NT DAMA occupations list

Under the Northern Territory Designated Area Migration Agreement (NT DAMA), overseas workers can be nominated for 124 occupations under the following visa programs:

  • the 4 year Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) subclass 482 visa
  • the permanent Employer Nomination Scheme subclass 186 visa (for those eligible for the permanent residence pathway)
  • the 5 year Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (SESR) visa.

The NT DAMA occupations list is reviewed and updated annually by agreement between the NT Government and the Australian Government.

The annual review is informed by:

  • the NT Skilled Occupations Priority List (NTSOPL), which is used as a base from which the NT DAMA occupations list is developed
  • other labour market intelligence including submissions received from industry peak bodies.

To provide feedback on occupation shortages contact the Industry Skills Advisory Council NT (ISACNT).

ISACNT undertakes labour market analysis and provides recommendations to the NT Government to inform the NTSOPL.

Occupations eligible for sponsorship under the NT DAMA

Occupations have been given a category (A to K) according to the skills and age requirements.

For information on the requirements for these categories, read qualifications and experience requirements.

Occupations have different requirements as to age, English, skills and experience and salary threshold (TSMIT). Read about concessions available.

Occupations marked with an asterisk (*) have been created outside of the standard classification of occupations.

For description of tasks and required skills for these occupations, read  job descriptions on concessions available.

ItemANZSCO codeOccupationANZSCO skill levelEnglish concessionTSMIT (market salary threshold) concessionEmployee skills & age requirements
1551111Accounts clerk4YesYesH
2231111Aeroplane pilot1NoNoA
3423111Aged or disabled carer4NoYesI
4721111Agricultural and horticultural mobile plant operator4YesYesH
5342111Air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanic3YesNoC
6323111Aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)3YesNoC
7323112Aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)3YesNoC
8121311Apiarist1YesYesA
9121111Aquaculture farmer1YesYesA
1070499Aquaculture supervisor*4YesYesH
11841111Aquaculture worker5YesYesJ
12362212Arborist3YesNoC
13321111Automotive electrician3YesNoD
14351111Baker3YesYesD
1570499Bar attendant supervisor*4YesYesH
16431112Barista4YesYesH
17451111Beauty therapist3NoYesG
18121312Beef cattle farmer1YesYesA
19551211Bookkeeper3YesYesG
20731211Bus driver4YesYesH
21351211Butcher or smallgoods maker3YesYesC
22394111Cabinetmaker3YesNoD
23141111Cafe or restaurant manager2NoYesB
24331212Carpenter3YesNoD
25351311Chef2YesNoB
26134111Child care centre manager1NoNoA
27421111Child care group leader2NoYesB
28421111Child care worker3NoYesG
29411711Community worker2NoYesB
30149311Conference and event organiser2NoYesB
31351411Cook3YesYesD
3270499Cook (specialist ethnic cuisine)*3YesYesG
33841299Crop farm workers nec5YesYesJ
34442213Crowd controller4NoYesH
35149212Customer service manager2NoYesB
36899211Deck hand4YesYesH
37423211Dental assistant4NoYesH
38321212Diesel motor mechanic3YesNoD
39411712Disabilities services officer2NoYesB
40399911Diver3YesYesC
41712211Driller4YesYesH
42451211Driving instructor3NoYesC
43241111Early childhood (pre-primary school) teacher1NoNoA
44721211Earthmoving plant operator (general)4YesYesH
45342211Electrical linesworker3YesNoC
46721214Excavator operator4YesYesH
47421112Family day care worker4NoYesI
48411713Family support worker2NoYesB
49899212Fishing hand4YesYesH
50323211Fitter (general)3YesNoD
51323212Fitter and turner3YesNoD
52323213Fitter-welder3YesNoD
53332111Floor finisher3YesYesC
54721311Forklift driver4YesYesH
55841211Fruit or nut farm worker5YesYesJ
56431311Gaming worker4YesYesH
57531111General clerk4YesYesH
58391111Hairdresser3YesYesC
5970499High access maintenance and cleaning technician*4YesYesH
60141311Hotel or motel manager2NoYesB
61542113Hotel or motel receptionist4NoYesH
62431411Hotel service manager2YesYesB
63313112ICT customer support officer2YesNoB
64313199ICT support technicians nec2YesNoB
65272412Interpreter1NoNoA
66362711Landscape gardener3YesNoC
67141411Licensed club manager2NoYesB
68721912Linemarker4YesYesH
69221112Management accountant1NoNoA
70225113Marketing specialist1NoYesA
71411611Massage therapist (remedial only)2NoNoB
72231211Master fisher2YesYesB
73831211Meat and bone slicer4YesYesK
74322311Metal fabricator3YesNoD
75841611Mixed crop and livestock farm worker5YesYesJ
76121411Mixed crop and livestock farmer1YesYesA
77841513Mixed livestock farm worker5YesYesJ
78321211Motor mechanic (general)3YesNoD
79621311Motor vehicle or caravan salesperson4NoYesH
80899411Motor vehicle parts and accessories fitter (general)4YesYesH
81621312Motor vehicle parts interpreter4YesYesH
82362411Nursery person3YesYesC
83423312Nursing support worker4NoYesI
84251312Occupational health and safety advisor1NoNoA
85512111Office manager2NoNoB
86421114Out of school hours care worker3NoYesG
87324111Panelbeater3YesYesD
88351112Pastrycook3YesYesD
89423313Personal care assistant4NoYesI
90311215Pharmacy technician2NoYesB
91334111Plumber (general)3YesNoC
92322312Pressure welder3YesNoC
93511112Program or project administrator2NoNoB
94612112Property manager3NoNoC
95411715Residential care worker2NoYesB
96142111Retail manager (general)2NoYesB
97621511Retail supervisor4NoYesH
98131112Sales and marketing manager1NoNoA
99831313Seafood process worker5YesYesJ
100322211Sheetmetal trades worker3YesYesD
101231212Ship's engineer2YesNoB
102231213Ship's master1NoNoA
10370499Skilled horticultural worker*4YesYesH
104831212Slaughterer4YesYesK
105321214Small engine mechanic3YesNoC
106399516Sound technician3YesYesC
107741111Storeperson4YesYesH
108133611Supply and distribution manager1NoYesA
109342412Telecommunications cable jointer3YesNoC
110342413Telecommunications linesworker3YesNoC
111342414Telecommunications technician3YesNoC
112423314Therapy aide4NoYesI
113451412Tour guide3YesYesG
114733111Truck driver (general)4YesYesH
115841214Vegetable farm worker5YesYesJ
116121616Vegetable grower1YesYesA
117324311Vehicle painter3YesYesC
118361311Veterinary nurse3NoYesC
11970499Waiter (supervisor)*4YesYesH
120313113Web administrator2YesNoB
121232414Web designer1NoYesA
122322313Welder (first class)3YesNoD
123272613Welfare worker1NoYesA
124411716Youth worker2NoYesB

Last updated: 27 May 2022

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