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Australia Agricultural Work
“Experience the real Australia……..and get paid doing it!!”
Spend 12 months working the Aussie outback – earning good money, upgrading your skills and seeing Australia. Guaranteed work (over 1800 employers) in a job that suits you. Jobs include cattle and sheep stations, horses (polo stables, race horses, etc.), motorbike work, tractor and plant drivers, welding and mechanical assistance, agricultural tourism and fish farming, to name a few. No positions available in the cities or on the coast. Work a minimum of 40 hours per week. Most jobs provide FREE food and accommodation.
This is a “sponsored” working visa for one year. It is specifically for those who have studied or trained in agriculture or grown up on a farm or had at least 2 years experience working on a farm - this could include any form of agricultural work with sheep or cattle, crops or engines, diesel mechanics; it also includes shearers and veterinarians.
It is also available to well qualified young people with any other skills which can be used in rural and outback Australia – such as nurses, teachers, construction workers, miners, all trades, hospitality and tourism workers and those who work in any branch of adventure tourism. It is also available to those who are agricultural mechanics, diesel engineers or experience in other branches of agriculture including aquaculture.
Also open to those from an equine background and are fully competent in handling horses safely and possess practical experience in the daily care and maintenance of horses. Participants may also have skills in areas such as working with racehorses or thoroughbred breeding, competing in polo, polocrosse, eventing, showing or endurance riding.
- South African Passport Holders
- Under 31 years of age
- Good command of the English language – Level IELTS 4.5
- Internship applications must be lodged a minimum of two (2) months prior to internship commencement or arrival in Australia. However, as it is dependant on the granting of the visa (which may take up to 3 months), internees need to be flexible.
- All candidates must complete a telephone interview before being accepted into the internship program.
- Couples will be accepted, but must understand that it will limit their job options.
- Vegetarians will find it difficult – specialised food is not readily available.
12 Month program - starting at anytime throughout year, but please note that the applications office is closed from the 15th of December through to the 15th of January every year. The application process takes approximately 3 months.
Please note the following:
You must have a return ticket to SA
900$ and a credit card on arrival plus at least AUD$600 spending money
Full travel insurance
A police clearance certificate on application
A full medical and TB x-rays for visa application
A refundable bond of AUD$1000 will be charged to all successful applicants
Please note: Australia is one of the most difficult countries for South Africans applying for a work visa. This paid opportunity is available exclusively to those with agricultural experience and/or qualifications, or who are taking a gap year from study in agricultural subjects, or pre or post qualifying. The visa application is as follows:
Once you have received your letter of acceptance, your completed application is submitted to the Department of Immigration in Australia (including application fee, travel insurance, passport photo, police clearance).
You will be notified of the visa approval and will then be required to do a full medical at a designated doctor.
The entire process from start to finish can take up to 3 months.
OVC will assist you every step of the way!
|Admin fee||R2000.00 Application fee|
|Service fee||R3000.00 Visa service Fee|
|Program fee||$3500 (AUD)|
|Other fees||$1000.00 (AUD) Refundable Bond|
|Recommended Spending Money||$1500(AUD)|
Please scan and email the following documents to your nearest OVC office:
1) Application form
2) Matric certificate showing subjects studied
3) OVC indemnity form
4) Safety form
5) Passport photo page – certified
6) Drivers licence
7) Detailed CV
8) Colour photo in Jpeg format, doing something agricultural
9) Interview form signed and completed
10) Form 1416 and 956a completed and signed
11) Reference from current job
12) All certificates pertaining to your agricultural studies/experience
13) Police clearance certificate
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Please input the following numbers into the text block:
|Are you 18 to 30 years old (Inclusive)?||yes no|
|Have you got farm experience/studied or going to study farming / lived on a farm?||yes no|
|You understand that you will need to take a credit card and have $900 spending money on arrival?||yes no|
|You have / will have a RSA passport?||yes no|
|You understand that you will need to book and pay for your airfare through OVC?||yes no|
|You understand that you will need to pay for your Australian visa fee(Approx $305)?||yes no|
|You understand that you will need to purchase travel insurance through the OVC?||yes no|