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Workshops - Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme and Labour Trends & Future Options

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When: Wednesday, 11 May 2022 – Thursday, 12 May 2022

Where: Hobart: 3 pm Wednesday 11th May and Devonport 3 pm Thursday 12th May

Fruit Growers Tasmania in conjunction with Approved Employers of Australia are holding regional workshops to provide Tasmanian fruit growers with an update on the latest labour mobility trends.

Steve Burdette, Executive Officer of Approved Employers of Australia will present options and risk mitigation strategies to consider when planning labour requirements.  He will also provide an overview of the new Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme, including advice on the preparation and lodgment of applications for eligible businesses.

Approved Employers of Australia CEO Steve Burdette Banner


  • Introduction to the AEA & membership
  • Labour mobility trends and future options
  • Risk mitigation strategies to consider when planning labour mobility
  • The new PALM Deed & Guidelines
    • Phase 1: Key changes; application process; financial checklist; TAS application; signing the new Deed & Guidelines
    • Phase 2: Recruitment Process: SWP recruitment plan checklist; Welfare & Wellbeing responsibility; Accommodation & Transport requirements and cost spreadsheets
  • Ag Visa update
  • Q&A after each topic

Afternoon tea and registration from 3:00 pm with speaker sessions from 3:30 pm.

This is a closed room session for Tasmanian fruit growers. There will be time allocated for questions and discussion.

Come talk to us.
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Hobart   Devonport      

Venue details:

Hobart: 3 pm  Wednesday 11th May - Anglesea Room, 64 Anglesea St, South Hobart TAS 7004

Devonport: 3 pm Thursday 12th May - Aberdeen Room - Paranaple Convention Centre, 137 Rooke Street, Devonport, TAS, 7310

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