Inspiring Our Youth
To Realise Their Potential
Back to News Items

Could You Help Tailor Skilled Work Visas to Suit Your Needs?

Due to ongoing skills shortages in our region and the lack of suitable existing visa programs to assist employers with their labour needs, a Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) is being proposed by RDA-NI to the Department of Home Affairs.

A DAMA is similar to a Labour Agreement that a large employer might have with Home Affairs, in order to have concessions or reduced requirements for existing visa programs. We anticipate that a DAMA would provide employers who have not been able to source the skilled labour they need with another option for doing so.

As our region’s employers work to recover from drought, bushfires and Covid-19, practical options to meet their growth needs are important. Our regional proposal needs to be supported by data and for that, we need input from employers through this employer experiences and needs survey.

We have kept the survey as short as possible while also collating the data that is required by Home Affairs. The survey takes only 10 minutes to complete and we appreciate you taking the time to answer the questions provided. All responses will be kept anonymous, with all data being used in aggregate.

If you have any questions about this survey or what a DAMA would mean for the region, you can contact our Senior Skilled Migration Officer, Gary Fry on 02 6771 0700 or at gfry@rdani.org.au.


Related Pages
Share This Page With Someone
Stay Informed
Subscribe to one or more of our regular email subscriptions, to be kept up to date on news and funding opportunities for the region
Choose Your Subscription(s)
Contact Us
Phone02 6771 0700
Opening Hours 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
(Except Public Holidays)
Address 143 Marsh Street
Armidale NSW 2350
Postal Address PO Box 72
Armidale NSW 2350
Find Us in Google Maps or Apple Maps
© Copyright 2024 Regional Development Australia - Northern Inland
An Australian Government Initiative