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Professionalise your passion by turning your love for horses into a career at the National Centre for Equine Education (NCEE).

Whether you have an interest in breeding, performance or general care, or want to specialise into a specific industry, the NCEE has the courses and trainers to help you reach that career goal.

From studying a Certificate II while you’re still at school, through to initiating pathways into tertiary study, our industry-based courses provide the skills and support needed to excel in the equestrian industry.

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Love being around horses? This national accredited course offers a strong foundation to allow you to work safely in the equine industry.

Broaden your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, first aid, health and welfare. Develop your confidence and understanding around horses.

VET in Secondary Schools Program

Studying this qualification as part of a Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) program allows students from Year 10 onwards to gain a head start in their careers.

This two year program is delivered part time through a combination of online tuition, practical sessions and practical work placement.

Studying this course can contribute directly to your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR score).

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The ACM30717 Certificate III in Horse Breeding is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Stallion Handler or Stud Groom.

This course provides a vocational outcome in horse breeding for stud workers. There are opportunities to develop skills for the care of horses throughout the full reproductive cycle and thus develop some stud nursing skills. There are also opportunities to develop practical skills required of a worker employed in a horse breeding enterprise.

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The ACM30817 Certificate III in Performance Horse is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Outdoor Activity Assistant or Stablehand.

Make your passion your career, with the ACM30817 Certificate III in Performance Horse. This course is perfect for both horse owners and competitors and will suit those who have a passion to work and train horses in a wide range of equine sectors; performance, breeding or racing.

This course is perfect for both horse owners and competitors and will suit those who have a passion to work and train horses in a wide range of equine sectors; performance, breeding or racing. The online course structure allows you to learn anywhere, anytime.

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The SA3MANDT19 (Mandatory Training for Stablehands) is the recognised qualification by Racing Victoria to work in a Victorian Racing Stable or Racetrack for Stablehands and Trackriders.
In Victoria all Stable hands and Track riders employed within the racing industry must successfully complete two units of study. These units are:

  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • RGRPSH201 Handle racehorses in stables and at trackwork.
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NCEE Students in Industry

Ashlee Medlyn

The sky’s the Limit

Sixteen year old Ashlee Medlyn, is a step closer to achieving her qualification in 22246VIC Certificate II Equine Studies through GOTAFE’s specialist equine department, the National Centre for Equine Education (NCEE), after recently completing 40 hours of her Structured Workplace Learning at Forest Lodge Racing, Miners Rest, Victoria.

Nicola Sisson - studied Certificate II in Equine Studies (22246VIC)

A launchpad for an equine career

“I was able to apply the things I learnt from the course to a real situation.”

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