Course Start Date
4 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 a part time day, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 4 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 36 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 25 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and assignment preparation.
Students attend TAFE NSW Yallah Equine facility on Thursdays. Resources and assessments are provided using our Moodle. Scheduling of classes may vary, in consultation with students, based on student numbers and campus/teacher availability. There may be attendance required on Fridays for some units but these will be scheduled in advance and students will be provided with an individual timetable outlining attendance requirements.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course is designed for people who are interested in employment in the equine industry, providing care for horses.
Job roles may include stable hand; stud hand; groom or strapper; farm hand; stock rider; or trail-ride assistant. The qualification applies to individuals who undertake routine activities under minimal supervision with responsibility for their own work.
The qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to work safely with horses, it requires handling, feeding, exercising and caring for horses including stable duties, fitting gear, ridden and non-ridden horse exercise, work, competition and transportation requirements.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
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
This course is currently scheduled on Thursday from 8.30am to 12.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
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|
|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|
|ACMHBR310||Prevent and treat equine injury and disease|
|RGRPSH401A||Relate anatomical and physiological features to the care and treatment of horses|
|ACMPHR401||Interpret equine behaviour|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCBAC302||Establish pastures and crops for livestock production|
|AHCINF302||Plan and construct an electric fence|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases|
|AHCINF303||Plan and construct conventional fencing|
|AHCMOM217||Operate quad bikes|
|AHCMOM211||Operate side by side utility vehicles|
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.
138 Marshall Mount Road, Yallah
Phone 131 601
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