If you have ever thought about moving to Australia, you are in luck because it has just gotten easier: Down Under has opened 117 job postings for foreigners who want to work and live in the country’s Northern Territory.
The Australian Government launched the second phase of the Designation Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) at the start of this year to address the shortage of occupations and population numbers in the Northern Territory and the Warrnambool regions of the nation.
DAMA II offers foreigners a path towards permanent residency in Australia under the condition that they work in the region for at least three years.
Applicants will have to undergo several tests, including an English aptitude exam, and must posses the necessary qualifications for the job before they can be considered for available positions.
The Northern Territory Chief Minister, Michale Gunner, is hopeful that migrant workers will choose to remain in the region even after the three-year period so that the area will have more skilled and consistent workers, according to a release issued by the Northern Territory government.
A Community Survey conducted by StatsSA in 2016 recorded that an estimated 178 700 South Africans were living in Australia.
Gunner hopes that the DAMA II will positively affect the country.
“More people means more jobs and a stronger economy, which means better schools, better hospitals and more police,” he says.
The application process for the positions on offer is available here.
Here is a list of the 117 occupations currently available for foreigners:
|Aged or Disabled Carer|
|Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator|
|Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic|
|Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)|
|Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)|
|Bar Attendant Supervisor|
|Beef Cattle Farmer|
|Butcher or Smallgoods Maker|
|Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)|
|Cafe or Restaurant Manager|
|Chief Executive or Managing Director|
|Child Care Centre Manager|
|Child Care Worker|
|Civil Engineering Technician|
|Conference and Event Organiser|
|Cook (includes Ethnic Cuisine)|
|Customer Service Manager|
|Diesel Motor Mechanic|
|Disabilities Services Officer|
|Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher|
|Earth Science Technician|
|Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)|
|Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)|
|Family Day Care Worker|
|Family Support Worker|
|Fitter and Turner|
|Fruit or Nut Grower|
|Hair or Beauty Salon Manager|
|Hotel or Motel Manager|
|Hotel or Motel Receptionist|
|Hotel Service Manager|
|ICT Customer Support Officer|
|ICT Support Technicians nec|
|Licensed Club Manager|
|Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer|
|Mixed Crop Farmer|
|Mixed Livestock Farmer|
|Motor Mechanic (General)|
|Motor Vehicle or Caravan Salesperson|
|Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General)|
|Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter|
|Nursing Support Worker|
|Out of School Hours Care Worker|
|Personal Care Assistant|
|Program or Project Administrator|
|Residential Care Worker|
|Retail Manager (General)|
|Sales and Marketing Manager|
|Sheetmetal Trades Worker|
|Small Engine Mechanic|
|Supply and Distribution Manager|
|Telecommunications Cable Jointer|
|Truck Driver (General)|
|Waste Water or Water Plant Operator|
|Welder (First Class)|