The fantastic opportunities are fully subsidised and provide a combination of hands-on learning, related theory, a full day industry excursion to training stables, racetracks, other breeding farms and other industry associated businesses, and the chance to engage with industry professionals.
The program outcomes are designed to introduce interns 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.
Programs provide insight into various job roles and the numerous study pathways associated with a career in the horse industry. Selected 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.
COURSE DELIVERY: Not all programs are the same and delivery varies between the different programs. If formal qualifications are included the theory component is delivered online via connected classroom (approximately 5-6 weeks), followed by the one week on the stud farm, also covering skills. If formal qualifications are not included (ie schools program) theory and skills is integrated into learning sessions during the week on farm.
WHERE: Silverdale Farm, Sheepwash Road, Avoca (in the beautiful Southern Highlands)
WHEN: Programs run continuously and as they are finalised details will be updated to this site.
ABOUT: Meals, accommodation and travel is the interns responsibility and is at own cost. Appropriate clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (boots, sun protection, hat) is required to attend.
STAY UP TO DATE: Don’t miss out! Register your interest at the link below and we will alert you to each program as they become available.
Applications must be received by 27th February 2022.
If successful in your application you will be notified by email and forwarded the Equine Internship Program registration pack which you will need to fill in and return – strict turn-around times will apply to guarantee your position in the program.
Expressions of Interest are not guaranteed enrolments.
This program may be subject to change on finalisation of individual programs at the time.
To be eligible to participate you must be:
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.
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!
|WHERE||Silverdale Farm, Sheepwash Road, Avoca|
|WHEN||Date to be confirmed in Term 1 2022|
|DELIVERY||Combination delivery: online then on farm|
Equine Teacher, TAFE NSW
Silverdale Farm Internship Program Coordinator
M +61 400 377 811
|Applications must be received by 27th February 2022.|