DAMA - Adelaide
Hi, I have a question about the South Australian Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA)
This is taken from the gov website : "Adelaide Technology and Innovation Advancement Agreement – which focuses on Adelaide’s high-tech growth industries including defence, space, technology and advanced manufacturing industries."
My question is how does a skilled overseas worker get sponsored for any job within these industries when they almost always mention that they require security clearances and that to be eligible for those clearances you need to be an Australian citizen?
Is there a special exception for sponsored positions using DAMA?
Hi Meaghan and welcome ☺️
I expect the restrictions will still apply for the types of roles you are illuding to, however the industries referenced are broad enough that there will still be opportunities for roles where such a strict requirement doesn't exist.
Unfortunately, Covid has had a pretty devistating impact on Australian Migration so these opportunities are far and few between at the moment.
What's your background work wise?
All the best
i am 44 years old truck driver and wondering if could have a chance by this DAMA
Hi ilias, checking the Current South Australia list available here, truck driver is on the current DAMA list under ANZSCO 733111.
More info about this job code:
- Cement Mixer Driver
- Compactor Driver (Rubbish Collection)
- Haulpak Driver
- Kaitaraiwa Taraka (NZ)
- Livestock Haulier
- Logging Truck Driver
- Road Train Driver
- Tilt Tray Driver
- Skills Assessment Authority
- Caveats: No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 7331 Truck Drivers
Description: drive heavy trucks, removal vans, tankers and tow trucks to transport bulky goods and liquids.
- manoeuvring vehicles into position for loading and unloading
- loading and unloading vehicles using lifting and tipping devices
- observing safety requirements when loading and unloading vehicles
- making regular quality checks of vehicles to ensure they can be driven safely
- estimating weights to comply with load limitations and ensuring safe distribution of weight
- ensuring goods are stowed and securely covered to prevent loss and damage
- verifying loading documents, checking the condition of goods and obtaining certification of deliveries
Skill Level: Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. In Australia: AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)In New Zealand: NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualifications (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.
Assuming you meet the criteria then you will qualify, however, jobs still need to be advertised before you can apply.
All the best
@mark Hi Mark,
For the defense industry question I had posed above. It is my partner's profession not mine.
His background is working in the simulation industry. He works specifically in the defense/military department. He's been with the same company for 20 years now in various positions. Software Developer, Integration Specialist, Project Engineer and currently his title is Software Development Manager. He has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science.
Since my last post, our focus has changed to migrating to Perth. We stayed in Perth for 3 months for my partners job back in 2017 and I've been wanting to return ever since :)
Our issue right now, apart from Covid, is which profession to try and get a visa with. Partner would probably apply for a 189 visa, as Developer Programmer, but he'd only have 70-75 points. Issue with this is there are tons of applicants for this profession with much higher points.
I could apply as Librarian, I could get up to 90 points depending on visa, but my visa options would have to be sponsored. I have never seen a posting for a library job offering sponsorship. Have you ever seen one?
Could you share your opinion with us as to what scenario would have a better chance at getting a visa? Low points for 189 or higher points that require sponsorship?
Thank you in advance for you help!
Hi Meaghan, if you are looking for PR then I think your partners may be the better way to go as you can apply this route while still searching for sponsorship ops for yourself in parallel.
When you say 75 points. Where are you guys from (Which country). Would taking IELTS be an option for you to gain additional points?
Also, does your partner's employer have a presence in Australia? Could an internal move be an option. The global talent visa could be an option for him which would negate the issue around points if his employer was willing to sponsor. Please see here for more on this option:
@mark We are Canadian, so we would get Competent English automatically, but the points I gave you for my partner are with Superior English.
I don't really understand the Global Talent visa. Could it be as simple as someone in HR at his company's Australian office fill in the form for this visa?
For the internal move, it could be a possibilty. There is an office but it is on the East coast near Sydney. The issue with that is that we haven't seen any openings at that office in a while. Might be due to covid. The other issue is that we really want to be in Perth. It's where we stayed for 3 months and it's much more affordable than the east coast, especially near Sydney.
Also, the more info i get makes me realise that getting a visa on our own would be best. Our visa wouldn't be tied to a company, so if one of us dislikes the job, we'd be able to find something else.
Thanks for all your help :)