Certificate III in Farriery

Western Sydney Institute, TAFE NSW

This qualification is part of the Animal Care and Management Training Package. It is for people who want to become a farrier tradesperson, either working for an established farriery business or operating their own business. During the course you will learn how to handle horses and equipment safely; use a forge; weld using metal arc, gas metal arc and oxy acetylene; use power tools; use, maintain, repair, and manufacture hand tools; establish foot care and shoeing plans for horses; and keep records. By completing this course you will be able to make shoes; fit shoes to normal healthy horses, those with moderate faults and defects and those with severe faults and defects; and attend to the special needs of particular horses.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education. Relevant employment required.


21 core units

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Fit shoes to alleviate moderate faults and defects in horses; Fit shoes to alleviate severe faults and defects in horses; Accommodate special needs of particular horses through farriery techniques; Make standard shoes for a range of horses; Determine foot care and shoeing plans for horses; Fit shoes for normal healthy horses; Maintain, repair and manufacture hand tools used in farriery; Keep records for a primary production business; Respond to emergencies and apply essential first aid in the equine industries; Contribute to occupational health and safety processes; plus more.

Further information:

You will need to have access to farriery facilities with industry standard tools and equipment either through either paid employment or significant periods of work experience. This will allow you to practise what you have learnt and increase your experience working with others in this field. A minimum of 14 hours per week is recommended for those working part time.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00591E

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Richmond No info No
Western Sydney Institute is one of the largest Institutes of TAFE NSW. It provides job training to more than 90,000 students in around 1000 vocational areas. Western Sydney Institute has campuses in ten locations in western Sydney, and a facility for distance education located in Strathfield in Sydney's inner west.

The Institute has entry level courses for people looking to start their education, Certificate to Advanced Diploma level courses for people looking for career-related skills, and short courses for people looking to advance their careers. Additionally, it has credit transfer arrangements with universities for people looking to go on to or return from university.

Provider CRICOS: 00591E

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