Horse Breeding

Certificate III

National Code: AHC30310

Course information

This qualification has been replaced by a new version across Australia. The new version will shortly become available at North Coast TAFE. If you have any questions about this please contact us.

About the course

Course Number: AHC30310-01V02

If you’re looking to work in the equine industry, with a particular interest in hands-on learning, our Certificate III in Hose Breeding Support provides individual, customised study programs, taught by highly-qualified, experienced industry trainers and assessors. Students can enrol and study from anywhere in Australia, as this nationally recognised qualification is delivered online via Equine Online, or through North Coast TAFE, with flexible learning and delivery.

This Certificate is for people wanting to work in the horse breeding industry in positions such as a stud hand, stud farm worker, groom working toward yearling, broodmare, stallion supervisor/manager, foaling attendant and eventually stud manager. Though considered a high-risk industry, this qualification provides graduates with an excellent grounding in WHS at an operational level.

The focus of this course is on the hands-on, practical level for both skill and knowledge requirements, as required by industry. There is flexibility in the subject areas available via elective choices. Students will learn about safe work practices and horse breeding practices, as well as selected skills areas which could include: cropping, chemical use, livestock production and infrastructure improvements. Other skills and knowledge will include: handling, feeding, exercise, grooming and care for horses and assisting with foaling.
Assessment is done in your own workplace, or on campus using our own industry Equine Centre.  Recognition is available for knowledge or practical skills that you already have.

Work Placement
Work placement is mandatory for the horse breeding specific units of study and can be organised by either teachers or by students, under teacher assistance.  The minimum requirement is for 35 hours.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian traineeship pathway. 

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