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Safety We all deserve a safe place to live and work, and preventing injuries... busy periods, long days, a wide range of weather conditions and work with potentially hazardous... environment for employees, contractors, family, visitors, and members of the public, there are also legal... In addition to the obvious reasons for maintaining a safe environment for workers, employees, contractors, family, visitors, and members of the public, there are also legal obligations when looking at health and safety in the workplace.

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Rights And Responsibilities As An Employer ⇒ Providing A Safe Workplace
create a positive working environment with a good work life balance include:    when there is a... safe working environment   when employees feel supported in developing skills and knowledge... straightforward but communication breakdowns are quite common in work environments.    There are many ways of...

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Workplace Training And Development ⇒ Creating A Better Workplace
environment. “We didn’t understand the true value or vulnerability of our resources back then and this... industry benchmark and the status of BCI, and it is their hard work that has allowed us to be recognised in... consideration given to the environment and our community.”... Access to Global Markets and Better On-Farm Efficiencies

Your Stories ⇒ The Grey Family Cotton Farm Garrawilla Mungindi Queensland
property for almost five years. Before she entered the dairy industry, Nikita wanted to work on a piggery.... wanted to work on a piggery. “Growing up we had free range pigs. I went to university and started... local dairy farmer. Nikita had previously gained some work experience on mixed-farms while at school and... Queensland farmer, Nikita Suridge works on a 900 hectare dairy as a Milker

Your Stories ⇒ Nikita Suridge Milker
‘Cardale’ since the 1960s - the family intimately understands their land and the environment, including its... their effects on our workers, other industries or the natural environment,” Mike says. “Through the... product, grown with great respect for the environment and our people - it’s great to have that recognised... Cotton has been grown on ‘Cardale’ since the 1960s

Your Stories ⇒ Increased Efficiencies With Access To The Better Cotton Initiative
in Agriculture | Work Life Balance... Work Life Balance TOP What is work life balance? Work life... balance is the important balance between work and play. Too much work can make you tired, stressed and... Work life balance is the important balance between work and play. Too much work can make you tired, stressed and bored. Too little work can mean you lose focus, enthusiasm and money. The aim is to get enough work to keep you interested and enough leisure time to have fun.

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ Managing Your Ag Career ⇒ Work Life Balance
Fair Work Commission From the 1 July 2009, the Australian Industrial Relations Commission was... replaced by a new body called the Fair Work Commission (formerly Fair Work Australia) Fair... Work Ombudsman   The Fair Work Ombudsman is an independent statutory body whose role is to...

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Rights And Responsibilities As An Employer ⇒ Legal Requirements
ability to succeed in this environment – is important. However, capability development is also a really... This month saw Professor Emeritus Alan Bell start in the role as chair of a new expert panel reviewing research, development and adoption (RD&A) project proposals seeking levy-payer funding from MLA. Prof. Bell and the panel provide independent, scientific advice and transparent peer review of the RD&A project proposals which address the priorities identified by red meat and livestock producers.

Ag News ⇒ Qa Professor Alan Bell
environment supporting a profitable grazing and cropping business that encourages practical biodiversity.... No regrets about swapping breeding for cattle trading

Your Stories ⇒ Trading In The Cows And The Crop
overseas has a valid Australian visa with work rights. However as a worker, it is also your responsibility... apply for work, it will make the employment process much easier and quicker. The Fair Work... Foreign workers – Know your workplace rights!   The Fair Work Ombudsman also has an Infoline on 13 13...

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ Visas And Contracts ⇒ Coming From Overseas
We all deserve a safe place to live and work.  Preventing injuries in the workplace should be a... Potential Hazards All work-related injuries, accidents, incidents and even some near misses need to be... must: report the injury or work-related illness to their supervisor or employer as soon as... We all deserve a safe place to live and work, preventing injuries in the workplace should be a priority for everyone on the farm. It is not just an employer’s responsibility to make sure all workers are safe. You also have a responsibility to perform your job in the safest possible way and to avoid creating any risks or hazards for others on the farm.

