The newly launched FarmReady Hub online accreditation program is set to play a key role in ensuring agriculture has a resourced, fit for purpose workforce.

Aimed at job seekers looking to enter the Australian agriculture industry, the program is being delivered by the Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance (RJSA) and FarmReady Hub.

The Pre-Induction Micro-Credential program allows prospective agriculture employees to obtain a FarmReady Card that prepares them for work on farm and opens career pathways to all the employment opportunities across Queensland’s agriculture sector.

FarmReady Hub is designed to take the guesswork out of farm work by ensuring new employees arriving at the farm gate are correctly prepared for an agricultural job with an understanding of specific rural workplace health and safety and biosecurity requirements.

The program offers a skills passport for job seekers to include their licence details, permits, letters of offer, and other qualifications, thereby allowing farmers to satisfy the necessary employment administrative requirements.

FarmReady also benefits farmers by simplifying the business hiring process and streamlines the transfer of information from workers to farmers, employment agencies and contractors.

The FarmReady Hub will help Queensland agriculture develop a workforce that is responsive to technological advances and potential disruption for the future productivity of the sector.

Find more information and register to undertake the FarmReady accreditation:

Business interested in connecting with FarmReady Card holders can register their interest online here. For more information about the benefits of FarmReady click here.