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Harvest Labour Office

MADEC Jobs Australia provides all year round Harvest Labour services to meet seasonal labour market needs.

They supply labour to major harvest areas seeking large numbers of harvest workers to supplement local labour supply.

MADEC now operates 6 Harvest Labour Offices across three states. Harvest Labour Offices in Mildura, Renmark, Wentworth, Robinvale, Swan Hill and McLaren Vale operate all year to alleviate some of the added pressure on growers during peak harvest times.

Harvest Labour Office staff liaise with growers, industry leaders and industry groups to keep up with regional trends and industry needs; communicate with jobseekers outside the region to inform them of available facilities, transport and accommodation; and liaise with other labour services including the National Harvest Labour Information Service, and Job Network Members.

This extends to other potential labour sources including universities, backpacker hostels and community groups.

PO Box 5055 Mildura VIC 3502
T: +61 3 5022 1797
F: +61 3 5025 4040

National Harvest Labour Information Service
It is now easier for growers to find workers and for workers to find jobs in Australia's widely dispersed horticulture industry thanks to an innovative free program that lets workers and growers easily contact each other.

The National Harvest Labour Information Service (NHLIS) uses a dedicated call centre and website to let jobseekers know what work is available where and when, and is managed by MADEC (a not to profit, community based organisation in North West Victoria).

It is a "one stop shop" that allows growers to find workers to pick of pack crops - anywhere in Australia.

All that growers need to do is ring the toll free number:
1800 062 3323 and the NHLIS can quickly put them in touch with each other so that Australia's valuable horticultural crops can be picked, packed and processed in a timely manner.

PO Box 5055 Mildura VIC 3502
T: +61 3 5022 8988
F: +61 3 5025 4040
Freecall 1800 062 332


Skills Passport Food and Beverage

The Skills Passport (Food and Beverage) aims to provide a pool of people who have transferrable skills for working in the wine, beverage and olive industries. The Program aims to assist employers in these industries by providing job ready people, increasing the local labour pool, and addressing seasonal workforce issues.

Development of the Skills Passport involved collaboration between key industry representatives, training organisations, and stakeholders to create:

  • A database for storing skills information;
  • A Memorandum of Understanding between industries and registered training organisations to provide a training framework required by industry;
  • Framework for employers to find and source skilled and qualified workers;
  • Value and document employee's competencies through the Skills Passport website.

Businesses and Organisations Involved:

  • Australian Vintage
  • Zilzie Wines
  • Boundary Bend Limited
  • Mildura Murray Darling Wine Industry Association
  • Skills Victoria
  • Mildura Development Corporation
  • Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
  • MADEC Australia
  • Sunraysia Institute of TAFE (SuniTAFE)
  • Australian National Institute (ANI)
  • Northern Mallee Local Learning and Employment Network (NMLLEN)

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