W119213 - Agriculture worker

Agriculture worker
Pearse Shearing

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact CGLLEN for specific details regarding placement- swl@cgllen.org.au. Locally owned and operated in Ararat and District, Pearse Shearing has an opportunity for a student who is studying a Certificate in Agriculture or with a keen interest in the many professions of sheep shearing. Roger coordinates a shearing team of over fifty professionals and is passionate about all aspects of shearing and is an active supporter for young people to reach their career goals. Roger will organise a placement with a supervisor from his team to guide and instruct students on what is required on a daily basis in a job at a shearing shed. If you are motivated and enthusiastic about learning from a professional team, please talk to your careers teacher today about how to apply.

Skills You Might Learn

Students will gain a wide range of skills throughout their placement. These include but are not limited to the following:
- Learn how to apply safe and effective animal handling practices.
- Develop the ability to follow safe work practices and procedures.
- Learn how to follow safe manual handling procedures and techniques.
- Develop good communication skills in the workplace.
- Gain an overview of the shearing profession and its day to day operations.
- Perform basic labouring and board duties.

Typical Tasks & Duties

Students are permitted to learn how to use plant or equipment only if they are explicitly required in the performance criteria or assessment requirements of a unit of competency the student is undertaking as part of a VET qualification.
Students whilst completing placement, will be supervised and get to experience and have a greater understanding of the shearing profession. Being able to work as part of a team and a willingness to learn the differing tasks are essential for success in this placement.
Students may assist or observe trained staff with the following activities:
- Assisting in the crutching and shearing of sheep.
- Pen up sheep.
- Board duties.
- Handle livestock using basic techniques.
- Collect and handle fleeces.
- Sweeping and clearing debris.

Student Requirements

Students are encouraged to consider a SWL placement to develop skills learned from their Industry and Enterprise subject and/or VET course in Agriculture.
The following requirements must be met;
- Students must be screened for QFever and vaccinated, if required.
- Students may undertake tasks and typical duties only if they are completing a relevant VET qualification and the structured workplace learning will allow them to obtain or further develop the skills and knowledge outlined in a relevant unit of competency within the qualification.
- Students must have completed the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) module in Work Related Skills or the OH&S module in the relevant VET course, along with a completed White Card (Construction Induction Card).
- Students are required to have a keen interest in the Agriculture industry.
- Students must have a willingness to learn and be able to follow instructions carefully and competently.
- Punctuality is important and any planned or unplanned absences must be reported to both the workplace supervisor and the careers teacher.
- Students should only undertake this SWL placement if they are motivated and willing to actively participate in tasks and duties that will enhance their employability skills.
- Personal mobile phones are not required and should only be used out of work hours or on meal breaks.
- Students are to complete any applicable relevant course work and/or Workplace Learning Record entries as outlined in the SWL Arrangement.
- The SWL student must be able to follow workplace safety procedures and be fit for sweeping, bending and lifting fleeces.
- The SWL student must be able to follow instructions carefully and work as part of a large team.
- Students must be completing a related subject or have displayed an interest in the area of Agriculture, particularly livestock and shearing vocations.

Dress Requirements

To be discussed prior to placement. Comfortable clothing that is appropriate to working in Agriculture- work boots may be a requirement. All personal protective equipment will be supplied by the company as required.

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. This opportunity does require the student 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 to the workplace 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: 2 Positions
ID Number: W119213
Location: Ararat - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: To be negotiated with successful student. To be negotiated with Teacher, Student and Employer- Forms required before commencement are Ministerial Order 55 - Structured Workplace Learning Arrangements; Structured Workplace Learning Arrangement Form; Structured Workplace Learning Travel and Accommodation Form; and Structured Workplace Learning Guidelines for Employers. Work hours can vary and an expectation for student placement hours can be from 6:00am till 6:00pm (including travel time) with two tea breaks and a lunch break.
Added By: Central Grampians Local Learning & Employment Network


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