Have you always wanted to work with horses? Turn your passion into a profession with the Advanced Certificate in Equine Studies.
Equine Veterinary Assistant
Equine Events Assistant
This course contains 200 hours of work placement at an Equine Veterinary Clinic, Sunshine Coast (optional)
The workplace will need to provide equine services such as veterinary clinics, veterinary hospitals as well as mobile equine vets, riding schools, stables, welfare organisations.
Your work placement can be completed anywhere in the world, and you will be responsible for the costs of any travel, accommodation, insurance or any other requirements related to your work placement.
Students must have their own insurance prior to placement.
Units of Study
Unit 1 - Equine Psychology and Handling - This unit covers the different procedures used for the handling of horses.
Unit 2 - Equine Characteristics and Breeds - This unit covers the characteristic of horses and the various breeds.
Unit 3 - Equine Dentition and Ageing - This unit covers equine teeth and ageing
Unit 4 - Equine Conformation - This unit covers the evaluation of the conformation of horses.
Unit 5 - Equine Digestive System and Feeding - This unit covers the horse’s digestive system structure and function.
Unit 6 - Equine Vaccinations, Parasites and Disease - This unit covers equine vaccinations, parasites and common diseases.
Unit 7 - Equine Diet - This unit covers the different foodstuffs in each of the groups of feeds.
Unit 8 - Bedding and Mucking Out - This unit covers the management procedures necessary to fulfil the bedding requirements of horses.
Unit 9 - The Hoof - This unit covers the management and care of the hoof of the horse.
Unit 10 - Exercise and Conditioning - This unit covers the management procedures for conditioning horses.
Unit 11 - Tack - This unit covers the procedures used for managing the tack requirements of horses.
Unit 12 - Rugs, Boots and Bandages - This unit covers the use and purpose of protective equipment for horses
Unit 13 - Equine Health - This unit covers the procedures required to maintain a horses’ health.
Unit 14 - Equine Motivation - This unit covers the factors affecting equine behaviour.
Unit 15 - Equine Genetics - This unit covers the influence of genetics on equine behaviour.
Unit 16 - Equine Perception and Body Language - This unit covers how horses perceive and how they respond to various stimuli.
Unit 17 - Equine Reproduction - This unit covers the sexual and reproductive behaviour of the horse.
Unit 18 - Equine Behavioural Problems - This unit covers how and why behavioural problems occur and how they can be prevented.
Once course is complete and fees are paid in full
1 x Certificate In Advanced Equine Studies
18 x Statement Of Attainment Certificates
1 x Course Transcript
Advanced Certificate In Equine Studies
Internationally Recognised and Accredited
Placement (200) Assessments (29) Exams (18)
$200 deposit followed by $10 p/w
$1500 - followed by $10 p/w
Access to a computer
Available with mentoring only
Equine Clinic Sunshine Coast QLD