Are you a horse-lover wanting to pursue a career in the equine industry or embrace a hobby? Whether you’re a recreational rider, a stud owner, or are aspiring to start an equestrian business, this advanced course in horse care is ideal for you.
The Certificate of Horse Care (Advanced Program) is an online program that follows on from the Certificate of Horse Care (Introductory and Intermediate Programs) and will extend your knowledge in all areas of horse care.
In this professional development course, you will discover the signs of poor condition or ill health and learn how to address the problems appropriately. You will also explore horse stress and learn how to manage situations to reduce risk factors. You will learn grooming techniques, about the safe transportation of horses, and how to manage an equine event and horse enterprise.
On completion of this course, you will have a solid foundation in equine husbandry skills and practical knowledge to confidently care for horses and explore opportunities for working with horses.
Horse Care III
Unit 1 – Blankets, bandages and boots
Different blankets and rugs
Fitting a rug
Surcingles and rollers
Caring for rugs and blankets
Types of bandages and their uses
Rules for bandaging
Boots and their uses
Unit 2 – Maintaining the health of horses
Signs of good and poor health
Sick nursing rules
Common ailments to recognize
Taking the temperature
The medicine chest
First aid treatments
Restraining a horse
Preventing a disease
Unit 3 – Clipping, trimming and plaiting
Reasons for clipping
Types of clippers
Types of clips
Preparation for clipping
How to clip
Hogging the mane
Pulling the mane and tail
Plaiting the mane or tail
Unit 4 – Travelling and care of the horse away from home
Preparing a horse for travel
Preparing a trailer
Loading the horse
The problem loader
Safety while loading
Before a show
At the show
Unit 5 – Organising and managing a horse event
Organising an event
Contingencies to cater for
The public, exhibitors and organisers
Guidelines for planning a show or exhibition
Facilities without prior bookings
Unit 6 – Managing a horse enterprise
Rural finance sources
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.