Turn your passion for working with horses into a specialised career. The equestrian industry brings more than $1 billion to the Australian economy every year and includes a range of specialised professions from trainers and breeders to farriers and stablehands. Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Farriery allows you to develop specialised skills you'll need for shoeing horses as well as general equine care.Build key skills under expert guidance
Learn key practical skills for this essential equine trade under the supervision of expert farriers. You'll practice hands-on skills like welding, smithing and horseshoe making, as well as learning how to detect faults and defects in horses. Melbourne Polytechnic is the leading provider of equine studies in Victoria. Our industry connections with the Victorian Master Farriers Association and other industry bodies, offer unique opportunities for our farriery students, including workshops with Melbourne Cup-winning farriers, attending The Mustad Asian Pacific Farrier Conference and other farriery events.A trade that lets you travel the world
After completing this course, you'll be a fully qualified and accredited farrier, well grounded in the skills you need and work as a sub-contractor or self-employed farrier. With specialised, sought after skills, you can work anywhere around Australia and the world in a range of equine-based industries.
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.