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Certificate III in Performance Horse

National Course Code: ACM30817

TAFE NSW Course Number: ACM30817-01V01


Study Type:
Full Time

Start Date:
4 Feb 2019


36 weeks

Nominal Hours:

Full Fee: $8,380
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,620

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised

Contact by Training Services NSW

If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.

This qualification is for occupational outcomes in the Performance Horse industry. Job roles may include stable hand; stud hand; groom or strapper; farm hand; stock rider; or trail-ride assistant. The qualification applies to individuals who undertake routine activities under minimal supervision with responsibility for their own work.

The qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to work safely with horses, it requires handling, feeding, exercising and caring for horses including stable duties, fitting gear, ridden and non-ridden horse exercise, work, competition and transportation requirements.

This qualification encompasses riding and driving sectors of the performance horse industry.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

Stable hand;
Stud hand;
Groom or strapper;
Farm hand; stock rider;
Trail-ride assistant

ACMEQU210 Lunge educated horses
ACMPHR304 Ride and lead performance horses
SISOEQO304A Apply first aid for horses
ACMEQU402 Determine nutritional needs in provision of horse health care
AHCBIO305 Apply biosecurity measures
ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely
ACMPHR301 Care for performance horses
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
ACMPHR302 Maintain health and welfare of performance horses
BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships
ACMHBR310 Prevent and treat equine injury and disease
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
ACMEQU206 Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter
ACMPHR303 Participate in horse events and activities
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 870 for further information and advice.

First qualification$2,190
Second qualification$2,620
Non-government subsidised fee$8,380

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

When enrolling under a Smart and Skilled entitlement and where you are eligible for 100% credit from previous studies, your student fee contribution will be zero. However, you will be required to pay an administration fee for the production of your testamur.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 4 Feb 2019

Full Time: 24 hours per week x 36 Weeks

Monday to Thursday 6 hours per day starting at 9 am (subject to change).

To register in this course, please use the Register option.

There will be an information session on Thursday the 24 January 2019 between 1 pm and 5 pm at
TAFE NSW, Richmond College
Building K, Ground Floor, Room KG06

Please call Kim for further information on 0245 709 041.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au. If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

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Contact by Training Services NSW
If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.