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Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) is the peak national body for the Australian thoroughbred breeding industry. We are not-for-profit, industry funded.

The Fast Track program was established to provide a formal pathway for passionate horse people to enter the thoroughbred sector. It offers an unmatched introduction to the industry, providing you with the foundational skills and knowledge needed to begin a successful and rewarding career.

Job Type:

Full-Time Traineeships


Competitive remuneration package


Applications for the 2024 intake are now open – program officially commences 20th May 2024.


Applications close March 11th 2024.

Job Description:

  • Entry-level pathway into Australia’s vibrant thoroughbred sector.

  • Spend 12 months working on a leading stud farm while getting paid to study a Certificate III in Horse Breeding – a nationally recognised formal qualification.

  • Learn from some of the industry’s best.

  • A great opportunity to combine your passion for horses with a career that can literally take you around the world.

  • Farm placements available in all states.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 12 months full-time employment on a busy thoroughbred stud farm.

  • Complete a Certificate III in Horse Breeding.

  • Gain practical experience caring for broodmares, foaling down and preparing young horses for the sales season.

  • General horse husbandry and handling on a daily basis.

  • Basic farm maintenance, as required.

  • Attend two intensive learning blocks (six weeks in total) in Scone NSW – the heart of Australia’s thoroughbred industry - where you’ll engage in a mix of hands-on learning and classroom theory.

Job Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 18 years old or over.

  • Must have the right to live and work unrestricted in Australia.

  • A positive attitude and excellent work ethic.

  • The ability to work productively as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

  • Prior hands-on experience with horses is not necessary.

  • Current drivers licence highly desirable.

Job Benefits:

  • A competitive remuneration package that includes accommodation.

  • Farm placement and TAFE enrolment managed by TBA.

  • All tuition fees are covered.

  • Additional learning and personal development opportunities.

  • Access to free mental health support.

  • Field trips to leading stud farms and the races.

  • Ongoing support and mentoring.

  • Fast Track graduates have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to attend the world-renowned Irish National Stud breeding course.

To apply, head to and complete the online application form for Fast Track or hit the APPLY NOW below.


PLEASE NOTE: You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for these traineeships.

TBA | 20240208

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