Certificate IV in Farriery - ACM40818

Melbourne Polytechnic

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00724G


  • Repair and manufacture hand tools used in farriery
  • Make standard shoes for a range of equines
  • Work effectively in the farriery industry
  • Determine hoof care and hoof protection plans for equines
  • Perform routine welding techniques for farriery activities
  • Handle equines safely during farriery or hoof care services
  • Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business
  • Use farriery techniques to meet special needs of equines
  • Select and fit shoes for normal healthy equines
  • Fit shoes to alleviate moderate abnormalities and defects in equines
  • Use and maintain hand and power tools for farriery or hoof care activities
  • Organise finances for the micro business
  • Maintain financial records
  • Provide first aid
  • Apply knowledge of equine musculoskeletal system, biomechanics and pathology for effective hoof care
  • Perform welding tasks using a forge
  • Coordinate day-to-day equine service operations
  • Respond to emergencies and apply first aid to equines
  • Fit shoes to alleviate severe abnormalities and defects in equines
  • Maintain workplace safety
  • Trim equine hooves

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Epping Domestic: $17,250
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