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NT visa invitation statistics (source: Department of Home Affairs Skillselect) from 1 July 2017 to the end of May 2018:

 

Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) visa 253
Skilled – Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa 283
Total 536

 

Northern Territory (‘NT’) eligible occupation list

 

You can be nominated if you have an occupation on the NT Migration Occupation List, or if you can use any occupation on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List or Short Term Skilled Occupation List, or Regional Occupation List but you would need to demonstrate strong evidence of positive employment prospects in the NT either in your skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation if your occupation is not on the NT Migration Occupation List.

 

The NT Government will consider your application for nomination if any one of the following applies:

 

  • your skilled occupation is on the NT Migration Occupation List, including satisfying the additional requirements that apply to particular occupations. For example, if you are applying under the occupation of occupation of 221111 Accountant (General), then you need to satisfy: ‘Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
  • you have a skilled occupation that is on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills ListShort Term Skilled Occupation List, or Regional Occupation List but not on the NT Migration Occupation List, and you provide strong evidence of good employment prospects in the NT in your skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation
  • you have successfully completed an eligible enrolled course – full-time and for at least two years at a college or university in the NT
  • you have a skilled occupation on the Australian Government’s current list of eligible skilled occupations and you can demonstrate strong, well established family connections in the NT
  • you meet the NT residency and work requirements if you are living in Australia

 

If you are already in Australia – ‘NT residency and work requirements’

 

If you are already in Australia, then you must satisfy the NT residency and work requirements:

 

  • lived in the NT for at least six months
  • worked in your skilled occupation or closely related field in the NT for at least six months
  • this requirement applies even if your occupation is on the NT Migration Occupation List

 

Graduate 485 visa and student visa holders who didn’t study in NT

 

You fall into this group if any one of the following applies:

 

  • You hold a Skilled Graduate (Subclass 485) visa and you have not completed at least two years of study at a college or university in the Northern Territory
  • International student graduates
  • You are a former international student graduate who have completed his or her eligible studies at a college or university that is not in the Northern Territory (NT)

 

If you are in this group, then you must satisfy the all following additional requirements:

 

  • completed the course of study for which your student visa was granted
  • lived in the NT for at least six months
  • worked full time in the nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation for six months in the NT immediately before applying for NT nomination
  • been paid at the NT market rate for the skilled occupation in which you have been employed in the NT for six months
  • demonstrated a genuine intention to live and work in the NT for at least two years after your visa is granted

 

Applicants in this group will generally only be considered for Subclass 489 visa nomination however, the NT Government will decide on applications for Subclass 190 nominations on a case-by-case basis.

 

NT graduates with 2 years of study in NT

 

You fall into this group if you successfully completed the study course for which you received your student visa. The study period must have been full-time and over at least two years at any NT college or university.

 

You must provide:

 

  • a letter showing your commitment to the NT
  • six months of bank statements showing transactions as evidence of living in the NT.

 

Evidence of financial capacity and research on the NT is not required as you already live in the NT.

 

Working holiday 417 or 462 visa

 

You must satisfy the all following additional requirements if you hold a 417 or 462 visa:

 

  • have had your visa for at least six months
  • have lived and worked full time in the Northern Territory (NT) in the nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation in the NT for at least six months immediately before applying for NT nomination
  • have been paid at the NT market rate for your work in the occupation in which you are employed
  • show ongoing employment prospects in the NT
  • show a genuine intention to live and work in the NT for at least two years after your visa is granted.

 

Evidence of financial capacity and research on the NT are not required as you are already living in the NT.

 

Temporary Skill Shortage visa 482 (or 457) visas

 

To apply for Northern Territory (NT)  Government nomination, you must provide evidence that you have:

 

  • lived in the NT for at least six months before applying for nomination
  • worked for a Subclass 457 or Subclass 482 (Medium-term Stream) sponsoring business in the NT for at least six months before applying – exceptions can apply
  • support from your current Subclass 457 or Subclass 482 (Medium-term stream) sponsoring business through a letter stating that they:
    • support your visa application
    • understand that you will not be tied to their business once the Subclass 489 / Subclass 190 visa is granted.

 

The NT Government may contact your employer. There may be circumstances where the need for support from your current employer can be waived.

