Eligibility for 491 Visa
The Victoria area on the Great South Coast has revamped its DAMA list to meet the needs of skilled agricultural workers.
See the following details to find out if your job is eligible for 491 visa sponsorship.
What is Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA)?
The Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) is an agreement between the Government of Australia and the designated area.
It provides flexibility for state, territories or regions to respond to their different economic and labour conditions through an agreement-based framework.
The Great South Coast (GSC) region in Victoria has discussed DAMA which includes activities and conditions that will help our region address the most severe staff shortages.
Under the DAMA framework, employers at the GSC who are experiencing skills shortages in those industries can apply for a permit to enter a DAMA employee agreement.
This enables them to support skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers with flexible needs than those available through standard visa-skilled programs.
Explore your permanent residency options through the Great South Coast Area DAMA
The table shows the activities that are appropriate for sponsorship including
- under the GSC DAMA,
- appropriate skill level,
- skills concessions,
- TSMIT (Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold) concessions,
- English language concessions
- Eligibility for pathway to permanent residency
|Occupation||ANZSCO or 6 digit code||ANZSCO Skill Level||Skills and Experience concession||TSMIT concession||English language concession||Permanent Pathway|
|Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator||721111||4||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Beef Cattle Farmer||121312||1||No||No||No||Yes|
|Café or Restaurant Manager||141111||2||No||No||No||Yes|
|Dairy Cattle Farm Operator||70499||4||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Diesel Motor Mechanic||321212||3||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)||721211||4||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Fitter (General) (Computer Numerical Control Setter)||323211||3||No||No||No||Yes|
|Fitter and Turner||323212||3||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Hotel or Motel Manager||141311||2||No||No||No||Yes|
|Industrial Spray painter||711211||4||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Meat Boner and Slicer||831211||4||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Meat Process Worker||831311||5||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Metallurgical or Materials Technician (Non-destructive Testing Technician)||312912||2||No||No||No||Yes|
|Mixed Crop Farmer||121216||1||No||No||No||Yes|
|Mixed Livestock Farmer||121317||1||No||No||No||Yes|
|Mobile Plant Operators (nec)||721999||4||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Motor Mechanic (General)||321211||3||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Product Grader (Meat Grader)||839312||4||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Senior Dairy Cattle Farm Worker||70499||3||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Truck Driver (General)||733111||4||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
The tasks and skills requirements for all these jobs are described in ANZSCO.
If you are an applicant who would like to apply for a Victorian 491 visa through GSC DAMA, Migration Guru can assist you.
The Victoria’s Great South Coast area to meet the need for skilled agricultural workers has updated its DAMA list.
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