Certificate II and Certificate III in Equine Studies

Course code: 22513VIC Certificate III in Equine Studies (First Year) and 22246VIC Certificate II in Equine Studies (Second Year)

This program is designed to give horse-enthusiasts an introduction to the equine industry. Students will gain essential communication skills, learn to work effectively in the industry and receive an introduction to occupational health and safety procedures. Students will develop horse riding skills, learn to monitor and care for horses, and determine nutritional requirements for a range of horses.

Are you suitable?

Consider this course if you:

  • Are interested in a career in the equine industry
  • Like horses and have basic horse-riding skills
  • Have some basic knowledge and experience with horses
  • Are practical, patient and methodical
  • Are physically fit and not allergic to horses

For more information about the course download the Information Booklet.

  • Sample competencies delivered in Units 1 & 2 include:
    • Provide daily care for horses
    • Handle horses
    • Equine anatomy
  • Sample competencies delivered in Units 3 & 4 include:
    • Equine physiology
    • Relate equine form and function
    • Implement horse health and welfare practices

Box Hill Institute (Elgar and City Campuses)

Box Hill Institute
RTO Number: 4687

Box Hill Institute (Elgar Campus)
Units 1 & 2 | Tuesdays | 4.00pm – 7.30pm
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.00pm
Units 3 & 4 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.00pm

Box Hill Institute (City Campus)
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.00pm
Units 3 & 4 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.00pm

Students are required to attend full practical training days, six times in the first year and three times in the second. City Campus students will need to attend the Elgar Campus for these training days.

Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

• Oral presentation
• Written assessment
• Practical assessment
• Project work
• Examination or testing

40 hours of work placement (over two years) is compulsory.

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College VET for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

For information on the IMVC Application Process please go to About VET Delivered in Schools.

Contact your school to discuss fees for VET Courses.

VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand.

VCE: Students may be eligible to receive recognition of up to four units of credit at the Units 1 & 2 level and a Units 3 & 4 sequence.

ATAR: Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 & 4 sequence of VCE VET Equine Studies must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student’s best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study.

  • Equestrian Professional
  • Equine Operations Manager
  • Jockey
  • Farrier
  • Animal Technician
  • Thoroughbred Trainer
  • Stable hand
  • Racing Steward
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Zoologist

Students are required to:

  • Have a current tetanus vaccination
  • Have a current Ambulance Cover
  • Attend the Box Hill Institute compulsory Orientation Day and a compulsory Practical Workshop (applies to Units 1 & 2 students only)