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.
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
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
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.
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Horse handler in the performance horse industry and Stable hand
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate II in Rural Operations does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate II in Rural Operations 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 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.
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