Things you Need to Know about Harvest and Agricultural Jobs in Australia

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Every year there are harvest and agricultural jobs in Australia. They range from farm hands whose job may involve helping out in seeding and harvesting the crop, to more specialized work like the combine harvester operator. If you will be operating machinery such as the tractor and the combine harvester, you may need to know how to service these machines. You may also need to be able to take directions through a two way radio. There are also jobs in wine farms in South Australia and Victoria.

Employment Season

Employment is at its peak when it is either planting or harvesting season, and each crop and region may have different times when harvest and agricultural farming jobs in Australia  are needed. Wheat is one of the crops grown in large scale and farms may need workers when seeding which happens between April and May. Seeding takes place according to the weather.

The same goes for harvesting. It may happen between October and December depending on when the seeding took place. Some workers may only get temporary jobs lasting only a few weeks of the seeding or the harvesting season.

Work and Accommodation

When working on these farms you obviously need accommodation. Some of the farms will provide it to you for free. Others may require you to pay or take part of your wages. The accommodation will vary according to the farms. Some farms may have enough accommodation to offer each worker their own working rooms. Others may require you to share with a family, while some farmers may have shared accommodation between workers.

Terms and Wages

The pay for the harvest and agricultural farming jobs in Australia vary depending on a number of factors. One is the amount of the crop available. You may be paid by the truck load and this means you may fail to get your target money once the fruit runs out.  You will also be paid according to how efficient you are.

Before you visit the farm, you need to make the necessary arrangements. First, you need to establish the terms. You need to know how much you will be paid and what the conditions for accommodation are.

Before you can take the harvest and agricultural farming jobs in Australia, you will be required to have the proper work clothes as some farms may not provide any of these. You may need to carry gloves and sunscreen to protect you as you work.
 

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Linda Horton pen down on the topic like Agriculture.She is sharing his experience about how to find harvest and agricultural farming jobs in Australia .
 

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This article was published on 2013/05/04