This VCE VET Program is designed as an introduction to the equine industry. In the first year of the course you will learn the skills and knowledge to work safely with horses including basic horse husbandry and care, understanding equine behaviour, daily work routines and equine anatomy.
In second year you will learn how to identify and monitor the signs of common illness and injury in horses; understand basic horse physiology and the impact of illness and injury on horses; identify conformation in horses and develop the ability to use appropriate conformation terminology to describe the relationship between conformation, movement and function; and gain understanding of how to implement feeding programs, monitor the quality of feed, feed supplements and individual feeding habits of horses.
19 Feb 2020 at 12:00AM AEST
Part time: 2 years
VETDSS courses follow the same term structure as Secondary Schools
You will be required to attend full day practical training sessions, 6 days in Year 1, and 3 days in Year 2. Dates to be supplied on Orientation.
This course can only be completed as part of your secondary school studies in years 10, 11 and 12. You must have the approval of your school to enroll in the course.
Students must weigh less than 95kg to undertake horse riding practical activities due to availability of horses. Ambulance cover and tetanus vaccination is also required when working with horses. Students must have basic horse riding and handling skills or be willing to undertake further instruction at their own cost outside of course time.
After successful completion, you may wish to further your studies in the equine industry.
After successful completion, you may wish to apply for employment opportunities as an animal attendant, stable or stud hand, horse breeder, veterinary nurse or riding coach. Other possible industries are horse racing and retail.
On successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for:
The VCAA mandates a minimum of 40 hours of structured workplace learning (SWL) placement over the duration of the program.
Please contact your secondary school regarding fees for this program
Students will be required to provide their own helmets, boots and riding pants for practical days.
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