Racing NSW, TAFE NSW Western Sydney

Diploma of Horse Industry Management (Performance Horse): Online delivery with block practical sessions

TAFE NSW Course Number: 10230NAT-01V02
National Course Code: 10230NAT
Study Type
Start Date
22 Jan 2018
36 weeks
Nominal Hours
Indicative Cost: $4,820

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised
  • VET Student Loans Available

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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 course is for managers in the performance horse industry. Graduates will
be able to manage people and horses in stables, studs and places of competition.

The course prepares graduates so that they can manage the care of performance
horses and prepare them for competition, breeding or sale. This includes being
able to:
- manage the care of horses and their preparation for competition/show/sale
- manage the staff employed to care for and prepare horses
- manage the farm/stud where horses are kept
- manage business aspects of an equine enterprise.

Graduates will be able to work independently, take responsibility and provide
leadership to a team in a changing environment. In particular, they will be
able to manage people and horses in stables, studs and places of competition.

Other information

Students should have prior knowledge of various areas in the Horse Industry to enable them to complete this course.

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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 to this course.
However, it is highly recommended that applicants have completed an equine
related Certificate III qualification e.g. Certificate III in Horse Industry
Practice or be able to demonstrate equivalent and current experience in the
horse industry.

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.

Manager in the performance horse industry.

AHCBIO403A Plan and implement a biosecurity program
BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning
NSWTEQU506B Manage performance horse breeding operations
AHCBUS501A Manage staff
BSBWHS501A Ensure a safe workplace
SISOEQO409A Train and condition horses
AHCBUS508A Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
NSWTEQU410A Interpret equine behaviour
AHCLSK416A Identify and select animals for breeding
NSWTEQU503B Evaluate Horse Conformation
AHCLSK413A Design livestock handling facilities
NSWTEQU411A Implement and Monitor Equine Health and Welfare Strategies
AHCNAR506A Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies
NSWTEQU504B Manage Equine Nutrition

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 for the full list of elective units available within this course.

The indicative cost of this course is $4,820.

In addition to your course fees, please allow for fees up to the amount of $50 for workbooks.

CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
18RMD00104Diploma of Horse Industry Management (Performance Horse) - UOS122 Jan 201813 Apr 20185 Mar 2018$1,205
18RMD00107Diploma of Horse Industry Management (Performance Horse) - UOS216 Apr 20186 Jul 20187 May 2018$1,205
18RMD00110Diploma of Horse Industry Management (Performance Horse) - UOS39 Jul 201821 Sep 20186 Aug 2018$1,205
18RMD00113Diploma of Horse Industry Management (Performance Horse) - UOS424 Sep 201814 Dec 20185 Nov 2018$1,205

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

If you would like more information about VET Student Loans please visit the TAFE NSW website or contact us on 131 870.

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

Start Date: 22 Jan 2018

Online: 27.08 hours per week x 36 Weeks

Students are required to attend classes at the end of each term for one to two days for assessments which can not be completed online.

To register your interest in this course, please use the Apply option.

Please attend the Orientation and Enrolment Day on Thursday 7 December 2017, 1 pm to 5 pm in Block K (behind the canteen), Ground Floor, Room KG.06 at:
The Australian Racing & Equine Academy
TAFE NSW Richmond
Cnr Blacktown Road and Campus Drive

You will have the opportunity to meet some of your teachers and see our wonderful Equine faclities here at Richmond College.

For further information, please contact Customer Service Officer, Kim Williams on (02) 4570 9041 (Mon-Fri, 9 am to 5 pm) or visit Customer Service in Block A, Richmond College (Mon-Fri, 9 am to 5 pm).

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI .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.

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