Course Start Date
17 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Performance Horse gives you the essential practical skills and knowledge you need to work as a stablehand, groom or strapper. You will learn to care for, handle and ride horses, and turn your passion for these amazing animals into a rewarding career.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Handle a variety of horses
- Use groundwork drills
- Undertake stable duties
- Correctly wash and groom horses for competition
- Feed horses and meet nutritional requirements
- Safely transport horses
- Fit gear to a variety of horses
- Participate in ridden and non-ridden horse exercise
- Apply First Aid to horses and humans
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- A love of the outdoors
- A strong work ethic
- The ability to work early mornings
- Excellent communication
- The ability to take direction
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
- First Aid certificate
- Stablehand or assistant
- Equine groom
- Stud hand
- Trail ride assistant
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career to the next level with the:
- Diploma of Performance Horse
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is an Online Flexible delivery course. You will need to study approximately 16 hours of study per week, 18 months. This includes theory online with practical completed at campus workshops.
You may also be required to complete approximately 7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private Study, self-directed reading and assessment preparation.
Workshops are conducted on site at TAFE NSW Goulburn Campus, at least 3 times per year. These block attendances are timetabled in advance.
You will be provided with information regarding the workshops held at the Goulburn campus Equine centre.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
have some horse industry experience and exposure. Typically this course is for someone who wants to learn more and gain more experience or are looking to formalise what they already know and do while adding to their knowledge and skills at the same time.
Ideally you should have very basic horse handling skills to be able to catch and lead a horse. This course will then provide you with the skills and knowledge to advance your horse handling skills to ensure safe handling in a variety of tasks when working around horses and provide you with skills and knowledge to care for horses in a range of job roles.
You may currently, or have previously worked in paid or voluntary industry positions or you have not yet been employed in the industry. You may be a school leaver or a mature age person and be located anywhere in the state or country.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
Attendance is through Moss Vale via Flexible Online learning with workshop attendance at Goulburn campus 3 times per year. Course schedule with timetable to follow.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)
|ACMEQU202||Handle horses safely|
|ACMPHR302||Maintain health and welfare of performance horses|
|AHCBIO305||Apply biosecurity measures|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|SISOEQO304A||Apply first aid for horses|
|ACMPHR301||Care for performance horses|
|ACMEQU205||Apply knowledge of horse behaviour|
|ACMEQU210||Lunge educated horses|
|ACMEQU402||Determine nutritional needs in provision of horse health care|
|ACMHBR302||Carry out basic hoof care procedures|
|ACMHBR305||Assess suitability of horses for specific uses|
|ACMHBR310||Prevent and treat equine injury and disease|
|AHCLSK316||Prepare livestock for competition|
|RGRPSH401A||Relate anatomical and physiological features to the care and treatment of horses|
Groom or strapper;
Farm hand; stock rider;
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.Enrol Now
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