Advanced Certificate in Equine Studies

Are you captivated by the majestic beauty of horses and yearning to turn this passion into a fulfilling career but don't have the skills and knowledge to get started? The Advanced Certificate in Equine Studies is the key to unlocking your potential and confidently stepping into the equine industry.
Course Provider
Careers Collectiv
(RTO 22557)
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Upfront payment or flexible interest free payment plan options available from $25 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
This course is self-paced. The course will take approximately 500 hours to complete.
Study 100% online from anywhere in Australia.
Career Outcomes
  • Horse Breeder
  • Horse Owner
  • Horse Trainer
  • Agistment Manager
  • Stable Manager
  • Horse Groomer
  • Equine Vet Assistant
  • Boarding Stable Owner
  • Broodmare Manager
  • Equine Pedigree Analyst
  • Horse Farm Manager
  • Hot Walker
  • Exercise Rider
  • Jockey
  • Racehorse Trainer
  • Racetrack Outrider
  • Riding Instructor
  • Racetrack Starter
  • Racing Steward
Course Modules

1. Horse Care I

  • Horse Psychology and Handling
  • Buying a Horse
  • Conformation
  • The Digestive System and Principles of Feeding and Watering
  • Grass Kept Horse and Pasture Management
  • Grooming
  • Industry Applications

2. Horse Care II

  • Feeds
  • Stabling
  • Bedding and Mucking Out
  • The Foot and Shoeing
  • Exercise and Conditioning
  • Tack and Tack Fitting
  • Horse Facility Design

3. Horse Care III

  • Blankets, Bandages and Boots
  • Maintaining the Health of Horses
  • Clipping, Trimming and Plaiting
  • Travelling and Care of the Horse Away from Home
  • Organising and Managing a Horse Event
  • Managing a Horse Enterprise

4. Equine Behaviour

  • Introduction: Influence and Motivation
  • Genetics and Behaviour
  • Perception and Behaviour
  • Communication and Social Behaviour
  • Sexual and Reproductive Behaviour
  • Learning and Training
  • Behavioural Problems

5. Breeding Horses

  • Why Breed Horses?
  • Mare Anatomy
  • Stallion Anatomy
  • Managing the Arrival and Departure of the Horse at the Stud
  • Pre-Natal Growth
  • Care of the Pregnant Mare
  • General Newborn Care
  • Introduction to Fertility
Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • 24/7 access to professional course tutor support.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of the course.
  • No course requirements or previous working experience necessary.
  • Lifetime access to the course.
Turn your love for horses into a career

Have you always loved horses and wanted to have a career working with them? Do you like caring for animals and ensuring their health and well-being are of a high standard?

The equine industry is perfect for individuals passionate about the welfare of horses. Caring for horses can be difficult if you don’t understand the way a horse behaves instinctively in the wild compared to when they are domesticated.

This comprehensive course will cover all you need to know about looking after horses and managing a successful equine facility or enterprise. By combining professional practices and knowledge of horse care with a deep understanding of equine behaviour, you will be more prepared to handle any situation your horses may face.

The teachers

Careeers Collectiv only use teachers who are active in their specialised industry. Learn from people who have first-hand experience in their subject matter and current industry expertise. Staff come from varied backgrounds with teaching and vocational experience from universities and vocational colleges. Courses provide flexible options for different career pathways, self-improvement, professional development and general adult education.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for students with no previous experience working with and caring for horses. It is also an ideal course for individuals looking to gain employer recognition on their resume, increase job prospects or start their own business in the equine industry.

A well rounded learning experience

Advanced Equine Studies dives deeper into topics such as a horse’s influence and motivations, communication and socialising, genetics, reproductive, training and behavioural problems.

If you’re a horse owner or you work with horses, you will know that understanding how a horse thinks, and why it is behaving or acting a certain way is valuable in its training and development.

This course will help you determine whether these equine actions are considered normal and you will be able to use your skills and knowledge in horse health and wellbeing to enhance the quality of life of the horses in your care.

No matter what your level of experience this course will have you skilled and confident to care for horses or gain employment in the many different roles available in the equine industry

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Careers Collectiv

Careers Collectiv is a family-run online education provider offering a vast range of courses such as agriculture, animal studies, beauty, counselling, psychology, business and marketing. They offer the opportunities to learn the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the career you’re passionate about. With over a decade of experience in the online education sector, they are passionate about providing quality education, accessibility for everyone and the flexibility to work at your own pace and in your own time. Careers Collectiv offers a diverse range of online courses, from animal care and agriculture to business and fashion design. Their family-run platform provides flexible learning opportunities for various career paths, ensuring accessibility and quality education for everyone. Whether you're interested in equine studies, horticulture, or photography, Careers Collectiv caters to upskillers and passionate learners with courses developed by industry experts.
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