IB2017/27 Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme/Seasonal Worker Programme Team Leaders’ Workshop: Vanuatu 2017
On 30 June 2017, the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia program (now Department of Pacific Affairs) at the Australian National University hosted the Team Leaders’ Workshop in Port Vila for ni-Vanuatu participating in Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) and New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme (RSE). This was the first time that team leaders from both programs, agents, employers, the Vanuatu Employment Service Unit (ESU), and representatives from the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions had come together for this purpose. The workshop provided an opportunity for the various groups to understand the opportunities, challenges, and expectations of team leaders, and for leaders themselves to share their experiences. It also explored support and training options for existing and future team leaders.