What is the difference between seasonal and long-term streams under the PALM scheme?
- Under the PALM scheme there are 2 cohorts of workers:
- seasonal workers will work in placements up to 9 months and can access a multi-year visa to return to Australia for up to 9 months each year for 4 years
- long-term workers will work in placements of one to 4 years in length.
- Both visa streams have been operating from 4 April 2022, while employers will continue to recruit workers under the existing SWP deed and guidelines (for the seasonal cohort) and the PLS deed and guidelines (for the long-term cohort).