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NEW DAMA Changes for South Australia – New occupations added – PR pathway

NEW DAMA Changes for South Australia – New occupations added – PR pathway

 

South Australia has recently introduced the amended Designed Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) which has become easier and cheaper for DAMA visa applicants.

A great PR pathway for those who seek concessions for:

  • English Language
  • Age Requirement
  • Permanent Residence Pathway
  • Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT)

What changes have been made?

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On 29 October 2020, Move to SA has announced that the Australian government has agreed to significant changes to SA’s DAMAs. In summary, there are three major changes on SA DAMAs:

  • Concessions and PR Pathways
  • Skills Assessing Authority
  • DAMA Occupation List

 

  • Concessions and PR Pathways

Before this change, South Australia DAMA only offered English language and age concessions to temporary visa holders, and DAMA candidates who intended to apply for PR were still required to meet permanent residence eligibility requirements without the above concessions.

Now the amended SA DAMA has secured both English and age concessions to PR visa applicants.  In other words, SA DAMA candidates are eligible to apply for PR with the following concessions:

  • English concession: IELTS score 5.0 overall (or equivalent), and minimum of IELTS score 4.5 (or equivalent) for individual bands, where specified in the DAMA occupation list.
  • Age concession: Under Age 50 for regional occupations and Under Age 55 for Metro occupations

The changes to work experience requirements for a number of occupations will make it easier for qualified international graduates to be eligible to apply. 

All DAMA occupations in the DAMA occupation lists will be eligible for a permanent residency pathway by Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Visa (Subclass 494) or Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482).

 

  • Skills Assessing Authority

From now on, the South Australia government is able to undertake the skill assessments for your DAMA occupations. If your occupation is listed as “skills verification required from South Australia” in the DAMA occupation list, then you can submit an online enquiry requesting further information on the skills assessment process from Move to SA website.

 

  • DAMA Occupation List

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SA has brought some new occupations into the DAMA occupation lists and the focus is on the following sectors:

  • Health care
  • Manufacturing
  • High-tech sectors
  • Agribusiness
  • Food productions

In total, 92 new occupations added to the DAMA occupation lists. While 26 new occupations added to the list for the Adelaide Metro Occupation list 66 new occupations added to the regional DAMA occupation list.

Please refer to the end of the blog for new added and removed occupations.

 

Our View

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It is great news for many visa applicants that 92 occupations are added into DAMA occupation lists. It opens up another pathway for them to obtain for Permanent Residence.  New changes have also provided some flexibility to DAMA candidates. Those occupations with ANZSCO 070499 in the following DAMA occupation tables are newly made occupations.  The DAR (Government of South Australia) will be undertaking the skills assessment for those specific occupations.

However, some occupations used to be popular for DAMA have been removed from DAMA occupation lists, such as Cook; Chef; Bar Attendant & Restaurant Manager & Diesel Motor Mechanic. This reflects the scale of COVID-19 has heavily hit many previous market demanding industries.

With the lower English and Age requirements, DAMA program visa could potentially lead many visa applicants to PR.

South Australia government now becomes the skills assessing authority, this will allow previously ineligible occupations to now be available for skilled migration; ensuring workers filling those positions are appropriately skilled.

 

 

Sources

https://www.migration.sa.gov.au/news-events/dama-program-changes

https://www.workvisalawyers.com.au/services/employer-sponsored-visas/designated-area-migration-agreement-dama.html

 https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-skill-shortage-482/labour-agreement-stream

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/employer-nomination-scheme-186/labour-agreement-stream

 

What is DAMA?

The Australian Designated Area Migration Agreement also referred to as the “DAMA” is intended to assist employers operating in a specific are through sponsoring skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers for positions they are unable to fill with local Australian workers.

The DAMA is a labour agreement for a designated area that can provide access to a larger amount of occupations and may have lower requirements. The DAMA labour agreement allows employers to be approved to sponsor migrant workers through the Temporary Skills Shortage TSS 482 and the employer nomination scheme subclass 186 visa streams. Skilled and semi-skilled workers in occupations which are not on the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) may be able to access skilled Australian migration through the DAMA program.