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ What To Expect In The Workplace ⇒ Safety In The Workplace
advice. Check with an Industry Adviser, lawyer or contact the Fair Work Ombudsman It is better to... Work Ombudsman web site has a handy tool to help you calculate how much leave you need to pay your... THE LAW Under the Fair Work Act, employers must keep written time and wage records for all their... Covering the different types of leave such as Annual, Personal and Parental leave as well as employee Superannuation and Holiday Pay

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Employee Leave Holidays And Termination ⇒ Employee Leave Entitlements And Public Holidays
in Agriculture | Finding Work... Finding Work Introduction You’ve thought about what type of work you would... contacts you make when studying, training, attending careers expos, undertaking work experience, or... There are a number of web sites that advertise for either industry specific roles or general employment in the agriculture industry. Researching and searching online is a great first point of call, especially if you are looking to move into a new location or industry to get a sense of what employment opportunities are available.

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ Getting Employed ⇒ Finding Work
experience and the work to be performed. Depending on your industry you are working in, the classification... section on this site. Hours of work vary from award to award and there are different overtime provisions... depending on the award.  There are also minimum hours of work for part-time and casual employees engaged... As an employee, you should be given a classification which accurately reflects your skills, experience and the work to be performed. Depending on your industry you are working in, the classification will be based on either the Pastoral Award 2010, Horticulture Award 2010, or the Cotton Ginning Award 2010.

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ Getting Employed ⇒ How Much Should I Get Paid
state (WA only) or federal awards and it is important that you know which award applies to the work done... rates, overtime, ordinary hours of work and classifications as set out in the relevant award. The... classification applies to the employee. The Fair Work Ombudsman has a very useful  Pay and Conditions Tool...

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Pay Rates Awards And Payroll ⇒ Award Rates Work Agreements And Pay Entitlements
type of employee you need, the next step is to outline your work expectations. It's important that both... to discrimination and break the law. IT'S THE LAW Under the Fair Work Act 2009,... templates Contracts should include the classification, pay rate, hours of work, any shift penalties or... It's important that both you and your workers share the same expectations to ensure a smooth working relationship.

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Getting Ready To Employ Someone ⇒ Documents You Will Need To Employ Someone
impossible to do all the work on our farms without at least a little help from the outside workforce.... about the work involved, you should consider: which parts of the farm system the employee will be... delegate some responsibility to a full-time farm manager and have some work life balance or maybe even a... These days it's almost impossible to do all the work on our farms without at least a little help from the outside workforce. Successful farms are run by successful employers, this isn't something that happens by chance. An organised employer will have a strong understanding of the role and type of person they want for their farm, and be able to communicate their expectations clearly. This gives them a better chance of finding and keeping the right person for the job.

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Getting Ready To Employ Someone ⇒ Planning For New Employees On Your Farm
or concerns at work on that particular day. Some rosters will be very formal and may be written on... working hours. Your employer should: Let you know your ordinary hours of work in accordance with a... Timesheets Timesheets can be a great way for you to keep a record of the hours you work, especially if... • Inductions and probation periods • Rosters & timesheets • Pay slips • IFAs • Ending your employment

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ What To Expect In The Workplace ⇒ What Will I Need To Know
commencing work. This is important. If a contract is signed after the person has started working, it can... systems (see Safety   for more information) a copy of The Fair Work Information Statement and... AND REFERENCES Induction Checklist – Word Doc Fair Work Information Statement 2009... Ensure that the successful candidate signs the letter of offer and a written contract before commencing work.

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Finding And Hiring Employees ⇒ Selecting An Applicant And Making An Offer
hard work. In fact, putting in a little bit of effort to provide an attractive workplace can end up... more likely to work harder, care about doing their job properly and want to help you grow your... selection processes well laid out and equipment in good order flexible work rosters... Employees who are happy in the workplace and are provided with relevant training, encouragement, guidance, reward, and possibilities for career development, will be much more likely to work harder, care about doing their job properly and want to help you grow your business.

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Workplace Training And Development ⇒ Professional Development And Performance Appraisals
a Notice Period Payment for work performed until time of termination  Superannuation... RESOURCES AND REFERENCES The Small Business Fair Dismissal Code - PDF Fair Work Ombudsman fact... dismissal actions can be found on the Fair Work Commission web site  or WA Industrial Relations...

