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Statement of Attainment in Foaling Night Watch

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Overview About this course

Explore exciting opportunities in horse breeding and gain specialist skills in foaling down mares. Develop your skills by learning in an actual horse breeding facility and get the chance to work in the Australian industry or in stud farms overseas.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Adjust nutritional requirements
    Provide a safe and secure environment for pregnant mares
    Prepare birthing equipment, materials, environment and personal protective equipment
    Prepare and foal down broodmares
    Monitor broodmares and newly born foals
    Identify signs when veterinary assistance is required

Course outcomes

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

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
    A pathway to further study in Certificate III in Horse Breeding or Certificate III in Performance Horse
    Specialist skills that will enable you to work in the horse breeding industry foaling broodmares

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

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

  • An interest in caring for pregnant and birthing mares
    A passion for horses and animal wefare
    An interest in starting or broadening your career in the equine industry
    Availability for night watch foaling activities
    Access to a horse breeding facility or are employed in industry. If you're not currently employed, you will need to secure a workplace or work voluntarily at a horse breeding facility. TAFE NSW may be able to support you in looking for one where you can perform the practical skills needed to complete this course.

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: foaling attendant, broodmare manager, horse farm manager, veterinary nurse, horse breeder

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 Statement of Attainment in Foaling Night Watch does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 3 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

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

The Statement of Attainment in Foaling Night Watch 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

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.

  • Care for broodmares RGRHBR308

  • Carry out procedures for foaling down mares RGRHBR307

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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