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Stablehands assist with maintaining and cleaning stables and handling horses.
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Stablehand
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
32,900
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$850
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Slight growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • brush and groom, feed, handle and exercise horses, and lead them to their stables
  • check horses for lameness, common injuries, ailments and infections
  • give first aid, medication or other treatment to horses
  • clean and maintain stables and training equipment
  • accompany horses to registered race meetings, gymkhanas (horseriding events) and equestrian events
  • exercise horses during track work or equestrian activities

Job Titles

  • Stablehand

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand)
  • Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand)

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