 

 

If you are applying from outside of Australia

 

You must provide:

 

  • verifiable evidence of full-time employment in your nominated occupation for at least 12 months out of the last 24 months or evidence that you have Australian qualifications
  • evidence that you have done detailed research into living and working in the NT to show that you have a realistic knowledge of the NT including climate, relocation costs and living expenses – parts of websites copied and pasted into your submission are not accepted.

 

If you are living in the Northern Territory

 

You must also provide:

 

  • bank statements for the six month before applying that clearly show your day-to-day spending in the NT as evidence you have been living in the NT, and
  • payslips for six months from a NT employer – this is not required for applicants who have completed their eligible studies in the NT.

 

Financial capacity if you are not an NT resident

 

You must also provide:

 

  • evidence of your financial capacity to settle in the NT including net assets
  • information about any support networks you have in the NT, as these may be considered.

 

The table below gives you detail on the assets you need and the summary you have to provide.

 

Family composition Minimum value of net assets
Individual applicant AU$35 000
Applicant and spouse AU$50 000
Applicant and spouse plus one child AU$60 000
Applicant and spouse plus two children AU$65 000

 

You must provide a list of all your financial assets in Australian dollars. You must provide evidence of those assets. For example, clear colour copies of bank statements, share certificates, property valuations and jewellery evaluations.

 

Documents and forms required

 

You must provide:

 

  • a completed online application for the Northern Territory (NT) Government Subclass 489 and 190 nomination
  • a clear colour copy of your skills assessment, from the relevant Australian skills assessment and assessing authority, for the skilled occupation you have nominated
  • a detailed current copy of your curriculum vitae or resume
  • evidence of recent employment in the occupation for which you provided an assessment
  • clear colour copies of your qualifications, technical certificates and academic transcripts
  • clear colour copies of the identity page from your passport and those of any dependent family members you have included in your application – if you are now in Australia or have previously worked or studied in Australia you need to also include evidence of your visa
  • where required, verifiable evidence of your English proficiency – the NT Government accepts all English tests approved by Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs
  • copies of documents showing strong evidence that you can be easily employed in the NT, examples of which could include:
    • a statement describing your understanding of the NT employment market for your occupation / industry and how your skills and experience are in line with NT employer needs (a generic statement is insufficient on its own)
    • evidence your occupation has been advertised in the NT multiple times and explanations of how your qualifications and experience match the selection criteria for real job examples (simple one or two sentence generic statements are insufficient)
    • real feedback from NT employers on your skills and experience (auto-generated responses from job websites and employer HR departments are insufficient)
    • a letter of offer of employment and / or signed employment contract from an NT employer (job offers are investigated and verified – bogus documents will result an application being deemed fraudulent)
  • a written statement about your commitment to the NT
  • additional documents outlined below, depending on your location and history within the NT.

 

Processing times for NT nomination applications

 

Processing times for general skilled migration applications are as follows:

 

  • offshore applicants approximately six to eight months
  • NT student / NT resident applicants approximately one month.

 

Please do not send emails asking for updates on our processing times and timeframes for processing specific applications as we are unable respond.

 

Your commitments if nominated

 

When you accept a nomination from Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) Government you are agreeing to do all of the following:

 

  • live and work in the NT in your skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation for at least two years from when your visa is granted or from when you arrive in the NT
  • let the NT Government know the status of your visa application – you need to do this when your visa is granted or when you arrive
  • give your current contact details to the NT Government for a two year period
  • participate in surveys conducted by the NT Government to allow outcomes to be assessed.

 

If the NT Government approves your nomination application we will send you a declaration to sign and return. This is where you agree to all the obligations that are part of the nomination.

 

Once my visa is granted, can I find work outside the NT and transfer my nomination to another state?

No, in exchange for NT nomination you make a commitment to move to the NT to live and work for a minimum of two years once your visa has been granted. The NT Government does not issue release letters under any circumstances. (original source: NT Government website)

 

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FAQ (original source: NT Government website)

 

How do I show ‘strong evidence of positive employment prospects’?

Evidence could be provided in a number of ways:

  • A statement as to how your skills and experience are inline with NT employer needs. Obviously someone without relevant experience will not be able to demonstrate they are employable. For example an aircraft mechanic who does not have experience working on planes that we have in the NT will not be able to demonstrate they are employable.
  • A letter of offer of employment.
  • Provide job advertisements (make copies of the job advertisements – do not show webpage links only) and provide a written explanation of how you meet the criteria.

