Sourcing & Deploying Filipino workers into Australia

Sourcing & Deploying Filipino workers into Australia

Yangwha Global Pty Ltd

Over the best part of 2 decades, Yangwha Global Pty Ltd has successfully deployed  close to 5,000 Filipino workers into Australian companies.

Why do companies recruit Filipino workers?

1000’s of Australian companies do just this and this is the reason:

Net increase to their bottom line

Your company will have the potential to increase its productivity as a result of reduced turnover of staff, less time wasted training new staff and as experienced by many of our clients, an improved work ethic.

    • Filipino employees have a proven track record of being hard working, reliable and associate well with co-workers and managers.
    • Just one extra project completed on time – a happy customer – more orders.
    • Less time and money spent drawing up and placing job ads.
    • Less time spent interviewing warm bodies.
    • Your supervisors and management staff can concentrate more on being proactive within their job roles rather than fire fighting staff issues.
    • We have heard stories of companies now being able to put on night shifts, where they had not been able to in the past through issues of drunkenness and drug taking.
    • The often superior attendance record of the Filipino worker can lead to a general decrease in absenteeism throughout the rest of the work force.

Finally, all of these claims can be validated by the fact that over 80% of our clients come back for a second time, to hire more Filipino workers.

We believe that ultimately, talking to our customers will give you probably the most effective assessment of the advantages and we are more than happy to set this up for you. 

If you are reading this and have staffing issues join the thousands of companies that have made the decision to solve these workforce issues once and for all.

About us!

      • Yangwha Global Pty Ltd has been trading for 18 years.
      • We are based at our low-cost center in the Philippines.
      • We have excellent communication to Australia via VoIP and Zoom/Teams
      • We provide a door-to-door service.
      • We provide a single point of accountability across the whole process. This avoids the blame game between different contractors where the client is often left stuck in the middle of a complex process.

This door-to-door service covers the following:

      1. Sourcing of a Filipino candidate who will meet the strict requirements of the Australian Visa
      2. Facilitation of the visa, nomination and sponsorship.
      3. Facilitating the accreditation of your company with the Filipino government
      4. A Filipino support function once the worker has arrived at your company

Mike Smith’s 15 minutes of fame

Liz Hayes explains why so many Australian employers choose Filipino workers in this interview with Mike Smith, the CEO/Founder of the Yangwha Group of Companies.

The Yangwha Process

Schematic outline of the steps in the Yangwha process of deploying Filipino workers

Additional details to the Yangwha process

To Start the recruitment process, Yangwha will provide an outline of our service agreement and costs to the client.  The following steps in the process are illustrated by clicking on the tabs 1 to 11 below.

Yangwha will determine in as much detail as possible the client’s requirements, with regard to workers, with as much information as the client can provide. We cannot have too much information at this step in the process.

Making the decision whether to take a trip to the Philippines or interview candidates remotely from Australia.

We encourage our clients, when ever possible, to send a representative to Manila  to participate in the candidate selection process. Manila, and particularly the Makati area in which we are based, is a safe, lively and vibrant place. A face to face interview between the candidate and the company representative is always going to be the most desirable approach, with respect to securing the best candidate fit, within the culture and expectations of a particular employer. However for a significant number of our clients, a trip to the Philippines is simply not an option and in these circumstances, we can draw on our interviewing experience and an array of skills testers on your behalf. In addition, we can organize customized, monitored tests (for example for engineers or draftsmen), video tape interviews, take high definition pictures of welding, fabrication, carpentry and other trades work.

The next step in the process is establishing whether your company is already approved to sponsor overseas workers. If a current sponsorship approval does not exist, then an application needs to be initiated by Yangwha, together with a discussion on the principle focus of the sponsorship application which, is the client’s training credentials concerning Australian workers.


Pre-screening of CV’s/resumes for the client, based on your detailed requirements will commence in the Philippines.

Yangwha will explain to the client how the 482 assessments and English language requirement of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) affect the process.

By this point a general idea of what workers are available has been conveyed to the client. Through the supplied CV’s the client’s requirements have further been refined through these same discussions.

A date for a trip to the Philippines then needs to be set by the client and a line-up of potential candidates arranged by Yangwha.

Yangwha will arrange hotel accommodation for the client. Depending on the time frames involved, i.e., how quickly the client is going to come to Manila, a decision, as to whether the sponsorship lodgment should happen, before the client comes to Manila or at the same time as the visa lodgments, once the workers have been selected, should be made.

The client is met at the airport in Manila by Yangwha and chauffeured to the hotel- throughout the client’s stay in Manila, a Yangwha representative and driver if required will be coordinating all the arrangements for both conducting interviews and any leisure time that might be slotted into the trip.

The client will be chauffeured to the interview and trade test centers by Yangwha.

Once workers have been selected by our Client employer, either through face to face interviews or remote connections such as via Skype, the Yangwha service agreement will need to be signed, together with a deposit made for each selected worker.

Exhaustive 482 visa compliance requirements will then be undertaken, as part of the Yangwha process to ensure a successful 482 visa lodgment. With certain trades, a Cert 3 will need to be gained for the visa application and in this instance an Australian assessor comes to the Philippines to carry out this skills assessment of your future employee. If the applicant is not English test exempt, an IELTS test score of 5 will need to be also gained.

In addition, if the selected job occupation requires it, Yangwha will assist in meeting the Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirement.

Yangwha’s migration division, Yangwha Visa, will prepare all the documents and lodge the applications for the client’s application to sponsor overseas workers, the nomination of the job and skill that you wish to fill with an overseas worker, together with the worker’s 482 visa application. Having our own, wholly owned Visa company allows us to maintain the quality and timeliness of the process. It also offers you a single point of contact and accountability for the entire process, it is another Yangwha advantage.

