Applications for the ‘Farm Harvest Skills and Heavy Machinery Program’ scholarship are now open.
Thirty-six scholarships are available.

The 2 Workin Oz 2020 Farm Harvest Skills and Heavy Machinery Program costs $949.00.
GIWA and Careers in Grain scholarships are awarded to the value of 75% of the program fee, valued at $712.00.
Successful applicants will be required to pay the remaining 25% program fee, totaling $237.00, prior to starting their training.

Application Details

To apply for a scholarship to complete training with 2 Workin Oz, you simply need to fill in an online enquiry form, found on the homepage of this website.
Attach your CV and ensure you fill in the ‘Statement of Intent’ for why you wish to work on a farm for the upcoming hay/harvest season (no more than 400 words).

Applicants will then be assessed on this information before 2 Workin Oz contacts you to discuss your application, skills and desire to work on a farm in further detail.
Successful applicants will be notified shortly after this process with training taking place from late July-September. Your availability to attend training during this period of time will be discussed through the application process.

Training Details

Six training programs will be run for successful scholarship recipients from July 27th until September 3rd.

Training runs Monday – Thursday only, on-farm in York, Western Australia. Trainees stay on the farm, in dormitory style accommodation, for the duration of the four-day course and all meals and accommodation are provided.

Trainees will have access to 2 Workin Oz’s recruitment program, however, employment cannot be guaranteed as a result of completing the training program.

Training includes:
•Hands on practical classes with Machinery and Livestock
•Harvester and Chaser Bin driving
•Utes and Trailers
•Daily Servicing and Maintenance
•Working Sheep in paddocks and Yards
•Wool Handling Skills
•Basic Fencing Techniques & Understanding
•General Farm Hand skills
•Learn Safety and be Farm Savvy
•Build a Network for Reference and Support
•Make New Friends
•All Food and Accommodation provided in the price of the course!

Who Can Apply

Applicants can be from Western Australia or WHV holders, provided they meet all required criteria.
Applicants are required to speak English.
Applicants are required to hold a current driver’s license.
Applicants need to demonstrate their desire and availability to work on a remote or regional property for the upcoming hay/harvest season in 2020.

Sponsors

These scholarships have been made possible through the generous support of the Grains Industry Association of Western Australia (GIWA) and Careers in Grain. Their support will contribute to ensuring growers in Western Australia have the staff they need for the upcoming hay and harvest season.

Due to a reduced number of international skilled and unskilled WHV workers entering the state since March, an employment shortage is expected. Together, 2 Workin Oz, GIWA and Careers in Grain are doing everything possible to reduce the impact of these shortages.

 

 

 

 

Contact

For more information on GIWA please contact: Phone: 08 6262 2128 Email: info@giwa.org.au

For more information on the Careers in Grain program please contact Kayla Evans, Careers in Grain Program Manager, p: (08) 6262 2128, careersingrain.org.au.

For more information on 2 Workin Oz training and recruitment please contact us via either our employee enquiry contact form or employer enquiry contact form.