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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 Department of Employment and Workplace Relations reviews 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.