Animal Care and Horse Industry

Animal Care and Horse Industry

11 Courses

Your love of animals can be a career full of possibility. Learn how to protect exotic animals or use your creative flair to clip, style and groom domestic breeds. Graduate with practical techniques and theory with confidence, no matter what path you take.

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Animal Studies

Spend your work days surrounded by animals that you are responsible for nurturing. Learn to maintain and monitor their health while providing professional services to both fur friend and human.

  • Certificate III Animal Studies

    ACM30117-01

    Turn your love for animals into a vibrant career providing care and support as an animal attendant, carer or animal control assistant. Gain insights to maintain and monitor welfare, minimise infection risks and provide care to distressed creatures.

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Companion Animal Services

Bring your love of animals and learn everything you need to know about working ethically and responsibly in boarding kennels, breeding facilities, or pet shelters.

  • Certificate III Companion Animal Services

    ACM30417-01

    Turn your love for all pets, great and small, into a fun and rewarding career. Develop a wealth of practical experience and knowledge to graduate with confidence as you enjoy employment opportunities in animal shelters, boarding kennels, and pet stores.

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Farriery

Shape a specialist career as a highly regarded master farrier and analyse hoof bio-mechanics, preserve sole integrity and provide knowledgeable expertise to your clients.

  • Certificate IV Farriery

    ACM40818-01

    Stand out in the industry as a qualified farrier. Develop advanced skills in assessing hoof mechanics and gain the knowledge and resources to cultivate a successful farrier business. TAFE NSW is a sole and exclusive provider of this accredited course in NSW.

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Horse Breeding

Discover the magic and memorable moments created in equine breeding season as you prepare mares to foal down and assist with stud serving in performance and thoroughbred studs.

  • Certificate III Horse Breeding

    RGR30619-01

    Turn your passion for horses into a career and be immersed in the equine breeding industry. Through on-the-job training and access to industry-standard facilities, this hands-on courses will provide you with all of the skills to excel in this booming industry.

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Horse Racing

Bet on a rewarding career in the Australian horse racing industry as you discover the magic at Randwick and work with the next potential Prince of Penzance on-and-off the track.

  • Certificate II Racing Industry

    RGR20218-06

    Fast track your career in the racing industry as a stable hand and work in areas like breeding, training, or racing stables. Learn foundational skills and knowledge to safely handle horses during feeding, grooming and exercising.

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  • Certificate III Racing (Stablehand) This qualification is related to the thoroughbred code of the racing industry

    RGR30218-02

    Bet on your future and work as a stable hand or strapper in the exciting world of racing. Enjoy a fast-paced work environment where you will work closely with horses to maintain their fitness and ensure they’re ready to race.

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  • Certificate III Racing (Trackwork Rider)

    RGR30518-01

    Beat the odds and embark on a fast-paced career in the racing industry as a trackwork rider. You’ll take the reigns and learn to care for and work horses, liaise with trainers and assist with stable operations.

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Performance Horse

Stable hand, strapper or stock rider, you’ll find your perfect fit in the booming equine industry. Discover how to build positive partnerships as you learn the correct techniques to work, handle, and ride horses.

  • Certificate III Performance Horse

    ACM30817-01

    Combine your passion for horses with the essential practical skills and knowledge you need to work as a stablehand, groom or strapper. You will learn to care for, handle and ride horses, while establishing a rewarding career in the equine industry.

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Pet Grooming

No two days will ever be the same when you combine your love for animals with your flair for creativity to clip, groom, and pamper a variety of furry companions – big and small. Launch into a career in a grooming salon.

  • Certificate III Pet Grooming

    ACM30617-01

    Clip and style your future to become a successful groomer for a variety of animals in a niche industry. Whether you are working as an assistant groomer in a vet clinic, pet store, animal shelter, mobile grooming salon or starting your own business, your creativity won’t be cut short.

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Veterinary Nursing

Enjoy a competitive edge as a qualified Veterinary Nurse, work in a vibrant team and combine your empathy and medical expertise to provide the best possible care to your fur-patients.

  • Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    ACM40418-01

    Care for all creatures great and small as a veterinary nurse. Become a valued member of a veterinary team, learn to support veterinarians in high pressure situations and provide quality nursing care for pets like cats, dogs, horses, captive animals and farm animals.

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Zookeeping

Preserve and protect endangered exotic animal species, promote conservation awareness, and most importantly, enrich the lives of the animals in your care.

  • Certificate III Captive Animals

    ACM30317-01

    Immerse yourself in the world of exotic animals as you learn to positively promote, educate and impact on species conservation. Learn how to look after exhibit animals in zoos and wildlife parks, as you work as an assistant zookeeper.

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