Job Qualification Possible job/career expectations
Stud Hand Certificate I in Rural Operations Stud hand positions are usually the beginning of a career in the horse breeding industry. Duties may include: basic horse handling duties including feeding and handling; cleaning and maintaining stables, paddocks and equipment; maintaining property improvements; operating machinery and equipment.
Senior Stud Hand Certificate II in Agriculture A senior stud hand is likely to be involved in a wide range of tasks, working under only limited supervision. Tasks may include: performing daily horse routines including administering first aid and medications; caring for foals and young horses; operating machinery and equipment; maintaining property improvements.
Stud Groom Certificate III in Agriculture
(Horse Breeding)
A stud groom is a skilled farmhand and is likely to be involved in co-ordinating a wide range of horse breeding activities such as: caring for and foaling-down broodmares; carrying out mare mating procedures; handling and care of stallions; establishing and conserving pastures and crops.
Stud Supervisor Certificate IV in Agriculture A stud supervisor has responsibility for a number of workers and a range of horse breeding activities including: carrying out stud stable management duties; supporting artificial insemination procedures; preventing and treating equine injury and disease; supervision and training of staff.
Stud Manager Diploma of Agriculture or Rural Business Management A stud manager is likely to have significant responsibilities in managing horse breeding activities. Their duties may include: managing livestock production and physical and natural resources; business administration; staff management and training; supporting the marketing of livestock.
General Manager Advanced Diploma of Agriculture or Rural Business Management A general manager has the primary responsibility for ensuring that the horse breeding enterprise is successfully managed. These responsibilities may include: whole property planning and management; managing livestock production systems; marketing of livestock; business planning.