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Certificate III in Performance Horse

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Take your passion for horses to the next level with a Certificate III in Performance Horse. Throughout this course, you'll gain the skills to work and train horses in a range of environments.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
1 year part-time
Course Code
ACM30817
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$3,592 total

About this course

Take your passion for horses to the next level with a Certificate III in Performance Horse.

Throughout this course, you'll gain the skills to work and train horses in a range of environments. You'll learn handling, feeding, exercising techniques, as well as how to care for horses in terms of stable duties, fitting gear, competition and transportation requirements.

This course is delivered as a blended model, with a combination of online learning supported by practical workshops at the Wangaratta Regional Study Centre. Students will also undertake a minimum of 40 hours of work placement in an equine setting.

This course has been designed for students who have some experience handling horses.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Applicants must complete a self-Assessment of their horse skills prior to entry.
  • Attend an interview.
  • 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.

You also need to be aware that:

  • Students must be over 15 years of age at the time of course commencement.
  • Students will need access to horses in order to complete assessment tasks.
  • Working with horses can be physically demanding, therefore a moderate level of physical fitness, agility and strength is required.
  • Students who choose to enrol into the riding elective are required to undertake a pre-assessment of their walk, trot and canter skills with an N.C.A.S. qualified instructor prior to enrolling into the elective unit.

It is recommended that students have current Tetanus immunisation.

Study locations

Wangaratta - Tone Road

Career pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Animal Care and Management industry. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Professional Rider
  • Trail Riding Assistant
  • Stable Hand
  • Stud Worker
  • Groom
  • Strapper
  • Farm Hand
  • Stock Rider

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.