Certificate in Equine Care and Behaviour

Upgrade Your Skills For A Career In Australian Horse Racing, Polo, Western, Eventing or Showing

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.

Illustration of three riders on horseback progressing along a fence line. The lead rider is on a dappled horse, the middle on a black horse, and the last on a tan horse. Each rider is depicted in casual riding attire, engaging in an equestrian training session in an outdoor setting.
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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.

Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Horse Groom
  • Horse Trainer
  • Stable Hand
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Stud Hand
  • Mare and Foaling Assistant
  • Track Work Rider (Racing)
  • Yearling Preparation Groom (Racing)

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About The Course

Turn Your Passion for Horses Into A Rewarding Career You Will Love

If you are passionate about horses and are looking for a career working with them as a stable hand, track work rider, stud hand, mare and foal attendant, yearling preparation or performance groom or many of the other roles available in the Australian racing, polo, western, eventing, or showing industries now is the perfect time to upgrade your skills for a variety of roles in the equestrian industry with the Certificate in Equine Care and Behaviour.

This unique course will teach you all about horse behaviour and care and give you a solid foundation for a career working with horses.

Equine behaviour modules will teach you how to understand the influences and motivations behind horse behaviour, the role genetics plays in behaviour, all about equine perception, correct communication and the social behaviour of horses, equine behavioural issues as well as sexual and reproductive behaviour and much more.

Equine care modules will teach you the correct horse grooming process, all about feeding, stabling, bedding and mucking out, the hoof and shoeing, how to train horses, perform horse exercise and conditioning, tack and tack fitting and how to manage horse facility design.

Study From $25 Per Week

Want to study this course but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! The Certificate in Equine Care and Behaviour comes with an interest-free payment plan option starting from $25 per week.


"What made my experience great was the feedback of each assessment, this gave me motivation to start my next assignment. Having help when ever needed and an awesome explanation to help me with the question provided." - Renae