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Certificate III in Farriery

National Course Code: ACM30517


Do you work with horses? Or do you want to have a career with horses? The nationally recognised farriery course will help you develop the skills to perform individual horse hoof care, ranging from a standard trim or shoeing, to more complicated corrective measures.

A farrier is a specialist in equine hoof care. This occupation includes the trimming of hooves to balance the horse, improving their performance, and the application of various types of shoes.

A farrier combines skills traditionally associated with blacksmiths, with veterinarian-related skills in equine anatomy.Our equine-industry expert teachers will ensure you gain the confidence to:

  • Handle horses safely
  • Trim hooves
  • Shoe horses with various faults and defects from moderate to severe
  • Undertake welding
  • Establish hoof care, trimming and shoeing plans
  • Use handheld tools and power tools

Once you have successfully completed the Certificate III in Farriery, you may choose to pursue a job as a blacksmith or farrier, either as a sole trader or as part of an enterprise or business.

To enrol in the Certificate III in Farriery you must be employed with a farrier as an apprentice, or have significant work experience. The training is a mixture of on-the-job training and study at TAFE NSW.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.


This course is currently available at 1 campus location across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • Blended

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  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,620.00
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