Stand out in the industry as a qualified farrier. Develop advanced skills in assessing hoof mechanics and gain the knowledge and resources to cultivate a successful farrier business. TAFE NSW is a sole and exclusive provider of this accredited course in NSW.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Safely handle horses during a farrier service
Fit shoes to alleviate abnormalities
Make shoes, fit them correctly and create hoof care plans
Fabricate farrier tools
Organise tax and insurance for a small business
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
120 hours of logged experience in an appropriate workplace environment
Liaise with clients to establish equine hoof needs
Assist in management duties for farrier business finances and taxes
Industry recognition as a qualified farrier
Skills and knowledge to start your own small farriery business
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship
This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship
Enquire today to discuss your eligibility
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The desire to work outdoors with horses every day
The ability to rise early for morning starts
Your own personal protective equipment (PPE) including enclosed protective footwear and protective clothing
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
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Our graduates go onto roles like: qualified farrier.
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The Certificate IV in Farriery does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate IV in Farriery does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate IV in Farriery does not have any related 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 IV in Farriery qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 21 units of competency, including 21 core and 0 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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