Horse Industry Management (Performance Horse)


National Code: 10230NAT

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About the course

Course Number: 10230NAT-01V02

Are you an equine enthusiast, looking to turn your passion into a career in management? North Coast TAFE’s Diploma of Horse Industry Management (Performance Horse) has been developed to cater for flexible learning, allowing students to choose the method of study best suited to them. The course is delivered online via Equine Online, or North Coast TAFE, through flexible learning and delivery. You will receive support from highly-qualified experienced industry trainers and assessors and we also provide individual customised study programs. 

This diploma enables graduates to manage their own industry establishment, or manage one for someone else. The horse industry is considered a high risk industry and the diploma provides graduates with an excellent grounding in WHS at management level.

The qualification provides graduates with both business and science/industry knowledge and skills which enable them to move laterally within the industry, or move into other industries. The course will prepare graduates so that they can manage the care of performance horses and prepare them for competition, breeding or sale.

Applicants will need to talk with discipline leader or teachers delivering the course to ensure the course is suited to the student and their desired outcome. Contact Equine Online on 02 65913627 or email

Work Placement
Work placement is not mandatory except for those students who elect to study horse breeding electives. The work placement can be organised by either teachers or by student (under teacher assistance). The minimum requirement is for 35 hours and is ONLY applicable to those students who choose the horse breeding electives, not those students who choose horse training electives.

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