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What is the difference between seasonal and long-term streams under the PALM scheme?
  • Under the PALM scheme there will be 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 will operate 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).