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Certificate III in Horse Industry Practice (Performance Horse)

TAFE NSW Course Number: 10229NAT-01V01
National Course Code: 10229NAT
Location: Richmond
Study Type: Full Time
Start Date: 10 Jul 2017
Hours/Week: 20
Duration: 18 weeks
Nominal Hours: 380

Course description

This course provides participants with a range of knowledge and skills needed
to perform the following functions associated with the role of
groom/strapper/senior groom for performance horses:
- handle, feed, exercise, groom and care for horses
- work with a wide variety of horses of different sizes, features and
- work within workplace procedures and codes of practice within designated
- communicate effectively with supervisors and team members alike
- be capable of administering first aid to humans and to horses.

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

For further assistance and class times please contact Mark Dobson, teacher on 02 4570 9049 or by email:

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)

There are no entry requirments for this course.

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?

Groom, strapper, senior groom.

Pathway to university or higher education

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What are the units I am required to complete?
  • AHCHBR309A – Determine nutritional requirements for horses
  • NSWTEQU205B – Lunge performance horses for exercise
  • AHCHBR303A – Carry out mare mating or artificial insemination procedures
  • AHCWRK313A – Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • SISOEQO201A – Handle horses
  • AHCBIO305A – Monitor and review biosecurity measures
  • AHCLSK314A – Prepare animals for parturition
  • NSWTEQU304B – Maintain the health and welfare of performance horses
  • AHCHBR306A – Prevent and treat equine injury and disease
  • HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
  • SISOEQO202A – Demonstrate basic horse riding skills
  • AHCHBR307A – Assess suitability of horses for stock work
  • HLTWHS300A – Contribute to WHS processes
  • SISOEQO304A – Apply first aid for horses
  • AHCINF302A – Plan and construct an electric fence
  • NSWTEQU303B – Care for performance horses

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$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.

What is the proposed timetable?

Start Date: 10 Jul 2017

Full Time: 20 hours per week x 18 Weeks

Monday to Thursday 9 am start (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 use the Enrol option.

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.

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

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