ ✓​
Glazier​ ✓​ ✓​
Roof P​lumber​ ​✓ ​✓
​Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)​ ​✓ ​✓
​Cabler (Data and Telecommunications) ​✓ ​✓
​Telecommunications Cable Jointer ​✓ ​✓
Telecommunications Linesworker​ ✓​ ✓​
Telecommunications Technician​ ✓​ ✓​
Baker​ ✓​ ✓​
Pastrycook​ ✓​ ✓​
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker​ ✓​ ✓​
Chef​ ✓​ ✓​
Cook​ ✓​ ✓​
**Cook (Specialist Ethnic Cuisine) ✓​ ✓​
​Gardener General​ ​✓ ​✓
Arborist​ ✓​ ✓​
Landscape Gardener​ ✓​ ✓​
Nurseryperson ​✓ ​✓
​Hair or Beauty Salon Manager ​✓
Hairdresser​ ✓​ ✓​
Printing Machinist​ ✓​ ✓​
Upholsterer​ ✓​ ✓​
Cabinetmaker​ ✓​ ✓​
Sound Technician ​✓ ​✓
*Community Worker​ ✓​
*Disabilities Services Officer​ ✓​
​*Family Day Care Worker ​✓
*Family Support Worker​ ✓​
*Per​sonal Care Assistant​ ​✓
*Residential Care Worker​ ✓​
*Youth Worker​ ✓​
*Child Care Worker​ ✓​
*Aged or Disabled Carer​ ✓​
​*Therapy Aide ​✓
​Dental Therapist ​✓
Dental Assistant​ ✓​ ✓​
Bar Attendant (Supervisor)​ ✓​ ✓​
Barista​ ✓​ ✓​
Gaming Worker​ ✓​ ✓​
Hospitality, Retail and Services Manager nec​ ​✓ ​✓
Hotel Service Manager​ ✓​ ✓​
Waiter (Supervisor)​ ✓​ ✓​
Crowd Controller​ ✓​ ✓​
Security Consultant​ ✓​ ✓​
Beauty Therapist​ ✓​ ✓​
Tour Guide​ ✓​ ✓​
Other Sports Coach or Instructor​ ✓​ ✓​
Office Manager​ ✓​ ✓​
Accounts Clerk​ ​✓ ​✓
Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter
Retail Supervisor
​Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator​ ✓​ ​✓
Boiler or Engine Operator
Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)
Bus Driver
Delivery Driver
^Truck Driver (General)
Deck Hand​ ​✓ ​✓
​Diver ​✓ ​✓
Storeperson
Scaffolder
Tyre Fitter
Retail Manager​ ✓​ ✓​
*Nursing Support Worker / Nursing Assistant ✓​

* These occupations are classified as 'vulnerable' and therefore an English language concession is not available.

** For the occupation of Cook (Specialist Ethnic Cuisine) an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of 5.0, or equivalent in another eligible English testing system, is required however, no minimum individual test component score in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening applies.​

^ There are specific licensing requirements that applicants for this occupation must meet.​