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Certificate III in Farriery

National Course Code: ACM30517

This course is superseded


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.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed

This course is superseded

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