Certificate in Equine Care and Behaviour

Passionate about horses and want a career as a stable hand, rider, groom, or other roles in the equestrian industry? Upgrade your skills with the Certificate in Equine Care and Behavior. Learn horse behavior and care for a solid foundation.
Course Provider
(RTO 22557)
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Study 100% Online

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Self-Paced Learning

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Upfront Payment or a Flexible Payment Plan starting from $25 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
This online course takes approximately 200 hours to complete with self-paced learning.
Study this course 100% online from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in Australia.
Career Outcomes
  • Horse Groom
  • Horse Trainer
  • Stable Hand
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Stud Hand
  • Mare and Foaling Assistant
  • Track Work Rider (Racing)
  • Yearling Preparation Groom (Racing)
Course Modules
  1. Introduction: Influences and Motivation
  2. Genetics and Behaviour
  3. Equine Perception and Behaviour
  4. Communication and Social Behaviour
  5. Sexual and Reproductive Behaviour
  6. Learning and Training
  7. Behavioural Problems
  8. Feeds
  9. Stabling
  10. Bedding and Mucking Out
  11. The Foot and Shoeing
  12. Exercise and Conditioning
  13. Tack and Tack Fitting
  14. Horse Facility Design
Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • A tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of the course.
Why this course?

You are dedicated to caring, riding and spending time with horses? Then let’s turn your passion into a successful professional undertaking with our Certificate in Equine Care and Behaviour. Horse care is an important sector within the equine industry and a knowledge of caring horses is of great value to anyone who works with horses, not only trainers or groomers.

Upon completion, you will have enough knowledge and skills to use correct grooming procedures, develop appropriate management procedures, broaden existing knowledge of commercial opportunities in the horse world and much more.

Is COURSES4ME accredited?

Yes. All of their courses are endorsed by the IARC (www.iarcedu.com) and accredited by ICOES (www.icoes.org). ICOES has an independent board of management that ensures that the Foundation operates in accordance with its purpose. It has an Advisory Board consisting of independent professors who developed and implemented the Accreditation Standards, a quality charter that is used for the annual review of prospective and existing accredited course providers.

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

About the Course Provider


Courses4me is one of Australia’s newest online education providers. They endeavour to provide their students with engaging content to encourage them along their career path. All of their courses are provided 100% online and are created by industry experts. Courses4Me caters to the upskiller, the side hustler, the returning to-work mums and dads, and those who just have a passion for learning. Courses4Me offers versatile online courses across fields like animal welfare, youth work, business, and psychology, designed by industry experts for upskillers, career changers, and lifelong learners, ensuring flexibility and comprehensive support.
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