Celebrating Successful Students in Over 20 Countries ‘Online Horse College’ is now ‘International Horse College’

Essential Full Qualifications

You Need To Succeed In The
International Horse Industry

2001

Year Established

1,000+

Government Accredited
Qualifications issued

20+

Countries with
Our Students

220,000+

Podcast Downloads

10,000+

Subscribers

1000’s

of Flexible Course
Options

Accreditations and Memberships

All of our online equine courses are from fully accredited qualifications and we are Nationally Recognised to deliver this training.

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Government Accredited, Registered, Approved and Compliant Registered Training Organisation No: 31352

Certificate 1

Introduction To Horses

RGR10118 Certificate I in Racing

Just getting started with horses? You could be a parent or partner of some-one with horses or would love to learn more about the magic of horses, but doing it safely and correctly.

This course will teach you about horse behaviour and the safest way to handle and care for them.

Certificate 2

Horse Husbandry Assistant

AHC21216 Certificate II in Rural Operations

Would you like to work in the horse industry and are looking for a qualification to get you started?

You may already have your own horse or ride regularly; this qualification fills in the gaps you need to gain employment in the horse industry.

Foundation Horse Skills

ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care

Would you like a course with solid foundations in horse care and safety with chosen electives?

Depending on your chosen career, electives could be on horse care, stud work, administration, instructor or trail riding. If you already have experience with horses and would like to work towards your chosen career, talk to us about your options.

Core Foundation Units

Partial ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care

Do you need to complete a pre-requisite course before you commence some of our more advanced courses?
These six foundation skills units are pre-requisites for some of our courses.

You will receive a Statement of Attainment showing that you understand horse behaviour and can work safely around horses and well as taking care of horses and the associated tasks.

Certificate 3

Horse Husbandry Professional

AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations

Would you like to further your skills and knowledge with a specialised horse industry qualification?

You can choose electives as pre-requisites to work towards other courses, or (depending on electives chosen) choose units that will give you credit into other courses.

Trail Ride Leader

Certificate III

Do you love teaching but love going out on trail as well?

The Trail Ride Leader qualification gives you the option of teaching in the arena or taking people out on trail rides. You get the best of both worlds, teaching people and trail riding.

Equine Industry Professional

AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture

Are you already working in the horse industry or have some experience with horses and now you would like to gain a qualification so you can work at a higher level?

This course gives you the professional qualification to work in the horse industry and depending on the electives chosen, you can also progress towards other courses.

Equestrian Horseriding Instructor

SIS30713 Certificate III in Sports Coaching

Are you passionate about helping people with their horses?

The Horse Riding Instructor course will give you a professional qualification to teach people how to ride.

This full course qualification includes teaching beginners, nervous riders and children, teaching them the basics so they can go onto progress at any discipline they choose.

Certificate 4

Horse/ Stable Manager

BSB42618 Certificate IV in New Small Business

Would you like to be qualified to look after a stable full of horses or an agistment/ livery/ boarding stable?

This qualification gives you the skills you need to take the responsibility of management as well as additional knowledge to care for a wide variety of horse situations that may happen with the horses in your care.

Own Horse Business

BSB42518 Certificate IV in Small Business Management

Do you already have a horse industry qualification, and now would like to use that qualification to start your own business?

In the Own Horse Business course you will learn about the requirements of running a business including the legal requirements, marketing, planning and managing your business so you can earn that profit you deserve.

Specialised Horseriding Instructor

SIS40512 Certificate IV in Sport Coaching

Are you already a professional instructor and would like to further your teaching knowledge and skills?

You can now be qualified at a higher level so you can teach your students in your speciality area. The best bit is that as you increase your skills and knowledge, your students will improve their performance.

Diploma

Equestrian Coaching Diploma

SIS50512 Diploma of Sport Coaching

Are you already specialling in your teaching, but would like to advance some more?

In the Advanced Horseriding Instructor course you will learn to advance your teaching skills so your students will then be able to increase their riding and training skills.

Flexible

Horse Handling Instructor

Statement of Attainment from ACH20217 Certificate II in Horse Care

Are you already an experienced horse person teaching or supervising horse handling and safety (either as a professional or a volunteer) and need to fast track an instructor qualification?

This course is not a full Certificate or Diploma and does not align to any equestrian industry qualifications, but may be enough to get you started and help with your legal requirements.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Statement of Attainment

Do you already have experience within the horse industry and would like to apply for Recognition of Prior leaning?

We have options for recognition of prior learning for individual units or for all the units in an individual course.

Recreation Horseriding Instructor

Statement of Attainment

Are you interested in teaching recreational riders or already an experienced horse riding and need to fast track your instructor qualification?

This is not a full Certificate or Diploma and does not align to any equestrian industry qualifications, but may be enough to get you started and help with your legal requirements.

Individual Course Units

Statement of Attainment

Do you need just one unit or a group of units?

Have a look at our individual unit prices to work out if enrolling in a full course is the best option or just enrolling in one or more individual units

Workshop

Practical Course Workshops

Flexible

Are you already enrolled in one of our courses, and would like to attend a practical workshop?

Even though you may have your practical tasks assessed by video or Third Party Report from a local approved Equine Industry Expert, another option is to attend a practical workshop at one of our pre-approved locations.

Book into Practical Workshop Here

Instructors/Coaches/Educators

Equestrian Horseriding Instructor

SIS30713 Certificate III in Sports Coaching

Are you passionate about helping people with their horses?

