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Australian labour market analyses – Prioritisation of industries and regions

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (Australia) Pty Limited was engaged by the Pacific Labour Facility (PLF) to undertake an assessment of the Australian labour market. This is the first assessment of its kind and aims to identify industries and regions that are likely to have a high growth in demand for low-skilled or semi-skilled labour and are therefore suitable for engagement by the PLF. Read more …

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Australian labour market analyses – Prioritisation of industries and regions

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09/2020

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (Australia) Pty Limited was engaged by the Pacific Labour Facility (PLF) to undertake an assessment of the Australian labour market. This is the first assessment of its kind...

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (Australia) Pty Limited was engaged by the Pacific Labour Facility (PLF) to undertake an assessment of the Australian labour market. This is the first assessment of its kind and aims to identify industries and regions that are likely to have a high growth in demand for low-skilled or semi-skilled labour and are therefore suitable for engagement by the PLF.

Devpolicy Blog – From Dili to Warrnambool

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08/2020

My plan is to work as hard as I can while here, both saving money and sending some back. I don’t have a wife or kids yet, so the first...

My plan is to work as hard as I can while here, both saving money and sending some back. I don’t have a wife or kids yet, so the first thing will be to build a new house for my parents and invest in some sort of agricultural business, something small at first. They’re farmers and I have a degree in agronomy. We can build on that. I would also like to get my Masters. I believe that if we want to move from poverty to prosperity it’s going to take initiative and discipline. Like anything in life, work here has its challenges, but my friends and I are grateful for the opportunity.

PNG tracer study report

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05/2017

Relatively few Papua New Guineans have participated in Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) managed by the Australian Department of Employment (DoE), and its predecessor, the Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme...

Relatively few Papua New Guineans have participated in Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) managed by the Australian Department of Employment (DoE), and its predecessor, the Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme (PSWPS). This study is the first among Papua New Guinean returnees and as such is filling an important knowledge gap about the experiences of Papua New Guinean participants in the SWP. 34 seasonal workers returned to Papua New Guinea (PNG) in three groups between August and October 2016. Of these, 26 participated in interviews as part of this study.

LMAP Vanuatu reintegration and tracer study report for management

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05/2017

One hundred workers from Vanuatu who participated in the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP), and returned in April and May 2017 were interviewed for this study. Interviews were completed by a...

One hundred workers from Vanuatu who participated in the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP), and returned in April and May 2017 were interviewed for this study. Interviews were completed by a team of ni-Vanuatu researchers (two men and three women) with support from a local lead researcher, all of whom had extensive previous research experience. In total 66 men and 34 women were interviewed.

Approved Employer survey and focus group discussion

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11/2017

The Approved Employer survey is part of the Labour Mobility Assistant Program’s (LMAP) evaluation of how well the countries involved in the Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) are responding to the...

The Approved Employer survey is part of the Labour Mobility Assistant Program’s (LMAP) evaluation of how well the countries involved in the Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) are responding to the needs of Australian Approved Employers, and what can be done to improve their management of the SWP. The analysis of survey results has been complemented by a focus group discussion with Approved Employers at a Department of Jobs and Small Business (DJSB) Employer Workshop. The survey and focus group discussion will inform SWP process by providing valuable management information that links program processes to program outcomes, thereby allowing the identification of best practice, lessons learned and opportunities for continuous improvement.

Timorese workers in Australia: A study of seasonal work experiences, skills and future options

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04/2017

In November 2016 a reintegration and tracer study was conducted involving 50 Timorese who had recently returned from participating in the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP), to understand their experience of...

In November 2016 a reintegration and tracer study was conducted involving 50 Timorese who had recently returned from participating in the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP), to understand their experience of the SWP, as well as the benefits it brings to their life in Timor-Leste. In this follow-up study conducted in April 2017, 39 of the same workers were re-interviewed to determine what they have done during their six months back in Timor-Leste, their spending patterns and their plans to return to SWP. The research aims to understand the motivations of the workers and how the SWP contributes to achieving their long-term plans in Timor-Leste.