National code: RGR30619

Certificate III in Horse Breeding

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Overview About this course

Turn your passion for horses into a career and be immersed in the equine breeding industry. Through on-the-job training and access to industry-standard facilities, this hands-on courses will provide you with all of the skills to excel in this booming industry.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Approach and handle horses safely

  • Understand horse behaviour

  • Assist with serving and foaling down mares and broodmares

  • Care for foals

  • Conduct health assessments on horses

  • Detect oestrus in mares

  • Ethically aid horse health, welfare and nutrition

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Contribute to the day-to-day operations of a horse breeding facility

  • Learn on-the-job through work placement or a traineeship

  • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities locally and globally

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • You must have a reasonable level of fitness to undertake manual tasks, as evidenced by a fitness screening

  • You must have access to a horse breeding facility, as evidenced by a letter from your employer or the owner

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A reasonable level of fitness to handle the physical aspects of working with horses

  • Comfort with early morning starts

  • A willingness to work outdoors, in all weather conditions

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Stud hand, Foal watch attendant and Yearling attendant

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Horse Breeding does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Horse Breeding does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Horse Breeding qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 Units of competency, including 3 core and 12 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Work effectively in horse breeding sector RGRHBR301

  • Follow equine biosecurity and infection control procedures ACMINF302

  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others BSBWHS201

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

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