The Labour Hire Licensing Authority is responsible for licensing labour hire providers and undertaking education, enforcement and compliance activity. Workers will be protected against exploitation from unlicensed labour hire providers and host employers not engaging licensed providers.
The scheme seeks to achieve a level playing field, such that reputable labour providers do not face unfair competition from unscrupulous operators, and labour hire workers are not subject to exploitation.
The key elements of the licensing scheme are as follows:
- labour hire providers must be licensed to operate in Victoria
- those who use labour hire providers must only engage licensed providers
- labour hire providers must report annually on their labour hire activities.
The scheme will commence on 29 April 2019. Providers and hosts will be given sufficient notice of the commencement of obligations. Once the scheme commences, providers will have six months to lodge an application for a licence.
Information sessions will be held on the labour hire licensing scheme. Security Industry, 12 March, Melbourne and Regional sessions 21 March to 8 April.
For information sessions details and to book information sessions
More information Victorian Labour Hire Licensing