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South Australia Expands Skilled Migration Opportunities with 128 New Occupations Added to Regional DAMA

Publish Date: 15/04/2024

About 128 new occupations have been integrated into the South Australia Regional Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA).

Sectors Include:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Renewable Energy
  • Construction
  • Trades
  • Agribusiness
  • ICT

Both DAMAs extended until June 30, 2025.

  • The SA Regional DAMA now offers an increased annual nomination ceiling, from 750 to 2000 places per year.
  • South Australia retains concessions such as an age concession of up to 55 years
  • A 10% reduction in the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT)
  • Concessions for English proficiency and work experience, enhancing accessibility for skilled migrants.
  • Removal of certain occupations like Grape Grower, Actors, Dancers, and Choreographers from the DAMAs due to changes in demand.
  • TSS visa holders nominated under a DAMA occupation can apply for nomination for the Employer Nominated Scheme (ENS) visa under the relevant South Australian DAMA, offering flexibility across different DAMAs.

The DAMA occupation list is available at: https://www.migration.sa.gov.au/occupation-lists/dama-occupation-list

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