Make every harvest count – do your part

Queensland agriculture is made up of many different types of farms and therefore, jobs.  Finding the right job for yourself is critical to a successful and fun adventure! It is also crucial to the longevity of your employment and staying in your new job for more than a few days. You don’t want to set yourself up in your accommodation and then find the job isn’t what you expected.

Choosing the right job for yourself is also vital for our food and resources.   Agriculture operates within a very complex and time-critical environment, where plants and animals are reliant on how well we do our job.

Do your part, get prepared and choose your ideal job wisely.

After a short-term job or a career?

Agriculture has jobs for everyone. There are multiple short-term casual positions throughout Agriculture.

If you are interested in developing a career, start by getting a casual job, perhaps harvesting, packing or general farm-hand work and learn from the ground up. Don’t forget to tell your employer your aspirations.  Workers who consider agriculture to be a career move are very sought after in the industry. You will stand out in the crowd!

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Fruit

 

Eggs and poultry

 

Irrigation

 

Cotton

 

Sheep, beef broadacre

 

Sugarcane

 

Timber

 

Vegetables

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Ag commodities & industries

Queensland agriculture is made up of many different types of farming.  These are referred to as ‘commodities’.

Each commodity usually has an industry level group that represents them. Often called the ‘peak industry body’.  The peak industry body for each commodity works closely with government and private enterprises to promote, advocate, and help that industry’s farmers and businesses.

There are also ‘supporting industries’.   Agriculture heavily relies on these supporting industries in order to produce efficiently and remain viable.  Example supporting industries are irrigation, machinery, chemicals, technology along with many other inputs.

If you are keen to start a career in agriculture, it might pay to check out the relevant peak industry bodies and supporting industries.

Visit the Regions to discover which commodities and industries you will find around Queensland.

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What are my career options?

Agriculture is very diverse, with many casual harvesting, packing and farm hand jobs.

However, if you want to build a career – there is a multitude of options.  Agriculture is an essential industry for all Australians and those countries that we export to.  Agriculture produces our food, fibre and natural raw materials – things that we all need every day.

Agriculture is a critical industry and historically, a ‘very manual’ sector.  However, in recent years, the industry has researched and developed science, digitalisation and mechanisation in every sector.

These new technologies are world-class and provide exciting career opportunities.

 

Fruit

 

Eggs and poultry

 

Irrigation

 

Cotton

 

Sheep, beef broadacre

 

Sugarcane

 

Timber

 

Vegetables

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AgMove – short term relocation assistance

If you relocate to take up short-term harvest work in a harvest, regional or remote area, the Australian Government’s AgMove will help pay your relocation costs:

Up to $6000 for Australians

  • You’ll have your relocation costs covered up to $2000 after completing 40 hours of work in at least two weeks.
  • You’ll receive up to a further $4000 of relocation costs after completing 120 hours of work in at least four weeks.

Up to $2000 for temporary visa holders with general working rights like working holiday makers and some international students.

  • With up to $650 for relocation costs after completing 40 hours of work in at least two weeks.
  • Up to a further $1350 for relocation costs after completing 120 hours of work in at least four weeks.

Fact sheet attached + more info at https://www.dese.gov.au/harvest-trail/agmove or call your nearest Harvest Trail Services provider.

Pick Qld Bonus

Payments of up to $1,500 (on top of wages) to assist with costs such as accommodation, travel, training, and workwear.

This could be used to cover some of their share house, caravan park, rent or campervan hire if making a short term relocation after successfully gaining a position.

More info at https://www.qld.gov.au/about/pickqld/pickqld-bonus