Low Skilled and Limited English? New Permanent Residency Opportunity in Australia for Filipinos


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Have you ever wanted to live and work in Australia? For Filipinos who weren’t able to take up nursing, engineering, or any other in-demand profession back home, this is your chance to live and work in the land down-under.

The Northern Territory has finally opened a pathway for 117 different types of occupations to gain permanent residency after only living within that region for 3 consecutive years. This is a new scheme under the current administration, to funnel migrants away from a swelling Melbourne and Sydney- facing heavy loads of immigration that is overtaking infrastructure growth.

The NT Government, along with the Federal Government have given a list including 117 occupations from child care workers, to welders, to web designers, where they can try and move to the region that will lead to PR in the future. Also, most of the occupations on the list are eligible for English language concession and a Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) concession.  

a pathway for 117 different types of occupations to gain permanent residency after only living that region for 3 consecutive years

This new scheme called DAMA, which is an acronym for Designation Area Migration Agreements has been announced for two regions in Australia. Namely, Warrnambool region in Victoria, and the Northern Territory, which badly needs a population boost and workers.

From Accountants to cooks, to baristas, This new scheme will give would be migrants a strong incentive to move to the aforementioned regions; especially that this new law, that has officially come to effect on January 1st, 2019, will be providing a path to permanent residency.

Do you know anyone who is eligible for this program? Or perhaps you have always wanted to live and work in Australia- now is your chance. Below is a list of the Northern Territory DAMA II occupation list. As for the Warrnambool DAMA list, around 20 occupations will be listed and a full list will be released by the 1st quarter of 2019.

Nais mo bang mamuhay at magtrabaho sa Australia? Para sa mga Pilipino na hindi nakuha ang pag-aalaga, engineering, o anumang iba pang in-demand na propesyon sa bahay, ito ang iyong pagkakataon na mabuhay at magtrabaho sa lupa pababa sa ilalim.

Ang Northern Territory ay sa wakas ay nagbukas ng isang landas para sa 117 iba’t ibang uri ng trabaho upang makakuha ng permanenteng paninirahan pagkatapos lamang nakatira sa loob ng rehiyong iyon sa loob ng 3 magkakasunod na taon. Ito ay isang bagong iskema sa ilalim ng kasalukuyang pangangasiwa, upang ang mga migrante na magpapalayo sa isang nagbubungkal na Melbourne at Sydney na nakaharap sa mabigat na mga kalakal ng imigrasyon na umaabot sa paglago ng imprastraktura.

Ang Pamahalaan ng NT, kasama ang Pederal na Pamahalaan ay nagbigay ng isang listahan kasama ang 117 mga trabaho mula sa mga manggagawa sa pangangalaga ng bata, sa mga welders, sa mga web designer, kung saan maaari nilang subukan at lumipat sa rehiyon na hahantong sa PR sa hinaharap. Gayundin, karamihan sa mga trabaho sa listahan ay karapat-dapat para sa konsesyon sa wikang Ingles at isang konsesyon sa Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT).

isang landas para sa 117 iba’t ibang uri ng trabaho upang makakuha ng permanenteng paninirahan pagkatapos lamang nakatira sa rehiyon na iyon para sa 3 magkakasunod na taon

Ang bagong pamamaraan na ito na tinatawag na DAMA, na isang acronym para sa Mga Kasunduan sa Pagtatayo sa Lugar ng Pagtatakda ay inihayag para sa dalawang rehiyon sa Australia. Namamalagi, ang rehiyon ng Warrnambool sa Victoria, at ang Northern Territory, na nangangailangan ng mas malaking populasyon at manggagawa.

Mula sa mga Accountant sa mga lutuin, sa mga barista, Ang bagong pamamaraan na ito ay magbibigay ay magiging isang malakas na insentibo upang lumipat sa mga nabanggit na rehiyon; lalung-lalo na na ang bagong batas na ito na opisyal na magkakabisa sa Enero 1, 2019, ay magbibigay ng landas sa permanenteng paninirahan.

Alam mo ba ang sinumang karapat-dapat para sa programang ito? O marahil ay laging nais mong mabuhay at magtrabaho sa Australia- ngayon ay ang iyong pagkakataon. Sa ibaba ay isang listahan ng listahan ng occupation ng Northern Territory DAMA II. Tulad ng sa listahan ng Warrnambool DAMA, mayroong 20 na trabaho ang ililista at isang buong listahan ay ipapalabas ng 1st quarter ng 2019.



NT DAMA II Occupation List


Accountant (General)

Accounts Clerk

Aeroplane Pilot

Aged or Disabled Carer

Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)

Aquaculture Farmer


Automotive Electrician


Bar Attendant Supervisor


Beauty Therapist

Beef Cattle Farmer


Bus Driver

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

Community Worker

Conference and Event Organiser


Cook (includes Ethnic Cuisine)

Crowd Controller

Customer Service Manager

Deck Hand

Dental Assistant

Diesel Motor Mechanic

Disabilities Services Officer


Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher

Earth Science Technician

Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)

Electrical Linesworker

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)

Excavator Operator

Facilities Manager

Family Day Care Worker

Family Support Worker

Fitter (General)

Fitter and Turner


Floor Finisher

Flying Instructor

Forklift Driver

Fruit or Nut Grower

Gaming Worker

Hair or Beauty Salon Manager


Hardware Technician

Hotel or Motel Manager

Hotel or Motel Receptionist

Hotel Service Manager

ICT Customer Support Officer

ICT Support Technicians nec


Landscape Gardener

Licensed Club Manager


Management Accountant

Marketing Specialist

Metal Fabricator

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

Motorcycle Mechanic

Nursing Support Worker

Office Manager

Out of School Hours Care Worker


Personal Care Assistant

Pharmacy Technician

Plumber (General)

Pressure Welder

Program or Project Administrator

Property Manager

Recreation Officer

Residential Care Worker

Retail Manager (General)

Retail Supervisor

Sales and Marketing Manager

Sheetmetal Trades Worker

Ship’s Engineer

Ship’s Master

Small Engine Mechanic

Sound Technician

Supply and Distribution Manager

Taxation Accountant

Telecommunications Cable Jointer

Telecommunications Linesworker

Telecommunications Technician

Therapy Aide

Tour Guide

Truck Driver (General)

Vegetable Grower

Vehicle Painter

Veterinary Nurse

Waiter Supervisor

Waste Water or Water Plant Operator

Web Administrator

Web Designer

Welder (First Class)

Welfare Worker

Youth Worker


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