Silverdale Farm, in conjunction with TAFE NSW, is providing a select group of enthusiastic school students, the opportunity to participate in a 5 day immersive on-stud learning experience.

This fantastic opportunity is fully subsidised and will provide a combination of hands on learning, related theory, a full day excursion to the racetrack and the chance to engage with industry professionals.

The program outcomes are designed to introduce students to the opportunities of working on a horse breeding farm with the potential of a career in breeding, racing or in other sectors of the horse industry.

It will provide insights into various job roles and the numerous pathways associated with a career in the horse industry. Participants will include those already involved/interested in the horse industry or those that want to experience industry work and gain an understanding of potential job possibilities and outcomes.

The program will be run in accordance with NSW Government Career Learning and Vocational Education and Training – Workplace Learning which involves students gaining practical experience while learning more about career choices

WHERE: Silverdale Farm, Sheepwash Road, Avoca

The first class is now full, but register your interest for future intakes below.


a thoroughbred



work in the breeding & racing industry?

Australia’s thoroughbred racing and breeding industry is one of the country’s largest, employing over 75,000 people nationally and generating over $5 billion per year to the Federal economy.

Australia has become a world leader in this industry. Only second behind the US for horse population numbers, we have more racecourses than any other country in the world, and over 100,000 owners invested in racehorses. We breed and nurture champion athletes who compete and dominate not only here, but on the world stage.

It is said Australia was built on the back of a horse. This still rings true for the racing and breeding industry, which is abundant with opportunity. For over 200 years, participants have worked hard to continually build and evolve, proving the industry as a sustainable career choice. From working hands-on with the beautiful and majestic horses at various stages of their lives, to meeting great people and travelling the world, there is sure to be a role that suits you.

You may love the idea of working outdoors on a farm, alongside mares and their foals, or as a rider or educator of young yearlings. You may wish to become a vet, an equine nurse, a dentist or chiropractor. Perhaps accounting office administration or marketing is more your style.

Not only do our participants pride themselves on their experience and professionalism, but first and foremost is their utmost respect, appreciation and attention to the welfare of their animals.

At Silverdale, every horse receives individualised care to manage their nutrition, health and training. Safety and security are our top priorities.

Our world-class facilities are designed to safeguard breeding stock from
the moment of their arrival, including foaling down, handling, training and

In addition, our professional on-site staff are equipped to Intervene immediately during any emergency event, with two large equine hospitals within close proximity.

Our clients and partners receive regular reports and photos of their breeding stock. Using our advanced monitoring technology, owners receive access to live webcam feeds to monitor their horses in real time 24/7.

We welcome you on your journey to your new career!


for the

Silverdale Farm Intern Program

WHERESilverdale Farm, Sheepwash Road, Avoca

The first class is now full, but register your interest for future intakes below.

DELIVERYCombination delivery: on farm experience and
integrated theory sessions
CONTACTLinda Molloy
Equine Teacher, TAFE NSW
Silverdale Farm Internship Program Coordinator
M +61 400 377 811

Please fill in this form

Hi, my name is
You can call me on
and email me
My date of birth is
I live in this State
My school is
The school career’s advisor name is
Tell us a bit about yourself