How to become a Stablehand

Stablehands assist with maintaining and cleaning stables and handling horses.

Personal requirements of a Stablehand

  • Good health
  • Capable of hard physical work
  • Genuine interest in horses and their care

Education & Training for a Stablehand

To become a stablehand you usually have to complete a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

slight growth

Employment by state:

ACT 0%

NSW 33%

NT 0.1%

QLD 21.4%

SA 6.4%

TAS 3.2%

VIC 29.5%

WA 6.4%

Hours worked:



above average

Gender split:

Male 58.8%

Female 41.3%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 16.9%

Not completed Year 12: 34.2%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 21.3%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 16.3%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 5.6%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 0%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 5.6%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 61.8%

Above 35 years: 51.4%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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