THE TRAINING COURSE
'Farm animals and farm equipment are very valuable assets. Farms can be dangerous. Farm employers value the skills and awareness that our training provides, and they are confident that our assessment of personality, attitude and work ethic will provide them with a willing and competent worker'
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 course starts on Monday and finishes on Friday evening, with our meeting points in Noosa (2 hours' drive north of Brisbane).
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. We 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 and managers with years of experience, loads of good stories, a sense of fun and humour who really enjoy working with young people.
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.
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 and choosing a job
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.
We have an online system that logs vacancies and generates employer information for you to consider. Out trainers and job co-ordination staff will be able to explain the roles and assist you with the decision making process.
You then decide which job to take.
Normally you will travel to the job directly from the training farm.
Getting to your job
Part of our service is getting you to your employer. You will pay for the journey but we will plan and book it for you. Normally the journey includes a night in Brisbane.