W118527 - Agriculture worker

Agriculture worker
Best's Winery

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact CGLLEN for specific details of the student work placement- swl@cgllen.org.au 0r 5352 3266. For more than 150 years, Best's Winery have been proudly producing world-class wines in Victoria’s Great Western region. As one of Australia’s oldest and continuously family-owned and operated wineries, Best's crafts extraordinary and iconic wines of elegance and longevity. If you are enthusiastic and motivated to learn from wine making professionals, please talk to your careers teacher today about how to apply.

Skills You Might Learn

Skills attained will include the following;
- Develop an understanding of the production, cultivation, protection, and harvest of grapes for wine making.
- Develop and understanding of wine and winemaking, including the fermentation of grapes into wine.
- Importance of teamwork.
- Time management and punctuality.
- Communication skills in the workplace.
- Experience and familiarity with general agricultural/viticulture functions.
- Exposure to vineyard activities in a professional environment.
- Broader understanding of what a working in a wine making role involves on a day-to-day basis.

Typical Tasks & Duties

Students will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Assisting Best's Winery trained staff with related agriculture/viticulture activities.
- Engaging with customers related to cellar door activities as advised by Best's Winery trained staff.
- Completing all related tasks as assigned by assisting Best's Winery trained staff.

Student Requirements

Students are encouraged to consider a SWL placement to develop skills learned from their VET course in Agriculture/Viticulture. The following requirements must be met;
- Act in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) requirements and have completed OH&S modules as part of their VET course.
- Be punctual and notify the workplace supervisor and careers teacher of any planned or unplanned absence from placement. Please discuss extension of placement dates if there are nominal hours to be completed as part of the VET course.
- Demonstrate the skills they have developed through their course or school subject.
- Take their Workplace Learning Record and/or take course assessment tasks to the work placement every day.
- Personal mobile phones are not required during work hours. Mobile phones or devices are only to be used during meal breaks and out of work hours.
- Students are required to have a keen interest in Agriculture/Viticulture.
- Students must be able to spend extended periods observing and gaining knowledge of bottling procedures and/or pruning before taking part in production line tasks and duties.
- Students must have a willingness to learn and be able to follow instructions.
- Students must be willing to communicate clearly and work with a team.
- Students must be completing a related subject or have displayed an interest in the wine making industry.

Dress Requirements

Dress requirements will be discussed with the successful student prior to commencement- specific work attire (footwear) is required in certain workplace areas. Dress appropriately for the weather as certain outdoor work can form part of the work placement- warm waterproof jacket, gumboots and cold weather attire such as beanies and gloves. In the warmer months, students are required to bring a broad brimmed hat and sunscreen.

Special Transport Requirements

The student or the parent/guardian (where the student is under 18 years of age) is responsible for the student’s transport to and from the workplace. If it is proposed that the student may need to undertake vehicle travel with their employer and/or supervisor during the arrangement (including transporting the student to and/or from the workplace), the employer must complete the Structured Workplace Learning Travel and Accommodation Form. The student or the parent/guardian (where the student is under 18 years of age) must give their consent by also completing this form. If transport is presenting a problem, please contact CGLLEN to discuss available options and support that can be provided. Email: SWL@cgllen.org.au Phone: 03 5352 3266.


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Positions: 1 Position
ID Number: W118527
Location: Great Western - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: Please note: the placement period will be negotiated with the host employer and due to seasonality of the workload, will take place from the month of June. To be negotiated with Teacher, Student and Employer- Forms required before commencement are Ministerial Order 1412 - Structured Workplace Learning Arrangements; Structured Workplace Learning Arrangement Form; and Structured Workplace Learning Guidelines for Employers.
Added By: Central Grampians Local Learning & Employment Network


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