Caring for horses’ health and wellbeing is a unique talent. Turn that talent into a career at the National Centre for Equine Education (NCEE) at GOTAFE. Whether you work in breeding, performance or want to specialise in vet nursing, equine nursing or dentistry, we have the Trainers and courses to get you there.

Our industry-based online courses allow you to study anywhere, anytime. Learn on the job and attend on campus workshops for intensive training with industry experts. Build your confidence and skills to consolidate your career. Open doors to opportunities from working in the equine industry to running your own business anywhere in the world.

We have a strong emphasis on safety and provide some the safest training environments and facilities in the industry.


Mandatory Training has been designed for workers within the Racing industry to provide training and assessment for the Stable hand Mandatory Skill Set as required for registration by Racing Victoria Ltd for stablehands and track riders in Victoria.

In Victoria all Stable hands and Track riders employed within the racing industry must successfully complete two units of study. These units are RGRCMN201A Follow OHS procedure & observe environmental work practices and RGRPSH201A Handle Horses.

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Thinking of starting a career in the equine industry? The Certificate II in Equine Studies offers a strong foundation 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.

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Make your passion your career, with the Certificate III in Horse Industry Practice (Performance Horse). This qualification will suit those who have a passion to work and train horses in a wide range of equine sectors; performance, breeding or racing. Enhance your management skills to improve your equine business as you learn about horse preparation, biosecurity, welfare, first aid, sustainability and event management.

The online course structure allows you to study anywhere, anytime. A collegial supportive network of peers develops throughout the course leading to life-long friendships within the equine industry.

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This online course provides comprehensive training in all aspects of caring for mares and foals throughout the full reproductive cycle from conception to preparing for sales.

You will complete units in a sequence which has been aligned to the breeding cycle of horses and consequently the activities of the horse breeding industry. You will have the opportunity to undertake placement in the breeding industry during foaling down and sales preparation.

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Are you ready to join the exclusive field of Equine Dentistry? The Certificate IV in Equine Dentistry is ran in conjunction with the Australian Equine Dentistry Association (EDAA). Gain the unique and specialist skills needed to provide best oral care to horses and advice about prevention of oral conditions and health.

The course has been divided into three main areas:

  • Practical equine dental skills
  • Equine structure and function
  • Business

Placement with the supervising Equine Dentists allows you to experience an equine dental practice first-hand.

The Certificate IV in Equine Dentistry also provides training in the essential small business management skills necessary to run an independent practice.

Very limited places available.

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