On 29 October 2020, Skilled & Business Migration (South Australia) has announced changes to two of its Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) with the Australian Government, namely, Adelaide Technology and Innovation Advancement Agreement, and South Australian Regional Workforce Agreement.
The Commonwealth Government has agreed to significant changes after the annual review, including:
- New occupations are added to focus on health care, manufacturing, high-tech sectors, agribusiness, and food production.
- Additional English language and age concessions are granted to visa applicants, offering a pathway to permanent residency through the Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) visa or the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (Subclass 494) visa.
- South Australian Government is approved as a skills assessment authority for occupations that require a skills assessment and have no alternative skills assessment authority.
The South Australian DAMAs are formal agreements between the Department of Home Affairs, representing the Australian Government, and the Department for Innovation and Skills, representing the South Australian Government.
To access the full DAMA Occupation List, click here.