How it works

A limited number of applicants will be selected to take part in the 12-month program which incorporates a mix of on-the-job training and formal study.

If successful, you will be assigned to a reputable stud farm where you will be employed via a full-time traineeship. You will also be enrolled in a Certificate III in Horse Breeding; a nationally recognised qualification.

Over the 12 month period, trainees will attend two intensive learning blocks (6 weeks in total) with the first block commencing shortly after enrolment. These blocks are designed to provide the theoretical knowledge needed to complement the on-farm training.

This formal aspect of the program will take place in Scone NSW, which is in the heart of one of the world’s biggest breeding centres.

As well as studying topics such as preventing equine disease and injury, caring for pregnant mares and foals, and raising young horses, trainees will be given a series of lectures and visits from high flyers in breeding.

Among the areas to be taught by industry experts are: understanding pedigrees, conformation and the business of breeding. Field trips will also be arranged to visit some of the most prestigious farms in the world, as well as attend race meetings and social events.

TBA is determined that this program produces well-rounded, capable individuals who can become productive members of the industry. As well as formal learning on equine subjects, trainees will also be tutored in areas to assist their personal development.

Among these broader learning opportunities are defensive driver training, first aid, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, mental health and appropriate workplace behaviour.

At the end of the 12 month program a graduation ceremony will be held for all trainees.

Trainees take part in field trips to some of Australia's leading stud farms

The Qualification

Successful trainees will earn a Certificate III in Horse Breeding, a nationally recognised qualification that demonstrates graduates have a solid understanding of how to care for breeding stock.

Teaching is conducted by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Scone NSW, which is in the heart of one of the world’s biggest breeding centres

Trainees may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ if they already have sufficient practical experience relating to the topics listed.

The 12 month program incorporates a mix of formal learning and on-the-job training.

For enquiries about the FAST TRACK program please contact Madison Tims at or phone 02 9663 8581.

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