Job offer guarantee
If you are on 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.
We offer this guarantee based on your abilities and willingness to engage with our training programme and the role offered to you.
Our programme requires a certain level of spoken English, physical fitness, willingness to learn, and ability to work hard.
The employer's 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.
Our expectation is that you will enter into the training course committed to applying yourself, taking part and working hard. To fit in with the culture at the farm, it is essential that you have a good attitude. Please be friendly, fair, respectful, polite, well-mannered and communicate.
You are coming here to do a paid job for a fair wage. Your employer will expect you to be completely committed to this.
Farmwork can be an amazing and fulfilling adventure, but dont expect it to be be easy. Where there is adventure and work there is usually challenge. Australia will definitely be different to what you are used to and what you expect.
Expect your work to be physical, challenging, sometimes dull, sometimes interesting, sometimes unique, sometimes routine.
Your location may be remote with limited communications and basic facilities. The weather or climate may be extreme. You may be living and working in the same place with just a few people for company. You may be some distance from civilisation and the services you are used to.
You may not like everything you see, enjoy all that you are asked to do, or like everyone you meet. Be prepared to be challenged, tested and stretched. Be prepared to dig deep as you acclimatise and get over culture shock, be willing to try new things and learn, be ready to laugh and above all be willing to engage wholeheartedly with the experience and the people.
Pay and conditions
Our employers normally pay according to 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.
Rural Australian pay rates are fair and governed by Australian law through an organisation called Fairwork. Employers in our network are required to operate in accordance with Fairwork guidelines. .
In 3 months you can reasonably expect to save $4-6,000 Australian dollars.