Overseas worker to demonstrate qualifications and experience

If a business is endorsed to access an occupation on the Australian Government’s current list of eligible skilled occupations (the short-term skilled occupation list, medium and long-term strategic skills list or regional occupation list),the overseas worker will need to demonstrate the same level of qualifications and experience as the standard Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) and Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa programs.

Overseas workers filling any Northern Territory Designated Area Migration Agreement (NT DAMA) occupations that are not on the Australian Government’s current list of eligible skilled occupations (the short-term skilled occupation list, medium and long-term strategic skills list or regional occupation list), must meet the following requirements depending on the skill level:

Overseas workers seeking to be nominated to fill occupations listed in the table below must meet all of the following requirements:

  • undergo a skills verification by the Northern Territory Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
  • meet the skill level as defined in ANZSCO
  • have at least two years post qualification experience*.

* The two years post qualification experience is in addition to any work experience requirements outlined in ANZSCO as substitution of qualifications.

Skill level 1 to 3 occupations
ANZSCO codeOccupation ANZSCO skill level
399911Diver3
142114 Hair or beauty salon manager2
431411Hotel service manager3
141411Licensed club manager2
512111Office manager2
612112Property manager3
142111Retail manager (general)2
231212Ship’s engineer1
342412Telecommunications cable jointer3
342414Telecommunications technician3

Overseas workers seeking to be nominated to fill occupations listed in the table below must meet all of the following requirements:

  • undergo a skills verification by the Northern Territory Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
  • have at least a relevant Australian qualifications framework (AQF) diploma or equivalent or higher level qualification
  • at least one year (20 hours plus per week)* relevant post qualification experience.

* The length of work experience cannot be calculated on a pro rata basis, for example, six months full-time work experience cannot satisfy this requirement.

Specified skill level 4 occupations
ANZSCO codeOccupation ANZSCO skill level
423111 Aged or disabled carer 4
421111 Child care worker 4
423211 Dental assistant 4
421112 Family day care worker 4
423312 Nursing support worker 4
421114 Out of school hours care worker 4
423313 Personal care assistant 4
423314 Therapy aide 4

Overseas workers seeking to be nominated to fill occupations listed in the table below must meet all of the following requirements:

  • undergo a skills verification by the Northern Territory Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, and
  • have a relevant AQF Certificate II or equivalent and at least one and a half years (20 hours plus per week)* relevant post qualifications experience, or
  • have at least a relevant AQF Certificate III or equivalent, or higher level qualification and at least one year (20 hours plus per week)* relevant post qualification experience, or
  • have at least two years (38 hours plus per week)** relevant experience.

* The length of work experience cannot be calculated on a pro rata basis, for example, six months full-time work experience cannot satisfy this requirement.

** The length of work experience cannot be calculated on a pro rata basis, for example, four years part-time work experience cannot satisfy this requirement.

General skill level 4 occupations
ANZSCO codeOccupation ANZSCO skill level
551111 Accounts clerk 4
721111Agricultural and horticultural mobile plant operator4
070499Bar attendant (supervisor)4
431112Barista4
451111Beauty therapist4
551211Bookkeeper4
731211Bus driver4
442213Crowd controller4
899211Deck hand4
721211Earthmoving plant operator (general)4
721214Excavator operator4
721311Forklift driver4
431211Gaming worker4
542113Hotel or motel receptionist4
721912Linemarker4
621311Motor vehicle or caravan salesperson4
899411Motor vehicle parts and accessories fitter (general)4
621312Motor vehicle parts interpreter4
621511Retail supervisor4
451412Tour guide4
733111Truck driver (general)4
070499Waiter (supervisor)4
712921Waste water or water plant operator4

Last updated: 17 November 2021

Give feedback about this page.

Share this page:

URL copied!