Have you ever dreamt about spending a year working on an actual working farm in Australia, well here is your opportunity. To live and work in the Australian outback like an Aussie is an iconic adventure. An opportunity to explore awesome landscapes, work incredibly hard, spending time outdoors on a working farm with like minded people, be well compensated and come away from your experience with memories and friends which will last a lifetime!
Our partner organization has been helping adventurous travellers to experience what life is really like in rural Australian and the outback. All applicants must successfully complete orientation/training and afterwards make their way to your respective employer which could be a small family farm setup to one as large as a million football fields!
The program will include step by step assistance throughout the whole process from completing the necessary paperwork, interview guidance, assistance with visa application as well as assistance with flights, travel insurance, as well as an opportunity to meet other adventurous travellers at orientation.
Jobs are paid and work is guaranteed for all who successfully complete the training course.
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During the course of the week you will be taught many aspects of farm life and the skills which will be required as well as finding out what will be expected of you once you start working
Learn to work with horses the Aussie way! You will be taught how to handle horses on the ground, tack them up and stock ride in rural terrain.
Using a horse or motorbike you will learn how to muster cattle into the yards for processing.
You will learn to maintain and use one safely. You will get a chance to practice cutting logs, small trees, and shaping fence posts to be used later on in the week.
You will be taught general safety, how to drive and maintain them as well as learning how to operate forks, buckets, and possibly even slashers and post hole diggers.
Here you will really graft being taught general fencing tasks using wire, wood and steel pickets. You will learn Australian techniques such as “Cobb & Co”, “Queensland Hitch” as well as a “monkey”, wood and pliers. The day will be spent debarking posts, digging holes and generally getting dirty!
You will be taught how to operate an Ag motorbike in difficult terrain, whilst learning the basics of repairing it, safety aspect to check for and prepare for should you be going to a large acreage farm.
You will learn how to safely and efficiently work with cattle in the yard. Trainers will demonstrate the processes of branding, castrating and ear tagging in real a environment.
Learning practical skills is important however teaching you the correct vocabulary for each activity is key to operate safely. The aim is to prepare you and give you as many tools to ensure your ability to work well and safely once you arrive at your host farm.