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What is the timeline from submitting a recruitment application to mobilisation?
  • It takes a minimum of 8 weeks to mobilise workers from when a recruitment application is submitted and approved (provided all documentation is ‘decision ready’ at the time of submission).
  • In the first few weeks after submitting a recruitment application, 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 Pacific Labour Facility (for long-term workers) or the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (for short-term workers) review welfare and wellbeing plans, labour market testing, offers of employment and accommodation plans. Once approvals are given, recruitment visa processes and supporting activities can commence.
  • Please note: LSUs will not prioritise queries from any employers who are not yet approved as PALM scheme employers.