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.

Download the Bootcamp event flyer (PDF)

The Bootcamp to Employment kicks off on 13 July 2021. 


Places in the Bootcamp to Employment are limited, so return your application as soon as possible. Your application does not guarantee a place – applicants will be assessed for suitability and must meet the below eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years of age;
  • be completing Year 12 in 2021, or an adult who has previously completed Year 12 or equivalent;
  • be willing to live and work in a regional town;
  • have pre-existing knowledge of agricultural machinery application for agronomy;
  • demonstrate aptitude or interest in technology and/or data management;
  • have a ‘can do’ attitude; and
  • complete an application form (includes a questionnaire and request for a testimonial/reference).


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

Please note there is a $150 program fee for participants – this covers accommodation and meals for the duration of the event.


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