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Bore Runner Courses

A Bore Runner makes sure the watering points on large cattle stations are working properly so livestock always have access to fresh water. You’ll travel around the property to check that bore pump motors are running effectively and make sure the water is getting to the various tanks and troughs on the station. You might have do some repairs or maintenance as well as regularly service the equipment. A big part of a Bore Runner’s job is supplying fuel to each motor, checking water levels and making sure water points are free of debris.

Bore Runners often work alone so you’ll need to be okay with spending a lot of time on your own. You’ll need to be good with your hands and skilled with mechanical equipment. Attention to detail is very important because you’ll have to keep an eye on other parts of the station and report any issues that need attention. And because you’re working on a cattle property you’ll have to be good with livestock.

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Popular Bore Runner Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become a Bore Runner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Bore Runner earn?

In Australia, a full time Bore Runner generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Bore Runner?

While there are 31,500 people working as livestock farm workers in Australia, only a small percentage of them are working as Bore Runners. The number of people working in this industry should increase slightly over the next five years. If you want to work as a Bore Runner you’ll need to live on a cattle station in a remote area of Australia.

Source: The Labour Market Information Portal – 2019 Occupation Projections

How do I become a Bore Runner?

Becoming a Bore Runner will require on-the-job training and this is included in the Certificate III in Rural Operations. This 12 month course will cover everything you need to know about working on a large agricultural property.

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