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Seasonal Worker Programme

What is the Seasonal Worker Programme?

The Seasonal Worker Programme is an initiative of the Australian Government to provide employers with reliable returning workers from Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste to meet unmet labour demands. The Programme assists employers from horticulture, accommodation, aquaculture, cotton, cane and broader agriculture industries with reliable workers for up to 9 months. The experienced workers can then return for further seasons. Under the Seasonal Worker Programme workers may be recruited from the following countries, Timor Leste, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Fiji.

Benefits of using MADEC Australia for recruitment:

  • MADEC  is a national not-for-profit, community based organisation that has been an Approved Employer for the Pacific Seasonal Worker Programme since inception (2012)
  • MADEC  has successfully provided Pacific Seasonal Workers to growers of crops including; mangoes, grapes, almonds, tomatoes, citrus, melons, vegetables, berries and bananas
  • Our transparent and ethical process ensure you recruitment compliance
  • You will be assigned a State Manager to service your business
  • You will be involved in worker selection
  • 70% of MADEC skilled workers return the following year

MADEC Australia can assist your business by:

  • Conducting labour market testing
  • Recruiting seasonal workers, ready to start work at a pre-determined date
  • Covering upfront costs including the workers travel and visas
  • Sourcing suitable accommodation for the duration of the workers stay in Australia
  • Arranging transportation to the workplace
  • Paying workers the award rate
  • Managing superannuation, tax and workcover obligations
  • Conducting an on-arrival briefing for the workers, including 24/7 phone contact
  • Assisting to manage workers performance and behavioural or personal issues should they arise
  • Undertaking a post-season review and commence arrangements for workers to return next season

Contact

MADEC Australia

(03) 5025 4042

swp@madec.edu.au

   

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