Course Start Date
6.7 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 6 hours of study per week, for your enrolment duration of 30 months. You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.
As well as the online component, there is a requirement to do 1.7 hours of face to face or other study.
You may also be required to complete approximately 3.2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Practicing learned skills and knowledge, Video evidence, online tasks.
You will be provided with information regarding the workshops held at the Taree campus. Video submission of practical assessment is available for eligible students.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- wish to gain employment in the Performance Horse Industry.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Trainers are available 5 days per week for support and assistance with online study.
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
An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.
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?
You will need to provide the following resources which is retained on completion of study:
- Students will have to provide their own accommodation when travelling to Taree for the practical workshops.
- Bring to each session appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include: safety glasses, gloves, safety footwear, suitable clothing such as cotton drill work wear and other equipment in line with industry requirements for their workplace or worksite. Sunscreen and a broad brimmed hat.
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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|
|ACMPHR301||Care for performance horses|
|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|
|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|
|ACMPHR401||Interpret equine behaviour|
|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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