horse care and welfare


Silverdale Academy Internship Program Australian Turf Club 2022-23 in partnership with TAFE NSW is providing select enthusiastic interns the opportunity to participate in immersive on-stud learning experiences as part of their Internship Programs.

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.

WHERE:  Warwick Farm Racecourse, NSW

WHEN:  Applications open. The online theory commences December 12 with the on-site week running from February 13 until February 17 2023. 

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:

  • An Australian citizen, humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen
  • Aged 15 years of older
  • No longer at school
  • Living or working in NSW
  • In receipt of a Commonwealth Government benefit, or an unemployed person, or people expected to become unemployed


a thoroughbred



work in the horse 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 ACADEMY Intern Program

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Linda Molloy
Equine Teacher, TAFE NSW
Silverdale Academy Internship Program Coordinator

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DURATION 6 weeks
WHERE Silverdale Farm, Sheepwash Road, Avoca
WHEN  Date to be confirmed in Term 1 2022
DELIVERY Combination delivery: online then on farm
CONTACT Linda Molloy
Equine Teacher, TAFE NSW
Silverdale Farm Internship Program Coordinator
M +61 400 377 811
  Applications must be received by 27th February 2022.