On the “cost” for employers. As I recall, employers must pay at least $53,900 to workers if TSMIT occurs, both within the DAMA and in the industry model. Do you know what the PLS minimum wage is? I could not see it on the DFAT website. The annual wage for the entry rate starts at $38,500 (at $46,500) and could be increased with guaranteed overtime and penalties. The duties of a skilled meat worker, which include the functions of the PROFESSIONs ANZSCO Slaughterer and Meat Boner and Slicer, are as follows: the agreement on gastronomy (fine cooking) is extended to the profession of waiter when this profession and the qualification associated with it are approved at the national level. English language and salary requirements apply. If it is favourable at the national level, a permanent stay could be considered for the employment of trade agents where there is a permanent need for labour or skills and foreign workers have a 457 sub-class visa under an employment contract for a minimum of three and a half years. More information on qualifications and experience will be provided following national approval. Foreign workers may only switch to a permanent visa if they have issued a sub-category 457 visa as the primary visa holder for at least three years and six months in the “skilled meat worker” occupation for a period of at least three years and six months: note: Further discussions are planned with representatives of the milk sectors , snow, hotels and meat on their employment contract documents. In the meantime, however, interim changes are being made to existing agreements to avoid negative effects on businesses due to the changes made in March 2018, given the short time frames. A branch collective agreement provides for fixed conditions agreed by the Minister, in consultation with key industry stakeholders, which are specific to an industrial sector. An inter-professional agreement could be considered if the department has received a number of similar observations from an industry and there are signs of persistent labour shortages in this sector.