Australia’s Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS)
The Pacific Labour Scheme or PLS is known as the Australian program that provides long term employment under the Labour Mobility Program. The term of employment under this program is 12 months minimum and 3 years maximum under the Horticulture and Viticulture, Hospitality, Abattoirs and Age care.
In 2018, Vanuatu singed the agreement to engage in the Pacific Labour Scheme during the Pacific Labour Forum in Nauru.
The Pacific Labour Scheme is fully implemented by the Department of Labour (DoL) through the Employment Services Unit. DoL has a work ready pool where candidates register and employer can select from during the process of recruitment.
The eligibility requirement to be part of the PLS is strict;
- Aged between 21 to 45
- Must have good English skills
- Physically fit and healthy
- Valid Police clearance
- Able to pass drug test