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Employee Leave Holidays And Termination ⇒ Terminating Employment
Payroll A roster is a list or a plan that shows when people who work on the... commitment by everyone to make it work, it also needs to be as fair and reasonable if you expect people to... rostered hours of work. See clause 8 of the relevant award for more detail. Remember...

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Pay Rates Awards And Payroll ⇒ Managing Farm Payroll
eighteen months, but decided it wasn't for me.” Nick had always wanted to work on a cattle station, so... he traveled north to the Kimberley to work two seasons mustering and transporting cattle to Broome.... with the farm truck, artificially inseminating cows or dealing with young stock.” Outside of work... Nick Henderson is Second in Charge (2IC) of a 360 cow dairy farm.

Your Stories ⇒ Nick Henderson Second In Charge Harvey Western Australia
reward, purpose, stimulating work, flexibility and work/life balance. It’s a lifestyle which also offers... Agriculture plays a huge role in Australia and is a vital part of our economy. It also contributes to our social and environmental sustainability. The meat and livestock industries produce and process meat products for domestic and export markets. Australia is one of the largest exporters of beef, mutton and lamb in the world, a trade that is very valuable to our economy.

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ Why Work In Agriculture ⇒ Introduction To Agriculture
learn so he taught himself how to work out income over feed costs: he would look up the milk price,... you can afford, work out your limits and stay within them,” he said. After two years, Will was keen... having a good relationship with the farm owner is vital – for the partnership to work, both parities must... When Will Colbert left school he became an apprentice butcher, but with a childhood of working on his parent’s dairy farm at Yarram, Victoria, he soon missed being outdoors.

Your Stories ⇒ Will Colbert Share Farmer Nilma North Victoria
industry work placements that give them first-hand exposure to modern agricultural practices, access to... whether I do extra off-farm work or not, those contacts will help me through my career no matter what... went up there and spent some time with him, and he also gave me opportunity to work with agronomists... CRDC supported Horizon Scholar, Paul Sanderson

Your Stories ⇒ Horizon Scholar Encourages Other Students To Apply
below) Think about where the person you want is likely to look for work (this isn’t necessarily where... looking for work all around Australia. Gumtree has an App called  My Gumtree  (iPhone and iPad).... don’t ask job applicants to work an unpaid trial. You can ask them to demonstrate a particular skill but... Advertising your employment opportunities can help you find a suitable person to fill your staffing needs. How you advertise the job will affect who applies for it

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Finding And Hiring Employees ⇒ Advertising Positions And Interviewing Applicants
future goals. For example, Ben is a full time Farm Assistant in his first year of work. His annual pay,... responsible  be good at your job and work at developing your skills and knowledge  treat other people as... look after tools, common work areas, machinery, etc. REMEMBER Beware of... Like professional development, education and training opportunities come in many different forms. These range from one-on-one training, to short courses, to Degrees, Diplomas and Certificate courses.

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ Managing Your Ag Career ⇒ Goals And Direction
work in a remote community.” MLA Managing Director Richard Norton said it was important that the next... practical work placements where they can gain firsthand experience in modern agricultural practices, access... Caitlyn Daffey has been awarded a Horizon Scholarship

Your Stories ⇒ Mla Invests In The Next Generation Of Ag Leaders
Each industry will have its own requirements regarding the qualifications, tickets or certificates you need to gain employment.

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ Why Work In Agriculture ⇒ Starting Your Ag Career
taste of dairy farming through high school work experience. Before becoming a Lessee with Kevin, she... when looking into a potential employee’s previous work experience. “We learnt that we had to have... Brodie Chester and Kevin Game have a passion for animals and love of the farming lifestyle.

Your Stories ⇒ Brodie Chester And Kevin Game Lessee Bega New South Wales
weekends as well, but if we get our work done we can have a quiet day or head off to the beach.” For... 22 yo Erwin is running a South Gippsland dairy farm with his new wife Stacey.

Your Stories ⇒ Dutch Courage Pays Off
a business and we try to run it efficiently. When we came here it needed a fair bit of work and it’s... Award winning Heywood farmers Stephen and Tania

Your Stories ⇒ Awards Winners Are In For The Long Run

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