The agreement includes 31 licensed horticultural-related professions, including 16 new trades, which are listed here. AUSVEG encourages producers to see the agreement and study how it could help their farm. Employers in the horticultural sector may submit an individual application to the Ministry of the Interior to conclude an agreement between their company and the Ministry with access to the above-mentioned concessions. Employers in the horticultural sector can speak with our team of registered migration agents who can confirm if you have the right to apply for an employment contract. An agreement allows producers to sponsor workers via three visas: in 2019, Citrus Australia helped AUSVEG develop a Labour Horticulture Industry (HILA) agreement approved by the Home Office and made available to the application from 1 January 2020. The draft treaty has just been finalised and can be found here. The Horticulture Industry Labour Agreement (HILA) model is now available. Breeders can now access the contract proposal to help with their demands for skilled and qualified labour. The sector has successfully negotiated a series of concessions under the agreement, including English-speaking requirements, wage concessions and permanent residence pathways.
Employment agreements allow licensed companies to sponsor skilled foreign labour when there are proven needs that cannot be met in the Australian labour market, and standard or permanent visa programs are not available to meet the needs. Concessions Several concessions apply to the new collective agreement. The Industry Labour Agreement is aimed at Australian employers who wish to sponsor skilled and skilled foreign workers under a sectoral employment contract when skilled Australian labour is not available. Since 1 January 2020, Australian horticultural companies can apply for the new Horticulture Industry Labour Agreement. The Horticulture Industry Labour Agreement improves access to skilled and skilled migrant workers for the horticultural industry, where skilled Australians are not available. Australian employers can use the Horticulture Industry Labour Agreement for: VETASSESS is the skills assessment authority for the occupations indicated for the following sectoral employment contracts: the model can be used by employers who wish to sponsor workers with the aforementioned visas. . . .