PALM Scheme: Pathways to Australian Employment with FIP Group
FIP Group is an approved employer under the Australian Government PALM (Pacific Australia Labour Mobility) Scheme which provides workers from Pacific Islands and Timor-Leste the opportunity to work in Australia. Encourage your family and community to work in Australia under the PALM Scheme. They can build their skills, and experiences and earn an income to send home.
Types of work
FIP Group’s PALM Scheme offers work across several industries in regional areas, for example, meat works, fisheries, agriculture and horticulture, accommodation, hospitality, tourism, and aged care.
Frequently asked PALM Scheme questions
How do I join the PALM Scheme to work in Australia?
To take part in the PALM Scheme, there are eligibility requirements workers will need to have checked. Citizens of Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste will need to contact their country’s Labour Sending Unit (LSU) to get started. Details about each LSU can be found here.
Who can apply to join the PALM Scheme as a worker?
The LSU of each country will support workers in their eligibility to work under the scheme. To be eligible, workers must:
Have a valid passport for the duration of the contract
Be physically fit and healthy
Have no criminal record
Be of good character and have a positive attitude to work with a willingness to learn
Have the right qualifications/experience required by employers
Have an intention to return to their participating country
Be over 21 years of age
Have reasonable English
How long can I work in Australia under the PALM Scheme?
FIP Group employs people under the PALM Scheme for up to four years in Australia.
How long can I work in Australia under the PALM Scheme? What countries do workers come from under the PALM Scheme?
PALM Scheme workers come from countries such as Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
What support is provided for PALM workers in preparation for working in Australia?
Adapting to life in a foreign country can present challenges however FIP Group provides support for workers to help them settle and integrate into their new community. This includes participating in social gatherings and sports events within their local communities.