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Certificate II in Horse Care
DENTOS Pet Stylist Academy RTO 2875
This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
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Self Paced, up to 12 months
Delivery Mode:
Blended (Online & Self Paced)
Start Date: 
Enrol Anytime
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Payment Options:
Payment Plans & Upfront Payment
Nationally Recognised Qualification
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Course Overview

Do you love horses and have always wanted to work around them? If so, ACM20221 Certificate II in Horse Care qualification from the Pet Stylist Academy will provide you with all the skills and confidence you need to join this exciting and rewarding industry.

Serving as an ideal introduction to the equine industry, ACM20221 Certificate II in Horse Care provides thorough exposure to the facets of horse care. It instructs participants on how to execute ethical and humane horse care routines, including instruction on carrying out hygiene procedures for horses, ensuring their proper feeding and hydration, delivering elementary equine first aid, and contributing to the overall health maintenance of horses. Students will also develop crucial professional abilities such as effective interpersonal communication, comprehension of health and safety regulations, and the execution of environmentally sustainable practices within their work environment.

Moreover, ACM20221 Certificate II in Horse Care extends beyond the fundamental aspects of horse care by introducing participants to the rudiments of horse riding. This includes acquiring knowledge of primary riding techniques, handling, fitting, and maintaining key horse riding equipment. The addition of this module to the course offers participants a more comprehensive understanding of the equine sector, thereby broadening their knowledge base and practical proficiency.

You won't need to attend any on-campus classes, the qualification is available online, and with self-paced practical training that can be arranged by you at your choice of workplace. Enquire for more information.

Entry Requirements
To be eligible for this course, you must:
Be at least 15 years old
Access to a computer, laptop or tablet
Internet access and email address
Have access to suitable horses for practical tasks
Have access to a supervisor with horse experience
Physically capable of handling animal feed and standing for extended periods of time
Course Subjects (units)
While completing the ACM20221 Certificate II in Horse Care qualification from the Pet Stylist Academy, you will study the following subjects:

ACMEQU212    Handle horses safely
ACMEQU213    Follow safe work practices in equine industries
ACMEQU215    Provide daily care for horses
ACMEQU216    Check and treat horses
ACMEQU217    Load and unload horses
ACMEQU220    Lunge educated horses
ACMEQU218    Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter
ACMEQU219    Develop riding skills for exercising horses
ACMEQU311    Prepare horses for presentation at an event
ACMEQU306    Provide Routine Care of Horses
ACMEQU214    Prepare to Work Safely Around Horses
ACMEQU312    Prepare and care for horses to perform at events
RGRPSH308      Provide first aid and emergency care for horses or other equine

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Course Delivery
Students have up to 12 months to complete the course. However, many students are able to complete their study within this time frame based upon the amount of hours dedicated to study each week.

The course program is taught using a blended approach (Online & Self-Paced Practical).

The course is delivered online which means students are not required to attend classes or lectures. Students will receive access to our 'Learning Portal' where they will find the course materials, interactive learning materials, videos and assessments. In addition, students will also receive a hard copy of the Learner Resource.

While studying online, students will have access to our teaching support team via email, online chat or phone. Our teaching team will help support and guide students every step on their journey.

Self-Paced Practical
Once the student has completed their theory study and assessments, they are then able to commence their practical training. The practical training is self-paced and can be work placment, volunteering or utilising a horse stable you have access to. During the practcail tasks you will require the use of several different hoprses to perform a range of activities or tasks. Students can use a work placment , pony club or other horse club where suitable horses are accessible.

It is essential when attempting any unfamiliar tasks that you are under the supervision of an experienced horse person. Supervision should continue throughout the practical training and assessment tasks to minimise any risks.
Course Fees
The full fee for the course fee is $2,999.

Students have a choice of payiment options that best suit their financial circumstances.

Payment Plans

For your convenience the Pet Stylist Academy offers two interest free payment plans, choose the one that best suits your lifestyle:
  • Direct Debit Option - $29 per week (24 months) - $38.50 per week (18 months) - $58 per week (12 months)
  • Installment Option - Pay in four (4) installments:1st installment $299 enrolment fee plus 3x $900 installments
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