Staff & Skills Shortage


In recent weeks, Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) sent a Staff and Skills Shortages Survey to Thoroughbred breeders across Australia.

This is a vital tool for TBA to understand the challenges facing breeders. The information provided in this survey will directly help us to advise federal and state governments and training providers about industry workforce issues. In particular, we will be making a submission to the Federal Government in coming weeks about the availability of 457 visas for our industry.

We have already received a good number of responses, however, still need a good number more to ensure we have a strong cross section of the industry.

TBA would dearly appreciate if you were able to distribute this to your respective state/territory breeders at your earliest convenient opportunity. Ideally, we need responses by the end of this week (to assist with 457 Visa review submission).

The survey only takes 5-10 minutes to complete and is largely multiple-choice. The link for the survey is here: