Come and gain Valuable Farm Skills in Queensland, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Come learn some of the skills, knowledge and terminology that may help you get a job on an outback cattle station.

    FARM SKILLS MAY INCLUDE:
    Using power tools
    Digging post holes
    Mixing and pouring concrete
    Operate & maintain a 4WD, ride on lawn mower & whipper snipper
    Electric fencing
    Barbwire fencing
    Fixing fences
    Operate pumps and generators
    Change tyres
    Safely drive with and reverse a trailer
    Working with steel
    Building gate and corner assemblies
    Building cattle yards
    Using workshop hand tools
    Composting
    Vegetable gardening
    Moving and sorting cattle
    Rotational grazing
    Supplementing cattle with lick

    You may have the opportunity to learn some basic horsemanship like:
    Mixing horse feed
    How to safely approach & catch a horse
    Putting on a rope halter
    Leading horses safely
    Tie up horses safely
    Quick release knot
    Feeding horses with a nose bag

    We are in central Qld and have a 122 acre horse and cattle property. Comfortable basic furnished accommodation available or bring your own van/bus/car. Quiet, peaceful and beautiful area. Just 15km to beach and boat ramp. Plenty of time to explore the surrounding areas.

    We are very friendly, down to earth and genuine people. We have a very quiet little farm with a bunch of different animals. You will also see wallabies, kookaburras, amazing sunsets and bright starlight nights.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    • WE DON'T HAVE PAID WORK
    • THERE IS NO PAID WORK IN THR AREA
    • WE DON'T DO CASH IN THE HAND JOBS
    • THIS IS A WORKING FARM AND WE WORK ALL DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK
    • YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN MONEY

    This is a very quiet farm, it`s hot and dry, we have water restrictions, sometimes it rains alot, there`s no public transport, no neighbours, no WIFI (Full reception for Telstra and Optus mobile) and no shops near by. If you need entertainment in a social setting this isn`t the place for you. You must enjoy your own company be reliable, honest and trustworthy.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn Aussie the culture, farm skills, english language and horsemanship.

  • Help

    Help

    Learn valuable farm skills that are listed in the main description.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You'll have your own fully furnished bedroom, bathroom, open air lounge & kitchen all built in a large livable shed. There are kitchen and laundry facilities available for you to use.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will be required too keep your cottage very clean this includes washing dishes, cleaning walls, kitchen, lounge and bathroom plus sweeping out.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week










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