Course Start Date
13 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Apprenticeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
- Non Government Subsidised
The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Farriery is a one-of-a-kind course in NSW. Be highly valued as a qualified farrier with the skills to create and carry out hoof care plans, fit shoes and organise small business operations.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Safely handle horses during a farrier service
- Fit shoes to alleviate abnormalities
- Make shoes, fit them correctly and create hoof care plans
- Fabricate farrier tools
- Organise tax and insurance for a small business
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- A passion for horses
- Strong attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Confidence working solo
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- Industry recognition as a qualified farrier
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
- Skills and knowledge to start your own small farriery business
- A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
- Qualified farrier
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Diploma of Performance Horse Management
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
This is a full-time combination course. You must attend approximately 13 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.
The course will run 0-3 days a week for 3 Years.
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
Australian Apprenticeships training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.
Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.
This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:
- over 21 years of age
- able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
- able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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
Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
|ACMFAR305||Perform welding tasks using a forge|
|ACMFAR307||Make standard shoes for a range of equines|
|ACMFAR313||Trim equine hooves|
|ACMFAR314||Perform routine welding techniques for farriery activities|
|ACMFAR315||Use and maintain hand and power tools for farriery or hoof care activities|
|ACMFAR318||Repair and manufacture hand tools used in farriery|
|ACMFAR319||Handle equines safely during farriery or hoof care services|
|ACMFAR401||Apply knowledge of equine musculoskeletal system, biomechanics and pathology for effective hoof care|
|ACMFAR402||Fit shoes to alleviate moderate abnormalities and defects in equines|
|ACMFAR403||Fit shoes to alleviate severe abnormalities and defects in equines|
|ACMFAR404||Use farriery techniques to meet special needs of equines|
|ACMFAR405||Coordinate day-to-day equine service operations|
|ACMFAR406||Work effectively in the farriery industry|
|ACMFAR407||Respond to emergencies and apply first aid to equines|
|ACMFAR408||Determine hoof care and hoof protection plans for equines|
|ACMFAR409||Select and fit shoes for normal healthy equines|
|BSBFIA301||Maintain financial records|
|BSBSMB303||Organise finances for the micro business|
|BSBSMB305||Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business|
|BSBWHS301||Maintain workplace safety|
|HLTAID011||Provide First Aid|
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.
Phone 131 601
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