Here's how it works!

Thinking of working in ag? Take the guesswork out of farm work and plan your adventure with FarmReady! The FarmReady Card is the first step in your agricultural journey, and for only $49, you will be equipped with the knowledge and qualifications needed to kickstart your adventure.

Endorsed by the Queensland Government, this micro-credential will ensure you are in control at every step of your journey; from job search, and securing an employer, to assisting in your potential relocation.

Established in 2003, the FarmReady Card has assisted hundreds of young Australians and visa holders adventuring across Queensland to stand out to future employers. If you are considering a career in ag, and want to Work and Play the Aussie way, take the first step and sign up to FarmReady today!

How It Works

Here's your training outline:

1

Workplace law

Fair Work and your obligations as an employee
Common employment terms
Getting paid - how it works
Important paperwork for your employer
Biosecurity, COVID-19, Food Safety
Health and Safety: introduction, procedures, hazards
2

Compile your employment paperwork

Identification documents: licences, passports, visas etc
Tax File Number details
Superannuation account setup
Bank account
Health care and insurances
3

Farm clothing and lunch

Footwear and shoes
Shirts, pants, trousers
Jackets for cold and wet weather
Gloves, hats and sunscreen
Toilets and hygiene
Food, water and hydration
Lunch bags and coolers
4

Find work and accommodation

Stay safe and alert
Regional shops & services
Social connections
Accommodation & transport
Where to ask for work
How to ask for work
Get ready for work
On your first day: Send your new employer your employment paperwork, resume, quals, licences etc (fully automated from FRH)
5

Changing jobs or leaving?

FarmReady Hub is a 'membership', so you remain connected. You can look up new regions and jobs anytime. When you leave the industry alltogether, FarmReady will tell you what you need to do with your superannuation, bank accounts and taxation.

Digital Skills Passport

The Skills Passport was originally developed in 2004 as a small booklet.  Today, it has been modernised into a digital vault where you can store your employment signup paperwork, work history, certificates and licences etc.  From here you can email your employer three different types of information that are designed to make life easier for you the job seeker and your new employer.  Being a job seeker with your paperwork and personal details organised will definitely make you stand out in the crowd, when it comes to applying for a job.  Documents that you can email from your Dashboard/Skills Passport are:

  • Job Application email and resume
  • Letter of Offer (exchange information with your employer to understand terms of employment etc)
  • Job Start Kit (including Employment Agreement)

FarmReady Hub©™

The FarmReady Hub was created to digitally house the FarmReady Card micro-credential and the Skills Passport along with the extra holistic support that job seeker or student needs.

FarmReady’s ethos is that a successful career in agriculture isn’t just about the job.  Its also about being prepared for regional living and personal wellbeing.  This aspect takes a community approach.

FarmReady Hub works with regions, educators and across all agricultural industries to provide those much needed free links, information and connections.

Our website delivers an initiative of the RJSA.

This Micro-Credentialing Pilots Program project is proudly supported and funded by the Queensland Government.

The contents of this website have been developed to provide preparation training & information for job seekers wishing to connect with agriculture. The © ™ FarmReady Card is a micro-credential training program resulting in a digital credential. The FarmReady Card concept was originally developed in 2003 by the Lockyer Valley Alliance.

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