W120522 - Agriculture worker

Agriculture worker
CHS Broadbent

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact CGLLEN for specific details of the student work placement- swl@cgllen.org.au or 5352 3266. CHS Broadbent operates modern grain receival at Lake Bolac in the Western District of Victoria. The receival facilities are widely recognised by grain producers and grain marketers as market leaders in providing reliable, dependable, customer focused service. CHS Broadbent is equipped to handle supply chain requirements from bulk storage of grains, pulses and oilseeds, the road transport of bulk commodities, containerisation of grain including packing and delivery to Port. This is a terrific chance for an SWL student to learn hands on manual labour skills, customer service skills and agricultural skills. If you are motivated and enthusiastic about learning from a professional team who can impart knowledge of grain storage, handling and logistics, please talk to your careers teacher about how to apply for this opportunity today.

Skills You Might Learn

Skills attained will include the following;
- Importance of teamwork.
- Time management and punctuality.
- Communication skills in the workplace.
- Experience and familiarity with general agri business service functions.
- Exposure to administration and customer service activities in a professional environment.
- Broader understanding of what an agricultural worker role involve on a day-to-day basis.
Students may attain vital industry specific skills which will also relate to their studies such as:
- Hands-on practical experience.
- Observing and learning from industry qualified and experienced professionals.
- Working in real-life scenarios and environments.
- Working with tools and equipment necessary to the occupation and business.

Typical Tasks & Duties

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 may assist or observe trained staff with the following activities:
- Assisting trained staff with related customer service tasks as instructed.
- Engaging in manual labour.
- Completing all tasks as assigned by trained staff. This position will include duties such as helping the placement supervisor and other employees to assist them in their roles (in accordance with VET certificate assessments). Student will be expected to be an active participant in all workplace practices under the supervision of the workplace supervisor. The business has a large team and this gives the student an excellent chance to be hands on a lot of the time in a variety of job roles.

Student Requirements

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.
The following requirements must be met;
- Students must have completed the Occupational Health and Safety (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 Agricultural services.
- Students must have good vision and be physically able to work with hand tools and machines.
- Students must enjoy practical and manual work and be able to bend and lift using safe manual handling techniques.
- 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.

Dress Requirements

Students undertaking a placement will be required to wear work pants/shorts and safety boots as appropriate for a Agricultural position. All Personal Protective Equipment required to complete daily tasks and duties will be discussed with the student as part of the placement induction.

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: 2 Positions
ID Number: W120522
Location: Lake Bolac - 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 1412 - Structured Workplace Learning Arrangements; Structured Workplace Learning Arrangement Form; and Structured Workplace Learning Guidelines for Employers. CHS Broadbent operates at a set schedule and student placement will only be available where a workplace supervisor is able to provide high supervision.
Added By: Central Grampians Local Learning & Employment Network


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