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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 PlacementWork 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.
There are no entry requirements to this course, however we do suggest that potential students talk to the discipline team leader or section teaching staff to ensure this is the right course for desired outcomes. Contact Equine Online on 02 65913627 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Literacy and NumeracyNorth Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you complete this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field. Students who complete this qualification level will have developed a range of technical and communication skills that will enable them to complete mostly routine tasks and interpret and act on information available to them. They will provide solutions to predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems and in a work setting may take some responsibility for the work of others.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.
Pathways into the course may include:- completion of Certificate II in Horse Industry Operations (Performance Horse) or Certificate II in Agriculture.Pathways into further study may include:- Diploma of Horse Industry Management (Performance Horse)- vocational study at Certificate IV or Diploma level- employment requiring Certificate III qualification.
Groom, strapper, senior groom.
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