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ABC TV Seeks Applicants For Jillaroo School

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by Susan Jackson (subscribe)
Gold Coast Explorer since Jan 2010. Always on the lookout for fun, family things to enjoy with my four kids.
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Will you answer the Call of the Cattle Station?
Jillaroo School, Saddle Up, Want to be on TV
Image courtesy of ABC Television Jillaroo School

Girls, here's a once in a lifetime opportunity with ABC TV. "Jillaroo School" will follow the journeys of the women selected for a Jillaroo training course, in a 6 x 30 min TV series, which will air next year. The course will give students enough training and practical experience to secure their own jobs working on the land.

So ladies, looking for something different in your life, a career change, the chance to follow your dreams, prove yourself or just want an adventure? The main prerequisites are, you must be: female, aged between 18 45, an Australian citizen or permanent resident and interested in a new challenge. You may be a passionate horsewoman, an enthusiastic amateur rider or you may never even have been on the back of a horse before - your riding ability is not judged for the selection process. The ABC is looking for a cross section of candidates, from all walks of life, to select from, for their documentary.

ABC TV Jillaroo School
Image courtesy of The Great Australian Cattle Drive
Come on, girls. How often do you get the chance to do something totally different with your life? South Australia's Bill Willoughby is an experienced horse master who has trained jackeroos and jillaroos all his life.
" The course will teach many different skills including how to ride horses, motorbikes, quad bikes, how to fence, wrangle cattle and generally work on a property. The participants will find it a challenging and rewarding experience, and will discover if they have what it takes to see it through to the end."

The Great Australian Cattle Drive, ABC Jillaroo School, Work on a Cattle Station
Image courtesy of The Great Australian Cattle Drive
Mining has drawn Jackaroos away from the land, resulting in a shortage of skilled workers in rural areas. This very real issue will be addressed in the series.
The course will be held over a four-week period between February and March 2013 (plus a 2 day shoot late Jan / early Feb).

Interested? Applications can be found online here.
What have you got to lose? Don't think about it for too long - applications close at 5pm on Friday 19th November, 2012. Good luck.
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Why? Follow a dream and create a new life
When: On ABC TV in 2103 (to take part you must be avail between late Jan and March 2013)
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