Immigration SA has released further information relating to South Australia’s Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA) which is now available:
The SA DAMA program falls under two streams
Adelaide Innovation and Technology Agreement
There are 60 occupations on the Adelaide Innovation and Technology Agreement which supports the Adelaide City Deal. These occupations provide employers in the defence, space, and advanced manufacturing and technology industries with the ability to access and retain a highly-skilled workforce.
South Australian Regional Workforce Agreement
There are 114 occupations on the South Australian Regional Workforce Agreement which provide employers in key regional growth industries of agribusiness, health and aged care, hospitality and tourism, mining and construction sectors with the ability to access and retain a skilled workforce.
The South Australian Regional Workforce Agreement covers the entire state of South Australia.
Concessions for occupations vary and include:
• Up to 10% reduction of the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT), which is set nationally
• English language concessions at IELTS (or equivalent in another accepted English language test) 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any of the four test components
• Skills assessment concession
• Age concession to enable pathways to permanent residency
The South Australian Designated Area Migration Agreement also provides eligible businesses access to 4 occupations not listed in ANZSCO, these are identified under the code ‘ANZSCO 070499’.
Further details relating to the DAMA application process and how to apply will be released by 1 July 2019.
Source from: https://migration.sa.gov.au/local-employers/designated-area-migration-agreements/dama-occupation-lists