Becoming a Host

Hosting A Trainee In The Agricultural Experience In Australia Program

Being a Host 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.

Training Qualifications

  • Between the ages of 18 years and 30 years on arrival in Australia
  • Have a minimum of twelve months continuous practical experience in a field of agriculture they wish to undertake while in Australia, OR are Agricultural students at a University or Agricultural 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

  • Trainees come to Australia for:
    • 3 months (Wine program)
    • 12 months
  • The Host nominates the time of the year that would suit them to have a Trainee

Host Family Guidelines

  • Provides Trainee with suitable 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.


  • Production Agriculture (Cropping, Dairying, Beef, Sheep, Pigs, Horticulture)
  • Wine Production (Trainee WILL HAVE Oenology qualifications)

Countries Sending Trainees

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

Costs Involved

  • Hosts are not charged any fees
  • Trainees will have Australian Health insurance
  • Adequate Worker insurance
  • Contribute to  superannuation fund.