If your skilled occupation is not on the NT Migration Occupation List but is on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) you may still apply for NT Government nomination however, you must provide independent evidence of positive employment prospects in the NT either in your skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation and you can demonstrate strong, well established family connections in the NT.
Due to the high number of applicants already residing and working in the Northern Territory, offshore applicants, for a number of occupations indicated on the NT Migration Occupation List, must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment in your nominated occupation or a closely related occupation.
International graduates who have not completed at least two years of study in the NT or are holders of Subclass 485 visas who completed their studies in another Australian state will be:
- required to demonstrate that they have lived and worked in the NT in their skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation for no less than three months (six months for diploma level Welfare Workers) prior to applying for sponsorship (see important information for applicants already residing in Australia), and
- considered for sponsorship for the Skilled Regional Nominated (Subclass 489) visa unless they can demonstrate close ties to the NT.
Eligible Charles Darwin University graduates who have completed at least two years of study in the NT will be eligible to apply for sponsorship for the Skilled Regional Nominated (Provisional) (Subclass 489) visa and Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa.
Whether or not an applicant is offered sponsorship is at the discretion of the NT Government and informed by advice from industry and NT employers on the needs of employers and the nominee’s employment prospects in the NT.
Occupations on the NT Migration Occupation List do not represent specific job vacancies. A nomination from the NT Government does not carry a job guarantee and nominated applicants will compete for positions with all people in the NT labour market and will be responsible for finding their own employment and accommodation.
While the NT Government provides information and some assistance to nominated skilled migrants, the NT Government does not provide an employment placement service or financial assistance.
Applicants should be aware in preparing their applications for nomination that the nomination will be assessed based on the skills profile they present and its relevance to the NT’s labour market. Success in finding employment in the NT will relate to an employer’s requirements, the nominee’s qualifications, skills and experience and their level of English.
By applying for nomination an applicant acknowledges:
The NT Government nomination relates exclusively to the NT and cannot be transferred to another Australian state or territory.
The NT Government is not responsible for finding employment, accommodation or providing financial assistance to any nominated visa holder or skilled migrant.
Neither the NT Government nor its employees are liable for any inaccuracies or omissions in the information provided to the applicant relating to their application for NT nomination.
For further details please refer to the:
NT Migration Occupation List below
Northern Territory Migration Occupation List
* Where there is a mandatory licensing or registration requirement (marked with an asterisks and shaded rows in the table), the applicant will be required to demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS 6.0 score in each band, whichever is higher.
!! English requirement (marked with a !! sign in the table), applicants not from countries where English is the primary language must show an IELTS score of 7.0 overall or equivalent. Consultation with industry has indicated high level communication skills are required.
Where there are no indicators the required level of English is a minimum of IELTS 6 in each band or equivalent.
Applicants already in the Territory: Applicants for nomination who are already living and working in the NT and can demonstrate positive future employment prospects may be exempted from these specialisation requirements.
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