Immerse yourself in the equine breeding industry through on-the-job training and access to industry-standard facilities. Gain solid theoretical knowledge and practical experience that will enhance your career opportunities both locally and globally.
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
Conduct health assessments on horses
Maintain and provide for the healthcare, welfare and nutrition of horses
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification at a Certificate III level
Skills in horse breeding such as caring for broodmares and foals
Exposure to the day-to-day operations of a horse breeding facility
Experience working in actual stud facilities or horse breeding operations
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities both locally and globally
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
Please check your preferred location for campus-specific entry requirements.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and achieve a score of 12 across the five bands of literacy and 2 across one band of numeracy. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs and to provide you with the appropriate support for your study success.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The ability to rise early for horse care duties and conduct night watch activities
A reasonable level of fitness to undertake manual tasks associated with the equine industry
A passion for horses and an interest in caring for pregnant and foaling mares
An interest in starting or expanding your career prospects in the equine industry
Access to a computer or similar device with internet connection
The ability to provide your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the course. These include: appropriate footwear such as safety boots, appropriate clothing such as full-length trousers and sleeved shirts, and appropriate protective clothing.
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: stud hand, foal watch attendant, broodmare attendant, stallion attendant and yearling attendant.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Horse Breeding does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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.
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.
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