Full-time traineeships are designed for school leavers wishing to live and work full time on a cattle station. However, whilst doing so through the RITE program they also gain a nationally recognised certificate.
RITE traineeships will enable students to gain valuable experience in cattle mustering/handling, machinery, horsemanship, vehicle/motorbike operation & maintenance, fencing, maintenance of property water supplies, welding, first aid and occupational health and safety.
Each trainee is designated a Field Officer that supports the trainee by keeping in regular contact with them, either by telephone, email, Skype or on-property visits.
A full-time trainee is required to attend two training blocks per year. The training blocks take place at Virginia Park Station, which is 48km east of Charters Towers, Queensland, on the Flinders Highway and run for approximately 5 days each.
The training blocks not only provide the trainees with their formal training from accredited RITE trainers, they also give the trainees the opportunity to meet other people and create lifelong friendships.
Full-time traineeships are designed to be practical based, offering an 80% practical skill and 20% theory training method which is completed at the training blocks. This enables the trainee to gain the most out of their experience without reading straight from a text book.
Full-time traineeships are paid employees and are recruited by RITE and matched to a suitable industry enterprise. Wages are paid under the relevant industry award (State) with board and keep factored into the wage and provided by the host employer.
Full-time trainees may be eligible for a Government Funded Traineeship depending on previous qualifications. If you have already completed a previous traineeship and wish to undertake another, course fees may apply (contact RITE for further information).