Certificate III in Performance Horse - ACM30817


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

This qualification is for occupational outcomes in the Performance Horse industry. Job roles may include stable hand; stud hand; groom or strapper; farm hand; stock rider; or trail-ride assistant. The qualification applies to individuals who undertake routine activities under minimal supervision with responsibility for their own work.The qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to work safely with horses, it requires handling, feeding, exercising and caring for horses including stable duties, fitting gear, ridden and non-ridden horse exercise, work, competition and transportation requirements.This qualification encompasses riding and driving sectors of the performance horse industry.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Interpret equine behaviour
  • Plan and construct an electric fence
  • Maintain health and welfare of performance horses
  • Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
  • Determine nutritional needs in provision of horse health care
  • Coordinate and monitor livestock transport
  • Operate tractors
  • Ride performance horses for exercise in an arena
  • Prepare and apply chemicals
  • Provide service to customers
  • Prepare livestock for competition
  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Carry out natural mare mating procedures
  • Lunge educated horses
  • Demonstrate basic horse riding skills
  • Demonstrate riding techniques for avoiding falls and reducing the impact of falls
  • Handle horses safely
  • Implement property improvement, construction and repair
  • Process and maintain workplace information
  • Train, care for and ride horses for stock work
  • Handle and care for stallions
  • Plan and construct conventional fencing
  • Operate side by side utility vehicles
  • Apply knowledge of minimising impact of falling from a horse
  • Source and use information on the events industry
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • Plan to exhibit livestock
  • Ride and lead performance horses
  • Perform basic driving tasks
  • Participate in horse events and activities
  • Prevent and treat equine injury and disease
  • Establish pastures and crops for livestock production
  • Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter
  • Implement feeding plans for livestock
  • Coordinate on-site event registrations
  • Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Care for performance horses
  • Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work
  • Assess suitability of horses for specific uses
  • Handle young horses
  • Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • Provide first aid
  • Prepare for and implement natural mating of livestock
  • Apply first aid for horses
  • Ride horses in tracked areas
  • Relate anatomical and physiological features to the care and treatment of horses
  • Carry out basic hoof care procedures
  • Apply biosecurity measures
  • Prepare animals for parturition
  • Operate quad bikes

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Goulburn Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 18 months
Moss Vale Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 18 months
Richmond College No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Taree Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 months
  • Part-time : 2.5 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2.5 years
Yallah Campus No
  • Part-time : 36 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Richmond College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:PPE: You must have long pants, sleeved shirt, closed in boots/riding boots to attend practical workshops at Richmond College.You can bring your own helmet for riding class/s.

Campuses: Taree Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide the following resources which is retained on completion of study:- Students will have to provide their own accommodation when travelling to Taree for the practical workshops.- Bring to each session appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include: safety glasses, gloves, safety footwear, suitable clothing such as cotton drill work wear and other equipment in line with industry requirements for their workplace or worksite. Sunscreen and a broad brimmed hat.

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