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What is the timeline from submitting a recruitment application to mobilisation?
  • It takes around 8-12 weeks to mobilise workers from when a recruitment application is submitted as long as all documents are provided ‘decision ready’.
  • In the first few weeks, approved employers discuss their labour needs with relevant Pacific and Timor-Leste government labour sending units (LSUs). LSUs then provide feedback and a shortlist of workers for employers to interview and select from. The PLF (for long-term workers) or the Australian Government (for seasonal workers) review labour market testing, offers of employment and accommodation plans. Once approvals are given, recruitment visa processes and supporting activities can commence.
  • Please note: if you are not yet an approved employer, LSUs will not prioritise your queries.