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Certificate III in Horse Breeding

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Join Australia's thoroughbred industry with a Certificate III in Horse Breeding. You'll gain specialised skills in the care of mares and foals, breeding mares, and pregnancy.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
18 months part-time
Course Code
RGR30619
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$3,940 total

About this course

Join Australia's thoroughbred industry with a Certificate III in Horse Breeding.

You'll gain specialised skills in the care of mares and foals, breeding mares, and pregnancy. You'll also learn general equine skills in nutrition, horse health, first aid, the administration of medications, and the safe transportation of horses.

This course is delivered as a blend of online and practical workshops, and can also be undertaken as an Apprenticeship. You will also complete 240 hours of practical experience over the duration of the course.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no mandated training package entry requirements.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract prior to applying for this course (apprentices only).

Applicants are also required to:

  • Have a moderate level of physical fitness, agility and strength.
  • Be over 15 years of age at the time the course commences.
  • Complete a self-assessment of their horse skills.

It is recommended that all students have current Tetanus immunisation before commencing this course.

Study locations

Wangaratta - Tone Road

Career pathways

This course prepares you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career working in a horse breeding or stud farm operation.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.