Once a visa has been approved a deployment date is then agreed with the client and the employee. The visa lasts for four years and can be used as a qualifying visa for a permanent residency visa after 3 years if they stay with their employer.

One of our partners, YWA Human Resource Corporation or Bison Management Corporation., will arrange the processing of Philippine government mandated Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) by Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Once completed, the employee can be deployed to Australia. We can handle all the travel arrangements for you.

Yangwha will arrange bank accounts, personal insurance and a tax file number  once the deployment date has been set.

Why Customer’s Use a Recruitment/Migrant Agent

Reasons Why we feel that you should use a recruitment agency

  1. You already have a fulltime job and fulltime responsibilities in your organisation.
  2. Hiring, especially overseas workers, is a complex and specialised field-we make it easy.
  3. Hiring overseas workers can be risky if not properly-we do it right.
  4. You don’t have time to filter through hundreds of unqualified resumes.
  5. You are searching for hard to find workers with specialised skills.
  6. Stop wasting your time and money on expensive and no-productive employment ads.
  7. We will find you a long term solution with a service guarantee.
  8. We have access to thousands of qualified candidates.
  9. Pay for our expertise only when you need it.
  10. Our managed services offer a solution for companies big and small.

Yagnwha Global is one of the leading suppliers of Filipino meat-workers into Australia

Mike Smith, the CEO/Founder of the Yangwha Global Pty Ltd, has been instrumental in facilitating the deployment of more than 900 Filipino meat workers to Australian companies. We have over the years evolved our processes to a point that we now have sufficient flexibility and scope of resource to be able to accommodate the varying requirements within the meat industry of Australia, whilst remaining within the framework dictated by the various governments involved with overseas employment, i. e., the host and donating nations. Whilst we are a company that is very much aware of the importance of marketing our services, we are also of the opinion that if we get the product right our company will prosper and this is why the Managing Director and the greater part of Yangwha Global is based close to our supply line, i.e., in the Philippines and not in Australia.

Manila Facility

Our Manila Facilities has 2 conference rooms, 3 lecture rooms,and 12 interview rooms.

Our Testing Area has over 16, 400 square feet of space and equipment available for the purpose of evaluating the hand skills of your potential candidates.

Aside from meeting and interview rooms, our Manila facility houses comprehensive workshops for immediate skills testing in welding, metal fabrication, carpentry and other trades testing.   We use sample plans and assignments for testing.

Once we have interviewed applicants and determined that they meet the visa, work experience, attitude, character and other interview requirements, we can immediately send them for testing.   Further, independent testing is later conducted through Vetassess, Australia’s leading vocational education and training (VET) assessment provider.

Successful applicants will emerge from the Vetassess interview and trade testing holding an Australian Cert III credential in their trade before deploying to their Australian employer.  You can attend these interviews in person to make a selection or we will conduct the interviews on your behalf and can provide high resolution photographs or the work and comments from the local tradesman overseeing the testing.

Testimonials of our clients

“You guys are sensational! Looking at the work that you have put into this (and I’m sure I don’t know half of it) you certainly go above and beyond in looking after both your Filipino workers and your employers. Thanks for everything that you have done in finding us a chef that I am sure will fit perfectly with our… ” "Thanks for your excellent service Pierre, Mike and the Yangwha team.”


Michael McCafferty, Managing Director
Prestige Catering and Event Hire, Rockingham, WA

“After experiencing it myself, nothing is going to frighten me”- about the DIBP upon hiring us to take over their overseas worker recruitment efforts.”


Gavin Alderton, General Manager
Distinctive Wardrobes, Bathurst NSW

“I love your work!”


George Zamola, Operations Manager
Auto Frigo, Campbellfield, Victoria

“We’ll call you for another Filipino worker…They’re happy to do what you ask them to do.”


Joe Acilioglu, Owner
Auto Frigo, Campbellfield, Victoria

“We would like to thank you too Sir for your kind assistance and professionalism in handling our requirement. We could not accomplish such requirement without your help and prompt response. We are happy to deal with you again in the future.”


Custom Wheel Manufacturer – Perth

“As our business got busier, we tried adding a night shift. We had nothing but problems-workers sleeping on the job, drug and alcohol use and absenteeism and we were forced to cancel it. As we added Filipinos to our workforce we tried again and this time it was a success and we used a Filipino foreman. We are well pleased.”


V.C. Administrator
Asia based multinational manufacturer and builder

“When I hired my first Filipino worker, my foreman was skeptical about it. After six months, he came to me and said, “I’ll take a shed full like him if you can get them.”


General Manager
Manufacturing Firm-Perth

“I used to have to manage my company by counting the number of cars in the carpark in the morning, we had so much absenteeism. One day I came in and we had 20 production workers absent on one day. I thought, “Right that’s it, something has to change!” Since we started to add Filipino workers to our workforce the…”


Industrial Steel Manufacturing Firm-WA

“Filipinos in Australia are viewed as hard-working, practical, determined and highly personable.”


Production Manager
Industrial Manufacturing Firm-Perth

“You guys are sensational! Looking at the work that you have put into this (and I’m sure I don’t know half of it) you certainly go above and beyond in looking after both your Filipino workers and your employers. Thanks for everything that you have done in finding us a chef that I am sure will fit perfectly with our…


Andrew Robb
Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, speaking about the Filipino presence in Australia,at the Peninsula Hotel, Makati, Philippines, 21 February 2014 “Australia and the Philippines in an Emerging Asia”