How the programmes work
We have a network of over 2,000 farm employers of all types all over rural Australia.
We provide services for nearly 800 people from all round the world and arrange nearly 2,000 jobs each year.
We provide a safe and secure pathway to farm work in Australia.
We offer a welcome and arrival service (optional)
We provide a training course and a job service
We provide advice, support and full back-up in case of problems.
STEP 1 - Send us your CV and explain your aims and hopes
(use the 'INITIAL APPLICATION' button above or 'ENQUIRE' page under the 'APPLY' menu)
STEP 2 - We make contact to explain how we can help you
STEP 3 - Apply for the programme that suits you best
STEP 4 - We confirm your place on the course; you pay the booking deposit of $500
STEP 5 - You accept our terms and conditions using an online form
STEP 6 - We send you the joining information
STEP 7 - Complete full payment / join the programme
(nb programme fee repayment terms may be available on request in special circumstances)
You will be required to confirm that you accept our general terms and conditions before joining one of our programmes.
When completing the application form you will be asked to declare (by completing an online form) that you have read and understood the information describing the programme on this website, that you have received satisfactory answers to any questions, and that you have provided true and complete information in so far as it relevant to your work on an Australian farms.
If you’re new to Australia, we’ll help you through all of the hassle and potential problems regarding your banking, Government paperwork and administration and the right mobile phone for rural Australia.
We will also set you up to relax for few days in Noosa (home of one of the best beaches in Queensland.) before you start your on farm training course.
Our 5 day training programme will provide you with a general introduction to Australian farm work and give you an awareness of what is required to do well in outback Australia.
Most importantly it allows us to assess your skills and attitude. Our employers value our judgement and ability to match you to their roles and working environment.
After receiving your application form we create a summary profile for you, based on the information you have given us. We publish this on our employer members website and email it to all our employer members before you join us at the training farm. We update this when we meet you in person and republish the updated profile.
We have over 2,000 rural employers of all types all across Australia. This typically gives us 60 or more vacancies each week that range from small family farms to some of the largest agricultural enterprises in Australia.
Each role will have different requirements, so not all of these roles will suit you. We normally expect to be able to offer you a choice of 2, 3 or 4 jobs that best suit your experience and aspirations. You will be able to speak to these employers about the role they offer before deciding which role to take.
Please note that your individual circumstances, skills and other experience may place limitations on the type and number of jobs we can offer you. This is particularly the case if you seek work together with a partner or friend. We are happy to discuss this in more detail once we have received your application form.
Once we have offered you a place on one of our working programmes we guarantee to offer you one or more jobs that suit your skills, experience and aptitude. At least one of these jobs will allow you to gain your second year visa if you are eligible for this.
We offer this guarantee based on confirmation of your abilities and your willingness to engage with our training programme. Ultimately you will be required to engage effectively with your employer in the role offered to you.
Our programme requires a certain level of spoken English, physical fitness, willingness to try, to learn, engage with trainers and other staff, and most importantly the ability to work effectively.
Please note that your individual circumstances, skills and experience may place limitations on the type and number of jobs we can offer you. This is particularly the case if you seek work together with a partner or friend. We are happy to discuss this in more detail once we have received your application form.