Start your career in horticulture

There are thousands of roles currently available within Queensland growing regions for those who want to workFor unemployed Queenslanders, this is an opportunity for a fresh start in a strong and vibrant industry. Many of these opportunities also allow candidates to access government incentives to reduce financial barriers to relocating. 

For further information about working opportunities and your rights as an employee view the resources below.

FIND A FARM JOB

There are a number of ways to find work on a Queensland farm.

Not sure of where you’d like to go? Visit the Queensland Government’s #pickqld planner and search by month and location.

AGFOOD CONNECT

AgFood Connect is an innovative pilot project that aims to create full-time jobs for individuals across a multitude of businesses in growth industries, making the employment process simple for jobseekers and employers.

Being a part of AgFood Connect gives you access to case-managed employment, ongoing mentoring, and expert staff that are available to you seven days a week. Our staff aim to overcome any barriers that you face in the employment and recruitment sectors.

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Be aged 17–24 years
  • Be in jobactive
  • Transition to Work
  • Disability Employment Services or NEST.
  • Be eligible for Youth Jobs PaTH Internship

Contact Business Engagement Officer, Blair Brown today:

0456 639 098
bbrown@growcom.com.au

FINANCIAL INCENTIVES 

Assistance is available for eligible people who relocate to undertake work in agriculture.

You could be eligible for payments of up to $1,500 from the Queensland Government to assist with accommodation and transport costs associated with travelling and staying in remote locations.

Australians could be eligible for up to $6,000 and international job seekers could be eligible for $2,000 through the Australian Government’s relocation assistance.

Access to Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY has also been fast tracked for young people who choose to work on farm. 

FARM READY HUB 

If you want to work in horticulture but don’t know where to start, Farm Ready offers a virtual gateway into the industryThe completion of Farm Ready training will help connect you with the right information to prepare for farm work and secure a job in horticulture.  

Growcom is currently offering recent school-leavers access Farm Ready training for FREE. If you are interested in receiving a code and completing Farm Ready training, please register your details using the form below 

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