Equine Courses

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.

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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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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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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