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Course Description

Do you want to work with horses? Are you new to the industry and want to build up some skill before you advance? The Certificate in Equine Studies is great for those that want to work within the equine industry as a stable hand, equine assistant, equine retail or equine events assistant.





















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Job Prospects

Stable Hand

Equine Veterinary Assistant

Equine Events Assistant

Equine Retail

Stud Hand

Work Placement
This course contains 100 hours of work placement

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.


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 -      Tack - This unit covers the procedures used for managing the tack requirements of horses.

Unit 10 -    Rugs, Boots and Bandages - This unit covers the use and purpose of protective equipment for horses

Students Receive

Once course is complete and fees are paid in full

10 x Statement Of Attainment Certificates 

1   x Certificate In Equine Studies

1   x Course Transcript 


Certificate In Equine Studies

10 Months



Internationally Recognised and Accredited

Placement (100) Assessments (15) Exams (10)


$40 deposit followed by $10 p/w  

16yrs or older with access to a computer

Available with mentoring only

10 Months

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