Horse Industry Practice (Performance Horse)

Certificate III

National Code: 10229NAT

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This qualification has been replaced by a new version across Australia.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: 10229NAT-01V01

If you are passionate about horses and are looking to develop a better range of skills and career potential, our Certificate III in Horse Industry Practice (Performance Horse) provides exciting and interactive industry relevant online study material, supported 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. The Australian horse industry is considered a high-risk industry, this qualification provides graduates with an excellent grounding in WHS at an operational level.

The Certificate provides flexibility in the subject areas available through elective choices and provides participants with a range of knowledge and skills needed to perform the many functions associated with the role of groom, strapper, or senior groomer for performance horses, including all horse care and handling topics, animal welfare and sustainability. All theory, study and assessments are completed online. The practical work is completed online, via interactive video and assessment can be completed either via remote options or face-to-face on campus. Attendance at workshops may be required and are held at Taree campus Equine Centre. Remote assessment is available for eligible students unable to travel to Taree.
Recognition is available for knowledge and skills you may already have.

Work Placement
Work placement is not mandatory except for those students who elect to study horse breeding electives, where the minimum requirement is for 35 hours. The work placement can be organised by either teachers or by the student, with teacher assistance.

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