National code: ACM40818

Certificate IV in Farriery

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

  • 120 hours of logged experience working in industry

  • Confidence liaising with clients to establish equine hoof needs

  • The ability to 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

  • A strong pathway to further study

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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

Entry recommendations

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

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: Qualified farrier

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 IV in Farriery does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate IV in Farriery does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate IV in Farriery does not have any related courses.

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 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.

  • Respond to emergencies and apply first aid to equines ACMFAR407

  • Determine hoof care and hoof protection plans for equines ACMFAR408

  • Repair and manufacture hand tools used in farriery ACMFAR318

  • Perform routine welding techniques for farriery activities ACMFAR314

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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

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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