Pacific Labour Mobility – Migration-Development Nexus in Question


Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

This micro-credential examines the complexities of Pacific labour mobility in the 21st Century. The micro-credential draws on international literature of labour migration, as well as historical and contemporary labour migration to Australia from the Pacific. The micro-credential considers views from various stakeholders such as governments, employers, workers, families and communities and provides a holistic view of labour mobility policies from Australia for the Pacific island and Timor-Leste. This will include examining bi-lateral arrangements and trade agreements in the region such as PACER Plus. It examines key policy objectives, and considers if they are met/unmet through case-study examples. Labour mobility has become a key component in our relationship within the region. However, these schemes are always evolving with new dimensions arising overtime. This micro-credential will involve discussions the debates regarding labour mobility and its role in potential development outcomes for both Australia and the Pacific region (including Timor-Leste).
International Labour mobility policies
Relationships between Australia and partner governments, trade agreements and bilateral arrangements
How labour mobility works in practice – viewpoints of multiple stakeholders
Remittances and the migration-development nexus
Social and economic -Intended and unintended positive and negative consequences of labour mobility
Impacts of COVID-19 and future migration pathways
Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion, enrollees will have the knowledge and skills to:
Demonstrate knowledge in regards to why these policies exist, what their operational practices are, how they affect those who participate in them and future migration pathways
Critically assess the importance and relevance of labour migration for various stakeholders
Understand concepts related to the migration- development debates and how they are relevant to contemporary Pacific labour mobility programs
Evaluate and communicate ideas about these new and evolving policies ensuring they maintain their internationally standings as “best practice” models
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