FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1

Can this website help me find a job?

JobsinWAFoodandAg is a temporary communications service about working in the Western Australian primary industries sectors during COVID-19 travel restrictions. Visit our Facebook page to check out job ads from employers, whereyou can contact them directly.  You can also sign up to our email alerts and we will forward job opportunities to you directly, or visit our home page to contact recruiters and agencies directly.

2

What kind of work is on offer in Western Australia right now?

This platform services the primary industries of Western Australia, including agriculture, horticulture, and fisheries. Most of the opportunities that will be shared through this platform will be seasonal or casual in nature. Unless it is explicitly discussed, there will be no obligation for ongoing employment.

You should also be aware that most of these opportunities will be located in the regional areas of Western Australia and will most likely be manual in nature. You should be prepared to work outdoors. Roles available will be for both skilled and unskilled workers.

3

What if I have never worked in primary industries before?

That’s not a problem! If you are ready and willing to work, in many cases you will be eligible for unskilled employment in roles such as fruit picking or packing. However, you may be ineligible for skilled roles such as machinery operation, etc.

4

I'd like to upskill or do some training or short courses, where should I go?

The WA state government’s Department of Training and Workforce Development has some great information on vocational training and short courses: https://www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/jobs-and-careers/agriculture

5

I'm happy to move regionally for work, where should I go?

Please DO NOT travel to a regional area of Western Australia without first obtaining employment. Your search for work DOES NOT negate your civic responsibility to follow the health guidelines outlined by the Federal and State Governments.

6

My visa is about to expire. What should I do?

We cannot assist you with your visa issue. The Department of Home Affairs has guidance on visa issues on their website. It is your job to ensure that your visa is current. Employers will be checking these details.  https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus

7

How much will I get paid?

You will be entitled to be paid under the relevant State or Federal award. There is no change in this legislation due to the current situation.  If you have a query you can find more information at https://www.fairwork.gov.au/

Indicative salaries are available at the Australian Government's Job Outlook site

If you have any other questions, please contact us. 

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