Each DAMA covers a defined regional territory of Australia and is based on a two-step process. As a first step, a five-year agreement will be reached between the Commonwealth government and the representative of the region. The Government of South Australia is currently in service with the following two DAMAAs: Skilled – Business Migration, Department for Innovation and Skills, is the Representative of the Area Designated (DAR) and is a co-signer of the agreement and is responsible for overseeing and approving sponsors under the agreements. These include: migration regulations and all the additional requirements under a DAMA employment contract define the requirements to be met during the visa appointment and phase. Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) are an agreement between a territory and the Australian government so that companies in that region can enter into an employment contract. The use of an agreement-based framework also offers a more flexible approach to the standard migration programme for qualified persons. It allows parts of Australia facing unique economic and labour market conditions and the formulation of an agreement with the Australian government to encourage skilled and skilled foreign workers to meet their needs that would otherwise not be available under the standard skilled migration program. As a result, skilled foreign labour may be sponsored by an employer recommended for a lower class 482 TSS (TSS) visa as part of the employment contract flow. The next step will be to outline the types of visas (i.e. TSS, ENS and/or VISA SESR) that can be issued under the agreement. The LA will contain an appointment cap representing the maximum number of TSS, ENS and/or SESR appointments that can be approved each year of the agreement. The Designated Areas Migration Agreement (DAMA) is a five-year agreement between the Commonwealth and the Design Area Representative (DAR), the Department for Innovation and Skills, Skilled – Business Migration.
LaD`s applications for agreement are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. To be considered, an employer must prove that this is a compelling case with evidence of the employment of a foreign worker, on the basis of which the RAD, in agreement with the Ministry of the Interior, has defined a number of confirmation requirements, these requirements are intended to meet the objectives of the DAMA and are political conditions that meet the objectives of the agreements. DAMas allow employers in South Australia to sponsor a skilled foreign workforce in positions they cannot fill with local labour. Employers with a lack of skills and labour can apply for approval of a DAMA employment contract. This allows them to sponsor a skilled and semi-skilled foreign workforce with more flexible requirements than is available through standard visa programs. The next step is to apply to the department for a work agreement (LA). An LA under a DAMA is considered an “industrial model” as an employment contract. The LAs, which are conducted with employers in these areas, have the same conditions that have been agreed between the Commonwealth and the Commonwealth and State or Territory governments, in consultation with key industry stakeholders, to formulate the DAMA “Head” agreement.