Certificate III in Horse Breeding - RGR30619


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required for persons working in a horse breeding or stud farm operation. It applies to horse breeding activities across disciplines and sectors including for the thoroughbred and harness racing codes.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Carry out procedures for foaling down mares
  • Care for broodmares
  • Handle horses
  • Assess suitability of horses for specific uses
  • Carry out natural mare mating procedures
  • Work effectively in horse breeding sector
  • Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
  • Maintain and monitor horse health and welfare
  • Determine nutritional needs in provision of horse health care
  • Respond to emergency situations
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • Assist with transportation of horses
  • Handle horses safely
  • Provide first aid and emergency care for horses or other equines
  • Implement stable operations
  • Provide information on horses
  • Comply with racing industry ethics and integrity
  • Supervise handling of horses
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Prevent and treat equine injury and disease
  • Raise young horses
  • Follow equine biosecurity and infection control procedures
  • Transport horses
  • Handle young horses
  • Assist with oestrus detection in mares
  • Perform daily tasks in the horse industry
  • Handle racehorses in stables and at trackwork
  • Manage personal health and fitness for working with horses
  • Assist with artificial insemination of mares
  • Carry out basic hoof care procedures

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Scone Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks

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