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Statement of Attainment in Equine Stud Skills

TAFE NSW Course Number: 162-R5021V01
Location: Richmond
Study Type: Flexible
Start Date: 28 Feb 2017
Hours/Week: 3
Duration: 20 weeks
Nominal Hours: 30

Course description

This course provides the skills and knowledge required to work in the horse breeding industry and provides basic horse breeding and equine nursing skills

We highly recommend you complete a personalised career and study profile to confirm this course is right for you, you will find the Career Voyage link under Need Help Deciding below.

Other information

Units covered are for Maintain and Monitor horse health and welfare, Carry out mare mating or artificial insemination procedures, Implement procedures for foaling down mares, Nurse Foals, Carry out medical nursing routines.

There will be assignements, assessments, and work sheets for students to complete throughout the semester. Students will be required to complete 5 days work experience at a veterinary clinic

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.

What are the entry requirements? (including Recognition of Prior Learning)

Horse handling skills

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.

Under 17 and wanting to leave school?

Under 17 and wanting to leave school?

If you are under 17 and want to leave school, your options have been affected by a recent change in NSW law. From January 2010 you must complete Year 10 and then continue in either full-time education, training, paid employment or a combination of these options until you’re at least 17 years of age. More information about options for school students under 17 is available from the NSW Department of Education and Communities - The new school leaving age.

What kind of work could I do?

horse breeder, stud hand, foaling assistant

What further study is available once I finish this course?

This is an entry level skill set for those seeking employment in the horse breeding industry with credit towards CIII Horse Breeding qualification

Pathway to university or higher education

Thinking of studying next year? Not sure if you should go to TAFE or uni? Let us help you decide. At TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute we offer you the flexibility to fast-forward your career with Pathways.

Choosing to study at TAFE before going on to uni can see you graduating and entering a competitive workforce sooner — and not with one, but two, nationally recognised qualifications! For more information visit

What are the units I am required to complete?
  • ACMVET407A – Carry out medical nursing routines
  • ACMVET414A – Nurse foals
  • AHCHBR303A – Carry out mare mating or artificial insemination procedures
  • AHCLSK330A – Implement procedures for foaling down mares
  • ACMEQU405A – Maintain and monitor horse health and welfare

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.

How much is the 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$0
Second qualification$0
Non-government subsidised fee$2,416

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.

Please see the Fees and Financial Assistance information on the WSI website.

Please allow for additional fees up to the amount of $20 for workbooks.

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

What is the proposed timetable?

Start Date: 28 Feb 2017

Flexible: 3 hours per week x 20 Weeks

Students are required to attend for 5 Saturday's from 9.00am to 5.00pm. (subject to change)

Need help deciding?

Our free online career and study planning tool can help.

You will receive a personalised career and study profile based on your responses. If you would like to discuss your results in person, please contact our Counselling and Career Development Unit by calling 131 870 to make an appointment. To get started click the link below:

Career Voyage

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015, all students participating in Nationally Recognised Training in Australia will need to have a Unique Student Identifier, or USI.

This includes students completing an apprenticeship, skill set, certificate or diploma course.

A USI gives you access to your online USI account and will contain all of your nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards. Your results will be available in your USI account in 2016.

When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results. One of the main benefits of the USI is that you will have easy access to your training records and results throughout your life.

How to get a USI

It is free and easy for you to create your own USI online at Your local Customer Service office can also provide further information and assistance. If you already have your USI you can enrol with TAFE WSI.

How do I enrol?

To enrol in this course please click on the Enrol Now button below Or contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

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