 

Who can apply for NT Government nomination?

Any overseas citizen, regardless of where they are currently living, can apply to the NT Government for nomination of a Subclass 489 or 190 visa through MigrationNT. However, to be nominated by the NT Government prospective visa applicants must meet NT Government and the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs eligibility requirements.

 

Can MigrationNT provide pre-application advice on the likelihood that my nomination application will be successful?

No, MigrationNT will not provide pre-application advice or any indication of the chances of success to prospective visa applicants.

 

Do I need to have lodged an Expression of Interest (EoI) to apply for a NT Government sponsored nomination?

Yes, you must submit an EoI prior to applying to MigrationNT. Go to the Australian Government’s SkillSelect service.

 

What is the cost of application?

Currently MigrationNT does not charge a nomination fee.

 

When are the nomination rounds and dates?

There are no nomination rounds or dates for NT nominations.

 

How long is the nomination valid for?

If your application is approved your nomination will be valid for 90 days.

 

My occupation is not on the NT Migration Occupation List, however, it is listed on the Department of Home Affairs list of eligible skilled occupations for general skilled migration – will I get nominated by the NT?

If your occupation is not on the NT Migration Occupation List but is on the Department of Home Affairs list of eligible skilled occupations for general skilled migration, you will need to provide strong evidence of your employability and evidence that the occupation is in shortage in the NT.  You can do this by providing evidence of this occupation being advertised in the NT multiple times (make copies of the job advertisements – do not show webpage links only), clarify how your experience matches the advertised job and provide feedback from potential NT employers with whom you have made contact.

 

My occupation is not on the Department of Home Affairs list of eligible skilled occupations for general skilled migration, am I eligible for NT nomination?

No, only occupations on the Department of Home Affairs list of eligible skilled occupations for general skilled migration are eligible for nomination.

 

I graduated in another state of Australia and my occupation is on the NT Migration Occupation List, am I eligible for NT nomination?

Yes, however unless you can show that you have lived and worked in your skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation in the NT for at least six months, your application will not be successful. Read important information if you already live in Australia.

 

What must I provide as an offer of employment?

If an offer of employment is required for your occupation, view the NT Migration Occupation List, it must be for a minimum of six months and can be part-time or full-time work in your nominated occupation or a closely related occupation. Casual employment is not accepted. You should provide a copy of your offer letter or contract and this must include details of your employer, their address, phone number and Australian Business Number. This offer will be verified with the business.

 

Once my visa is granted, can I find work outside the NT and transfer my nomination to another state?

No, in exchange for NT nomination you make a commitment to move to the NT to live and work for a minimum of two years once your visa has been granted. The NT Government does not issue release letters under any circumstances.

 

NT Migration Occupation List

 