The Horse Riding Instructor course will give you a professional qualification to teach people how to ride.

This full course qualification includes teaching beginners, nervous riders and children, teaching them the basics so they can go onto progress at any discipline they choose.

Equestrian Coaching Diploma

SIS50512 Diploma of Sport Coaching

Are you already specialling in your teaching, but would like to advance some more?

In the Advanced Horseriding Instructor course you will learn to advance your teaching skills so your students will then be able to increase their riding and training skills.

Trail Ride Leader

Certificate III

Do you love teaching but love going out on trail as well?

The Trail Ride Leader qualification gives you the option of teaching in the arena or taking people out on trail rides. You get the best of both worlds, teaching people and trail riding.

Horse Handling Instructor

Statement of Attainment from ACH20217 Certificate II in Horse Care

Are you already an experienced horse person teaching or supervising horse handling and safety (either as a professional or a volunteer) and need to fast track an instructor qualification?

This course is not a full Certificate or Diploma and does not align to any equestrian industry qualifications, but may be enough to get you started and help with your legal requirements.

Specialised Horseriding Instructor

SIS40512 Certificate IV in Sport Coaching

Are you already a professional instructor and would like to further your teaching knowledge and skills?

You can now be qualified at a higher level so you can teach your students in your speciality area. The best bit is that as you increase your skills and knowledge, your students will improve their performance.

Recreation Horseriding Instructor

Statement of Attainment

Are you interested in teaching recreational riders or already an experienced horse riding and need to fast track your instructor qualification?

This is not a full Certificate or Diploma and does not align to any equestrian industry qualifications, but may be enough to get you started and help with your legal requirements.

Horse Care & Safety

Introduction To Horses

RGR10118 Certificate I in Racing

Just getting started with horses? You could be a parent or partner of some-one with horses or would love to learn more about the magic of horses, but doing it safely and correctly.

This course will teach you about horse behaviour and the safest way to handle and care for them.

Horse Husbandry Professional

AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations

Would you like to further your skills and knowledge with a specialised horse industry qualification?

You can choose electives as pre-requisites to work towards other courses, or (depending on electives chosen) choose units that will give you credit into other courses.

Horse Husbandry Assistant

AHC21216 Certificate II in Rural Operations

Would you like to work in the horse industry and are looking for a qualification to get you started?

You may already have your own horse or ride regularly; this qualification fills in the gaps you need to gain employment in the horse industry.

Core Foundation Units

Partial ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care

Do you need to complete a pre-requisite course before you commence some of our more advanced courses?
These six foundation skills units are pre-requisites for some of our courses.

You will receive a Statement of Attainment showing that you understand horse behaviour and can work safely around horses and well as taking care of horses and the associated tasks.

Equine Stable Management

Equine Industry Professional

AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture

Are you already working in the horse industry or have some experience with horses and now you would like to gain a qualification so you can work at a higher level?

This course gives you the professional qualification to work in the horse industry and depending on the electives chosen, you can also progress towards other courses.

Horse/ Stable Manager

BSB42618 Certificate IV in New Small Business

Would you like to be qualified to look after a stable full of horses or an agistment/ livery/ boarding stable?

This qualification gives you the skills you need to take the responsibility of management as well as additional knowledge to care for a wide variety of horse situations that may happen with the horses in your care.

Equine Administration & Management

Own Horse Business

BSB42518 Certificate IV in Small Business Management

Do you already have a horse industry qualification, and now would like to use that qualification to start your own business?

In the Own Horse Business course you will learn about the requirements of running a business including the legal requirements, marketing, planning and managing your business so you can earn that profit you deserve.

Customised Horse Course

Foundation Horse Skills

ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care

Would you like a course with solid foundations in horse care and safety with chosen electives?

Depending on your chosen career, electives could be on horse care, stud work, administration, instructor or trail riding. If you already have experience with horses and would like to work towards your chosen career, talk to us about your options.

Practical Course Workshops

Flexible

Are you already enrolled in one of our courses, and would like to attend a practical workshop?

Even though you may have your practical tasks assessed by video or Third Party Report from a local approved Equine Industry Expert, another option is to attend a practical workshop at one of our pre-approved locations.

Book into Practical Workshop Here

Individual Course Units

Statement of Attainment

Do you need just one unit or a group of units?

Have a look at our individual unit prices to work out if enrolling in a full course is the best option or just enrolling in one or more individual units

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Statement of Attainment

Do you already have experience within the horse industry and would like to apply for Recognition of Prior leaning?

We have options for recognition of prior learning for individual units or for all the units in an individual course.

About
International
Horse College

Motto
People Safety and Horse Welfare

Mission
To improve the welfare of horses around the world through the safe education of their riders, handlers and trainers.

Vision
To have a world where people safely appreciate, respect and enjoy their horses and the horses appreciate, respect and enjoy their people.

Values
Horse Welfare is of utmost importance when humans have any interaction with horses.

Within our courses, we only utilize methods that promote safe and humane methods of interaction between horses and humans.

We support safe methods of educating riders, handlers and trainers about horse welfare.

Our
Happy Students

I would recommend the course to anyone. 

I wanted to have some sort of qualifications in the horse industry as I plan to work with horses in a future career, and thought Why not start now? . . . I would recommend the course to anyone who wants to gain a career or more knowledge in the horse industry.

Emily J
Working with Horses
Student

Our Latest Blogs/Podcasts

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The Cause of Horses’ Reactions on Windy Days

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