GENERAL FARM WORK
The 365 day programme gives you beginning to end support for your year in Australia.
It provides you with a greeting and induction package in Noosa Heads, one of the best backpacker destinations in Australia. This is followed by our 5 day 'Introduction to Australian Farming' training course which leads to a series of guaranteed jobs throughout the time of your stay.
99% of the jobs we offer will allow you to achieve your 2nd working holiday visa sign off. However you will have to work hard and well for this, so do not expect an easy ride.
The Training Course
The training course is for 5 days and is fully residential at Springbrook training farm near Gympie, approximately 3 hours north of Brisbane in Queensland.
The aim of the course is to provide a general introduction to Australian farm work. This will give you an awareness of what is required to do well in outback Australia, as well as some skills that will allow you to be useful as soon as you arrive with your employer. Taking part also allows Visitoz to assess your skills and attitude; and then match you to the jobs that best suit your skills, experience and aspirations.
Our trainers are Australian farmers with years of experience, loads of good stories, a sense of fun and humour who really enjoy working with young people.
The training is a flexible and full hands-on programme that provides a fun, general introduction to Australian farm work. It includes:
Linking you with Employers
During the training course you will have the chance to speak to one or more employers whose jobs we have filtered with you in mind. You then decide which job to take. Normally you will travel to the job directly from the training farm. The course starts on Monday and finishes on Friday evening, with meeting points in Noosa (2 hours' drive north of Brisbane).
Visitoz is a family business started by Dan and Joanna Burnet in 1991, Since then we have trained and placed 000's of young people in work in Rural and Outback Australia.
We offer a guarantee of work. To find out more about what to expect, our guarantee and employability limitations please click the button opposite.
Our guarantee for the 365 day programme is that we will offer you a series of jobs in rural and outback Australia that suit your skills, experience and aptitude. One or all of these may allow you to gain your second year visa. When you apply we will assess your application form, and offer a guarantee of work based on the information you have given us.
You will be required to demonstrate your abilities during the training course, as well as show yourself to be a willing worker who learns fast and does a job well.
Working Holiday Visa - 2nd Year Extension
99% of the jobs we offer do qualify for the 2nd working holiday visa extension.
The requirement is that you complete 88 days of paid farm work in rural Australia. When applying for your visa extension you will be asked to provide payslips as proof of this employment.
The Employers Expectation
...is that you will work for at least three months in one job. Your visa allows a maximum of 6 months for one employer.
...is that you will enter into the training course committed and willing to apply yourself to new things, to taking part and getting involved, to working hard, to being sociable and friendly to others, to being fair, respectful, polite, co-operative and easy to communicate with.
Our employers normally pay according the award wage structure.
This is at least the minimum wage for your age and the type of work you are doing. We take our guide for pay rates from the Pastoral Award - Farmhand Level 1 wage structure.
Australian pay rates are fair. In 3 months you can reasonably expect to earn and save $4-6,000 Australian dollars.
Please use the link to the right to access more general pay information.
Pay and working conditions are governed by Fairwork here in Australia. Pay and conditions in on their website which you can access using the link opposite.
(Look for the Pastoral Award 2010 Pay guide - 2nd in the list under P)