National code: AHC21216

Certificate II in Rural Operations

Ask a question

Overview About this course

Enter the exciting performance horse world with the Certificate II in Rural Operations. Learn a range of horse handling techniques and receive practical training at our equine centre in Taree.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Handle horses safely and provide care for horses

  • Understand horse behaviour

  • Muster, move, load and unload livestock

  • Manage feed for livestock

  • Employ safe and sustainable work practices

Course Outcomes

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

  • Skills to tend to horses at the TAFE NSW Taree equine centre and stables

  • Confidence to work on your own or collaboratively to solve key horse management challenges

  • Real-world experience and the opportunity to observe stables and farm settings

  • Build a strong pathway to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

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.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

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

  • The ability and budget to attend practical workshops at the TAFE NSW Taree campus

  • The ability to provide your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including safety glasses, gloves, footwear, and workwear

  • A desire to work outdoors and with animals, primarily horses

  • Attention to detail when caring for animals

  • Punctuality, and endurance to work long hours

  • Great teamwork skills

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: Horse handler in the performance horse industry and Stable hand

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 II in Rural Operations does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 2 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 Certificate II in Rural Operations 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 II in Rural Operations 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.

  • Participate in work health and safety processes AHCWHS201

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices AHCWRK209

  • Work effectively in the industry AHCWRK204

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

Delivery Options Find a Location to Enrol

On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.