The Pacific Labour Scheme or PLS officially commenced on 1st July 2018.  The PLS enables people from select Pacific Island Countries (currently Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Samoa, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Fiji, Tonga and Nauru)  to come to Australia to work for 1 to 3 years.  Under the PLS workers from low or semi skilled occupations are able to come to Australia to work is areas such as:

  • Non seasonal agriculture, forestry and fishing industries

  • Accommodation and food services industries (tourism and hospitality)

  • Health care and social assistance industries (aged care, disability care)

Powerpac is proudly an Approved Employer under the Pacific Labour Scheme.  As a Queensland Approved Labour Hire Company, Powerpac was the first PLS Approved Employer Labour Hire Company in Australia. The PLS is a Federal Government Initiative, it will provide Pacific Island workers with opportunites to develop skills and earn income that will benefit their families and communities back in their home countries.  

Powerpac can provide workers for 12 - 36 months in jobs, such as:

  • Commercial fishing

  • Farm labouring

  • Packhouse and warehousing

  • Housekeeping

  • Kitchen handing

  • Cooking

  • Guest relations

  • Food and beverage attending

  • Ground maintenance

  • Aged care assistance

The PLS is a win-win, the scheme helps to fill labour gaps in regional areas that struggle to attract and retain sustainable, reliable labour.  The PLS workers will live within the towns they work in, becoming apart of the community and contributing to the areas in which they live.  This is just one of the ways the PLS will boost the economies of supporting towns in rural and regional Australia.

Powerpac is passionate about this program and would love to share how the PLS can benefit your organisation.  Contact Powerpac on or 1800 496 996 to organise a non obligation chat about the Pacific Labour Scheme. 


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