ANZSCO code Occupation Comments
141999 Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec
221111 Accountant (General) Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
233911 Aeronautical Engineer
231111* Aeroplane Pilot
234111 Agricultural Consultant
234112 Agricultural Scientist
342111* Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
323111 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
323112* Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
121111 Aquaculture Farmer
362212 Arborist
139911 Arts Administrator or Manager
321111 Automotive Electrician
351111 Baker
121312 Beef Cattle Farmer
351211 Butcher or Small goods Maker
394111 Cabinetmaker
342411* Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)
141111 Cafe or Restaurant Manager
331212 Carpenter
351311 Chef
312212 Civil Engineering Technician
272311 Clinical Psychologist
411711 Community Worker
263111 Computer Network and System Engineer Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
149311 Conference and Event Organiser
133111 Construction Project Manager
351411 Cook
132111 Corporate Services Manager
272199 Counsellors
149212 Customer Services Manager
262111 Database Administrator Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
261312 Developer Programmer Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic
411712 Disabilities Services Officer
411311 Diversional Therapist
272112 Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
311412 Earth Science Technician
272312 Educational Psychologist
342211 Electrical Linesworker
341111* Electrician (General)
342314* Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
342315* Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)
233411 Electronics Engineer
133211 Engineering Manager
411411* Enrolled Nurse
251311 Environmental Health Officer
221213 External Auditor
149913 Facilities Manager
411713 Family Support Worker
132211 Finance Manager
323211 Fitter (General)
323212 Fitter and Turner
323213 Fitter-Welder
332111 Floor Finisher
234113 Forester
121213 Fruit or Nut Grower
334114* Gasfitter
253111* General Medical Practitioner
333111 Glazier
391111 Hairdresser
313111 Hardware Technician Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
134299 Health and Welfare Services Manager nec All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
141311 Hotel or Motel Manager
223111 Human Resource Advisor All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
261111 ICT Business Analyst Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
225212 ICT Business Development Manager
313112 ICT Customer Support Officer Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
135112 ICT Project Manager Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
262112 ICT Security Specialist Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
313199 ICT Support Technicians nec Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
272412 Interpreter
362213 Landscape Gardener
224611* Librarian
121399 Livestock Farmers nec
221112 Management Accountant
224711 Management Consultant Offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
225113 Marketing Specialist Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
233512 Mechanical Engineer Offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
322311 Metal Fabricator
121411 Mixed Crop And Livestock Farmer
121216 Mixed Crop Farmer
121317 Mixed Livestock Farmer
321211 Motor Mechanic (General)
321213 Motorcycle Mechanic
263112 Network Administrator Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
263113 Network Analyst Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
254311* Nurse Manager
254411* Nurse Practitioner
252411* Occupational Therapist
324111 Panelbeater
311215 Pharmacy Technician Offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
252511* Physiotherapist
334111* Plumber (General)
134213 Primary Health Organisation Manager
133511 Production Manager (Forestry)
133513 Production Manager (Mining)
511112 Program or Project Administrator
612112 Property Manager
272612 Recreation Officer
254412* Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
254413* Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
254414* Registered Nurse (Community Health)
254415* Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
254416* Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
254417* Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
254421* Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
254418* Registered Nurse (Medical)
254422* Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
254425* Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)
254423* Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
254424* Registered Nurse (Surgical)
254499* Registered Nurses nec
411715 Residential Care Officer
251513* Retail Pharmacist Offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
131112 Sales and Marketing Manager
322211 Sheetmetal Trades Worker
231213* Ship’s Master
321214 Small Engine Mechanic
272511 Social Worker
261313 Software Engineer Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
399516 Sound Technician
252712 Speech Pathologist
452321 Sports Development Officer
133611 Supply and Distribution Manager
232212 Surveyor
262113 Systems Administrator Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
261112 Systems Analyst Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
221113 Taxation Accountant
241111* Teacher, Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School)
241512* Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
241599* Teacher, Special Education nec
342413* Telecommunications Linesworker
272413 Translator
121221 Vegetable Grower
324311 Vehicle Painter
234711* Veterinarian
361311 Veterinary Nurse
242211 Vocational Education Teacher
313113 Web Administrator Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
232414 Web Designer Offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
261212 Web Developer Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
322313 Welder (First Class)
134214 Welfare Centre Manager All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
272613 Welfare Worker
411716 Youth Worker

 

For occupations marked with * on the 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 or equivalent, whichever is higher. For example, registered nurses would need to satisfy the following English requirement:

 

Registered nurses and registered midwives

If you are applying for registration as a registered nurse and/or a registered midwife, you must provide evidence of the completion of five (5) years*(full-time equivalent) of education taught and assessed in English, in any of the recognised countries.

NOTE:

a) The Board will only accept the completion of five (5) years* (full-time equivalent) of:

i) tertiary and secondary education taught and assessed in English; or

ii) tertiary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or

iii) combined tertiary, secondary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or

iv) tertiary education taught and assessed in English from one or more of the recognised countries listed in this registration standard.

b) The five (5) years referred to in paragraph 2(a) above must include evidence of a minimum of two (2) years full-time equivalent pre-registration program of study approved by the recognised nursing and/or midwifery regulatory body in any of the recognised countries listed in this registration standard.

 

Enrolled nurses

NOTE:

a) The Board will only accept the completion of five (5) years* (full-time equivalent) of:

i) tertiary and secondary education taught and assessed in English; or

ii) tertiary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or

iii) combined tertiary, secondary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or

iv) tertiary education taught and assessed in English from one or more of the recognised countries listed in this registration standard.

b) The five (5) years referred to in paragraph 2(a) above must include evidence of a minimum of two (2) years full-time equivalent pre-registration program of study approved by the recognised nursing and/or midwifery regulatory body in any of the recognised countries listed in this registration standard.

You achieve the required minimum scores in one of the following English language tests and meet the requirements for test results specified in this standard: a. the IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

 

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