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What will I learn?

Become a qualified Equine Horse Care professional. The course provides an opportunity to interact with and learn from very successful, highly qualified and experienced professionals. It also allows you to enter into a profession that provides great lifestyle benefits for horse lovers. Students will complete the following units:

  • Equine Perception & Behaviour
  • Equine Training
  • Horse Handling
  • Purchasing a Horse
  • Horse Grooming
  • Horse Management
  • Equine Pasture Management

Career Prospects

Are you a horse lover?

Turn your love and dedication for horses into a successful professional undertaking by enrolling in our Equine Horse Care course now!

Graduates usually take this course to learn how to take care of their own horse for pleasure. Our graduates have also found employment in the following areas:

  • Stable hand / Foreperson (Racing, Pacing, Horse Studs, Equestrian (Dressage, Eventing, Show jumping and recreation)
  • Rider – Equestrian industry
  • Coach – Equestrian industry
  • Horse Educator
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Equine Businesses and Outlets
  • Horse Groomer
  • Pet Shop staff member or owner
  • Trainer / Instructor
  • Trail Ride and Pony Party Organizer

Online Learning

This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

Our course content and learning experience ensure that your course is relevant and interesting. Learning, tutorial assistance and assessments take place whenever and wherever you are in the country or world. It takes place at your own pace on your own terms to fit your lifestyle. As an ICI student, you’ll never endure a pop quiz, spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars travelling, and never be late with an assignment or for class.

Course Level

This course leads to the awarding of an ICI Diploma in Horse Care. This qualification recognises the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. ICI Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.

What Do I Get?

On successful completion of the course you will receive:

  • A graduation certificate officially recognizing your successful completion of studies and qualifications as a horse professional
  • Transcripts indicating units completed
  • Letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
  • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicates that you hold the relevant qualification.
  • Job search assistance: Graduate Career Services Program.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Care

Study options

Online/Distance (31 weeks)

Tuition fees
AUD $1,611 for the entire course
Start date

To suit the client/individual

Entry requirements

For international students

There are no previous work or education requirements for entry into course level.

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