HOSTING A TRAINEE IN THE AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE IN AUSTRALIA PROGRAM

 

BECOMING A HOST

Being a Host Family in these programs enables you to provide an opportunity for young people in other parts of the world to study and learn first hand about the Agricultural activities of Australia as well as gain an insight into our culture and lifestyles.

 

TRAINEE QUALIFICATIONS

     
  • Are you between the ages of 18 years and 30 years on arrival in Australia
  • Have a minimum of twelve months practical experience in a field of agriculture they wish to undertake while in Australia, OR are Agricultural students at a University or College and wish to gain additonal practical experience for "credits" to their studies.
  • Have no family commitments
  • Will be in good health
  • Able to speak English
  • Have a current Drivers License

DURATION of PROGRAM

1. Trainees come to Australia for:
   a. 3 months (mainly Wine Trainees)
   b. 6 to 7 months, or
   c. 12 months

2. The Host Family nominates the time of the year that would suit them to have a Trainee

3. Trainee is with the Host Family for a minimum of 3 months.

 

HOST FAMILY GUIDELINES

  • Provides Trainee with meals and accommodation
  • Pays the Trainee the current Award Rates for the Industry
  • Trainee is expected to work the normal week for the industry. These may vary depending on the season.
  • Trainee has a minimum of 1.5 - 2.0 days 'off' per week. These days are consecutive.

 

CATEGORIES of TRAINING

  • Production Agriculture (Cropping, Dairying, Beef, Sheep, Pigs)
  • Agri-mix (occasionally applications are received from young ladies wanting this type of placement which is part housework, part farming)
  • Wine Production (Trainee WILL HAVE Oenology qualifications)

 

COUNTRIES CURRENTLY SENDING TRAINEES

  • South America
  • United States of America
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Asia
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe

 

COSTS INVOLVED

  • Administration Fee
  • Australian Health Insurance
  • Visa Fee [which is not refundable]
  • Fee charged by our Partner in your host country

 

Do you want more information?
YES
NO