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Endorsement fees waived for Child Care Operators through the Pilbara DAMA

Endorsement fees waived for Child Care Operators through the Pilbara DAMA

Child Care Operators who apply for skilled workers through the Pilbara DAMA in the City of Karratha and the Town of Port Hedland will have their endorsement fees waived!

This has been announced by the Regional Development Australia Pilbara’s official Facebook page.

To help manage regional skill shortages, DAMAs allow employers in that region to access positions that may not typically be available for sponsorship. They also make eligibility concessions available on work experience, English language, and age requirements – allowing a wider range of possibilities for workers to get Permanent Residency if working in that region for a DAMA employer.

“We’re in the middle of a sector-wide early education staffing crisis. Low educator numbers are impacting the availability of care across Australia. The regional and remote locations One Tree works with are feeling this shortage more keenly. For example, in the Pilbara, there are over 1,000 children on waitlists. The DAMA waiver allows One Tree to access a skilled international educator workforce and grow our team to care for as many children as possible in these places,” said a One Tree Community Services spokesperson.

This initiative will help not only Child Care Operators but also childcare centres in the region that have been experiencing a shortage of skilled educators.

“Being a mother and a grandmother and working with the community’s most vulnerable, I understand how important it is for families and businesses to have childcare support available so that both parents are able to work to provide for their family,” RDA Pilbara Chair Nerida Kickett said.

For further information, you may contact Tony at RDA Pilbara via 0427 191 272 or [email protected]


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