If you want to know more about DAMA, please visit our following website:

https://www.workvisalawyers.com.au/services/employer-sponsored-visas/designated-area-migration-agreement-dama.html

 

 

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NEW Adelaide Metro Occupations

OCCUPATION

Status

Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers nec

(211199)

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

Advancement Manager (070499)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

Advancement Professional (070499)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

Analyst Programmer (261311) 

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

Artistic Director (212111)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

Arts Administrator or Manager (139911)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List   

Chemistry Technician (311411)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

Clinical Researcher (070499)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

Corporate Services Manager (132111)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) (249212)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

Dancer or Choreographer (211112)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

Data and Analytics Manager (070499)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

Developer Programmer (261312)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

Digital Producer (070499)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

 

Digital Supervisor (070499) 

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

 

Earth Science Technician (311412)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

 

Education Manager nec (134499)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

 

Information and Organisation Professionals nec (includes Data Scientist) (224999)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

 

Librarian (224611)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

 

Life Science Technician (311413)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

 

Medical Laboratory Technician (311213)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

 

Policy and Planning Manager (132411)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

 

Public Relations Manager (131114)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

 

Science Technicians nec (311499)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

 

Statistician (224113)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

 

Digital Production Manager (070499)

 

New – Under  Adelaide Metro Occupation List  

 

 

NEW Regional DAMA Occupations

Occupations

Status

Cold Store Manager (070499)

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Cold Store Operator (070499)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Dairy Cattle Farmer (121313)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Irrigation Technician (070499)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Poultry Farm Supervisor (070499) 

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Poultry Stockperson (070499)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Senior Dairy Cattle Farm Worker (070499)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Senior Piggery Stockperson (070499)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Skilled Horticultural Worker (070499)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Vineyard Manager (070499)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Vineyard Supervisor (070499)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Wine Maker (234213)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Cook (ethnic cuisine)(070499)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Sales and Marketing Manager (131112)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Care Supervisor (070599)

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Child Care Centre Manager (134111)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Child Care Worker (421111)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Dental Hygienist (411211)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Dental Technician (411213)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Dental Therapist (411311)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher (241111)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (254412)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Registered Nurses nec (254499)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Veterinary Nurse (361311)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Welfare Worker (272613)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Civil Engineer (233211)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Civil Engineering Draftsperson (312211)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Construction Project Manager (133111)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Electrical Engineer (133211)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Electrical Engineering Draftsperson (312311) 

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Electrical Engineering Technician (312312)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Electrical Motor Repairer or Winder (070499)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Electronics Engineer (233411)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Electronic Engineering Draftsperson (312411)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Electronic Engineering Technician (312412)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Engineering Manager (133211)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Engineering Technologist (233914)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Fitter (General) (323211)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Fitter and Turner (323212)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Fitter-Welder (323213)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Industrial Engineer (233511)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Manufacturer (133411)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Mechanical Engineer (233512)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson (312511)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Mechanical Engineering Technician (312512)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Metal Fabricator (322311)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Metal Fitters and Machinists nec (323299)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Metal Machinist (First Class) (323214)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Plastics Technician (399916)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Pressure Welder (322312)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Procurement Manager (133612)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Production Manager (Manufacturing) (133512)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Production Manager (Mining) (133513)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Production or Plant Engineer  (233513)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Sheetmetal Trades Worker (322211)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Stonemason (331112)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Structural Engineer (233214)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Supply and Distribution Manager (133611)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Technicians and Trades Workers nec

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Transport Engineer (233215)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Vehicle Body Builder (324211)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Welder (First Class) (322313)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Welding Engineer (070499)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Welding Inspector (070499)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Welding Specialist Supervisor (070499)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

Welding Technologist (070499)

 

New – Under Regional Migration Occupation List

 

 

Removed occupations

Occupations

Status

Accommodation and Hospitality Managers (nec)

Removed

Automotive Electrician

 

Removed

 

Baker

 

Removed

Bar Attendant

 

Removed

Bulldozer Operator

Removed

Café or Restaurant Manager

 

Removed

Chef

 

Removed

Community Arts Worker

 

Removed

Construction Rigger

 

Removed

Cook

Removed

Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator

 

Removed

Diesel motor Mechanic

 

Removed

Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)

 

Removed

Excavator Operator

 

Removed

Forester

Removed

Forestry Worker

 

Removed

Gaming Worker

 

Removed

Grader Operator

 

Removed

Hotel or Motel Manager

 

Removed

Hotel or Motel Receptionist

 

Removed

Hotel Service Manager

Removed

Loader Operator

 

Removed

Logging Assistant

 

Removed

Logging Plant Operator

 

Removed

Motor Mechanic (General)

 

Removed

Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General)

 

Removed

Motorcycle Mechanic

 

Removed

Panelbeater

 

Removed

Passenger Coach Driver

 

Removed

Pastrycook

 

Removed

Sand Blaster

 

Removed

Sawmilling Operator

 

Removed

Scaffolder

 

Removed

Steel Fixer

 

Removed

Structural Steel Erector

 

Removed

Tree Faller

 

Removed

Waiter

 

Removed

Truck Driver (General)

 

Removed

 

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