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Planning the best Australian working holiday for your gap year

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Australia is a great destination for students who want to take a gap year. The country has a warm climate and a good mix of urban and country terrain. As such, there many different kinds of work opportunities in Australia, from office work to farming, fruit-picking, and even jobs in ski resorts. You will be thrilled to know that a student can find a job in any of these areas.

Taking a gap year after college is a great

way to explore the world and gain some real-life experience. A round-the-world trip is an excellent way to gain some maturity and will benefit you greatly in your academic and career pursuits. Before you leave for Australia, you will have to secure a working holiday visa. This visa is issued to persons aged 18 to 30 allows you to work in Australia for 12 months. Once you have taken care of your travel admin, you can start looking for a job. Because Australia is such a dynamic country, you will find hundreds of types of jobs, from fruit picking to teaching people how to surf.

Fruit Picking

Gap Year activities

Things to do during your gap year

Much like fruit farming, fruit picking is a seasonal job. While the job may appear easy, it requires physical labour often in hot weather. Nevertheless, it is a good way for you, as a traveler, to earn money because you do not need a qualification or experience. What’s more, you will get a chance to experience Australian nature. November to April is the busiest period for fruit picking and the main harvest normally takes place in February. Fruit picking is however an all-year chore in regions such as northern coastal areas in New South Wales.


A third of Australia’s fruit and vegetables is grown and harvested in Queensland. It should be easy to find work here as farmers often hire migrant laborers and helpers. The Queensland region produces many different crop including bananas, vegetables, sugar can, beans, as well as wool, cotton, and cattle.

New South Wales
New South Wales is said to be one of the best places to find work as a fruit picker. Farming in general involves cattle, pigs, and hay, but as a fruit picker you will likely work with apples, and perhaps wheat and rice.


The fruit picking season extends from November to April and peaks in February in Victoria. Cobran is the predominant fruit picking area as it has a variety of fruit. Other crop is farmed in the Yarra Valley.
Remember that if working outdoors is tedious, you can offer to lend the farmer a hand with indoor farm work.

Surf Instructor

To be a surf instructor you have to know how to surf. There are many surf instructors and schools from which you can learn the sport. You will learn not only to navigate the waves, but also get into shape, learn lifesaving, and volunteer at a registered surf school. Surfing in Australia is a serious business so the entry requirements are very specific. Once you have mastered the skill yourself, you can begin teaching others. The surf capital of Australia is the Gold Coast in Queensland. The Gold Coast has around 57 kilometres of coastline and is home to some of the most popular surf breaks in Australia.

After a long day of surfing, taking a time out at one of the Gold Coasts hottest casinos is not a bad option too. Winning a bit of cash on the side while enjoying a night out isn’t a bad thing either, especially when gap year funding can sometimes be on the low side. And hey, for those who don’t want to face the crowds at a land-based casino, there is always Euro Palace slot games that you could try out online.

Dive Supervisor

If you have any experience diving then perhaps you will enjoy sharing that experience with others by overseeing dive lessons. Diving is a popular hobby on the Australian coast and there is always hundreds of positions available. As a dive supervisor you will be responsible for coordinating and supervising all diving activities. Be aware that you need certain qualifications and training in this field to fill this position.

These jobs capture the spirit and culture of Australia. So not only will you earn vital travel money, but you will get a chance to experience Australia as it is.

Inter Nations at Surabaya 1914

Sunday, August 24th, 2014
Mexican Bar and Grill

Hacienda Mexican Bar and Grill

We had a great night At Hacienda Mexican Bar and Grill.

A good crowd gathered.

A wonderful mix of Finnish,French,British, Irish,American,Indonesian and Canadians talking, drinking and eating.

Hacienda Mexican Bar and Grill Garden

We were in the garden. The location is beautiful and the service is prompt and courteous.

Great music. Great news

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Great news! BluesMates has made the initial audition for the show Rising Star Indonesia on RCTI and we’ll be on air on Friday August 29th in the evening from 9 to 11 pm. To vote for us you need to download the ... [Continue reading this entry]

69 years and counting

Sunday, August 17th, 2014
Happy Independence Day Indonesia. May your 69th year be the best ever. Merdeka

CEC Jemursari Open House

Friday, August 15th, 2014 House

CEC Jemursari Open House Tgl 9, 11-16 Agustus 2014•Acara : Sabtu, 9 Agustus 2014, jam 13:00-14:00 Talk show informatif bersama Mrs. Netty Poernomo ( CEC Principal). Dapatkan voucher makan dan minum ... [Continue reading this entry]

CEC English Competition @Ciputra World

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Your Second Fifty

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
[caption id="attachment_802" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Frank Moffat"]Frank Moffat[/caption] How would it feel to help someone you loved. What if a loved one could live a longer life, and live those extended years ... [Continue reading this entry]

CEC: Canadian English Course

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 English Course is a language center that focuses on English language training for a variety of purposes and for all ability levels. Wordle: Canadian  ... <a href=[Continue reading this entry]

Robin Williams

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Goodbye Robin Williams. Your heart, your fierce intelligence and your humanity touched so many. Click here for original content

Africa: Winning Big

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Africa, a continent awash in ecological and biological treasures and a wealth of hitherto untapped talent; you might think that such a place wouldn’t possess a shred of casino culture, but you’d be very wrong. African casinos do exist, and ... [Continue reading this entry]