Pacific Labour Scheme

The Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) offers hospitality and tourism and aged care providers in rural and regional Australia to connect with low and semi-skilled workers from nine Pacific Island countries providing a secure and reliable workforce for up to three years. 

Please contact RDA Central Coast to organise your complimentary meeting to discuss the Pacific Labour Scheme and your future employment requirements.


Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)

 The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) enables employers on the Central Coast of NSW to nominate highly skilled workers from overseas or skilled temporary residents working in Australia to fill skilled vacancies in their business that they have been unable to fill from the local labour market.

The RSMS has three streams:

  • Temporary Residence Transition Stream
  • Direct Entry Steam
  • Agreements Stream

Where an employer nominates for a position under the Direct Entry Stream, the nomination must be accompanied with an assessment completed by a Regional Certifying Body (RCB).

Regional Development Australia Central Coast is gazetted by the Minister for Immigration as the RCB for the Central Coast region of NSW (Postcode areas: 2250/2251/2256-2263).

The RCB Guidelines and Checklist explain how to lodge an application for RCB assessment for an employer nomination under the RSMS Direct Entry Scheme (subclass 187) with the Central Coast RCB.

RCB Guidelines for applying for RCB advice under RSMS (subclass 187)

RCB Application Documentation Checklist

Further information regarding the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme is available at Department of Home Affairs


Training Visa (subclass 407)

The Training visa (subclass 407) is for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to participate in occupational training or professional development. Regional Development Australia Central Coast NSW can assess and provide letter of endorsement. Fee: $850.00

Useful Forms & Links

Form 1404

Form 956

Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority

Department of Home Affairs 

ANZSCO Codes and Position Descriptions

Regional Certifying Bodies


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