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What is the timeline from submitting a recruitment plan to mobilisation?
  • It takes around 8 weeks to mobilise workers from when a recruitment plan 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 DFAT (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.