WAFarmers Bootcamp to Employment

ATTENTION! Are you a young person interested in agricultural technology? Are you willing to live and work in a regional town? The farm mechanisation industry needs YOU!

The WAFarmers Bootcamp to Employment is an intensive new three day program for school leavers and young people, designed to give you the skills you need to get a job in the agricultural machinery sector.

Gain experience flying a drone, operating precision control technology, learning more about machinery application for agronomy and understanding data based decision making. You will meet industry leaders and even get the chance to showcase your skills to prospective employers looking to take on apprentices and trainees.

The Bootcamp to Employment will kick off at Muresk Institute on 7 July 2020 – but be quick, places are limited and applications close on 30 April.


​​30 April 2020​Applications close
​1–​8 May 2020​Applications shortlisted
​​15 May 2020​Interviews
​​22 May 2020​Selection advice
​​7-9 July 2020​Bootcamp



Day oneActivity
​​AM​Welcome, introductions
​Skills Passport assessment and grading process
 Industry overview and context for the program
​​​Technology in industry, data collection and management, data based decision making
​​Occupational health and safety
PM​Principles of machinery application for agronomy, machinery operation


Day twoActivity
​​AMSkills Passport and assessment reminder, review of day one
Personality profile, teamwork, workplace communication, demonstrating can-do attitude and problem solving initiative to prospective employers
 Machinery maintenance
PMDrones and precision agriculture, guidance, variable rate technology
​CV portfolio preparation – how to market yourself
Out of sessionParticipants to work on CV portfolio content overnight


Day threeActivity
​​AMSkills Passport and assessment reminder, review of day two
Final CV preparation time
 Cloud-based paddock software
PMTrimble operation
Wrap-up, Skills Passport presentation, pitch to industry

*subject to change

Want to be a new recruit? Head to the course page for application instructions and apply now!




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