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Core Foundation Units

Statement of Attainment

Get Your Pre-Requisites For Your Higher Level Courses

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Core Foundation Units

Statement of Attainment from ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care

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We have just moved the Core Foundation Units course over to our new portal and are giving a substantial discount to the first few students who would like to Beta Test this new portal!

Don’t worry, this is still an accredited course with the same high quality of instruction you would expect from a Government Accredited Registered Training Organisation.

Everything has already been tested internally, so we don’t expect that there will be any hiccups. However, if there were then it is only a matter of advising our Student Support Officer and they will be fixed.

The Beta testing is just so you give us some feedback on how you find the new portal and to see if you have any suggested improvements.

Once you have decided to become one of our Beta Testers, please keep reading to find out the details of how to gain core foundation horse skills, and get a Government Accredited qualification to show that you have these skills. Then get ready to go onto your next career option while you take advantage of this opportunity to enrol while the cost is still within reach…

Course Summary

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.

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What Units of Competency are Included?

In your Core Foundation Units course (Statement of Attainment from ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care), the following units of competency are included:

  • ACMEQU201 Work safely in industries with horses
  • ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely
  • ACMEQU203 Provide basic care of horses
  • ACMEQU204 Perform daily tasks in the horse industry
  • ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
  • ACMGAS202 Participate in workplace communications

There is some flexibility within this course and we can include some elective units. If you would like to complete additional units within your Core Fundamental Units course then please talk to us.

We may be able to units from within another one of our courses, and can easily offer you additional elective units within your course.

If you do not have extensive previous experience with horses or are under 18 years then this course is a compulsory pre-requisite to higher level courses.

On successful completion of the ‘Core Foundation Skills’ course, you will receive a Statement if Attainment from the  ‘ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care’ qualification.

We want you to be qualified in the latest, most up to date courses. If the Training Package changes while you are enrolled then we will do our best to change your course into the new Training Package as early as possible.

Also, we monitor the latest demands of the horse industry and we continually update our courses to meet these demands and to give you the best course possible.

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How Long Will My Course Take?

This course about foundational horse skills has been designed for fast track study, prior to a higher level course.

Of course your enrolment will be valid for up to a year. If you would like to re-enrol for a further year, simply contact us for your updated enrolment details.

What Part of the Course is Delivered Online?

All theory lessons are delivered online through your secure web portal with a range of resources such as

  • Workbooks
  • Extension Lessons/Homework
  • Video Tutorials
  • Power Point Presentations
  • 24 x 7 Email Support access
  • You will have access to the Online Horse
    College team through phone, email and Skype

    And Much, Much More!

The theory component is assessed through International Horse College and the practical component may be completed through a variety of methods as outlined below

This ‘Core Foundation Units’ course will be much more straightforward if you have easy access to an equestrian centre environment where you can regularly practice your skills

You will also be able to have regular phone tutorials during the course. These can be booked whenever you need additional support.

Although they will need to be confirmed with us, when you complete many of your online assessments then you will know the results immediately!

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Are There Any Practical Tasks Within My Course?

Of course! Horses are live animals and learning about horse behaviour, especially when they are ridden is an essential part of this course.

To meet the practical coaching components of the course;

  • A combination of practical skills and theoretical knowledge are the main requirements for this qualification and these skills will be developed throughout the course.
  • There are a few options to complete the practical requirements of this course, depending on your location, time available and other commitments.
  • There may be some components of your course that may be completed by RPL from prior qualifications, references or third party reports.
  • Our most popular option is for assessment of practical tasks to be done by video. There are instructions for the submission of video (usually through YouTube.com) within your course content.
  • If any resubmissions are required, you will receive feedback from our qualified trainer assessors
  • If you need further practical experience with horses before submitting your video, this could be done in your local area or with contacts you already have within the horse industry.
  • Please use our checklist to confirm the requirements of a suitable equestrian environment to gain further practical experience with horses https://www.InternationalHorseCollege.com/equestrian-environment-checklist
  • If you already have a horse care teacher or equestrian coach, they may be already qualified to supervise and/ or assess your practical assessments or even give us a Third Party Report. (There is an application process for assessors that must be completed prior to your assessment).
  • Other people who may be qualified to supervise and/ or assess could be your riding instructor, the owner/manager of your stable, or someone-one else you know who has considerable experience with horses. The cost for the practical assessments is paid directly to the assessor or person providing the report/s.
  • If you prefer to study the practical components of your course in an on campus mode, we hold five day practical workshops about four times during the year at Caboolture (Qld, Australia). There is a discounted charge if you pay for your workshop with your enrolment. It may also be possible to organise workshops at your centre, although there will probably be an additional charge for this.
  • You may also be required to self assess and peer assess your practical activities with horses. A peer may be some-one with around the same experience as you with horses. They act as a mirror and mark off your checklist as you complete your activities.
  • We may also conduct some verbal assessments during a phone call or phone tutorial. Some of the practical assessments may be simulated when it is impractical to assess in a realistic setting.
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Will I be Accepted into this Course?

To be accepted into this course, you should be:

  • fit and healthy enough to meet the practical requirements of this course
  • at least fifteen (12) years of age to commence this course
  • completed equivalent to Year 7 (Queensland Education)
  • or equivalent to twelve years full-time study in the English language
  • or equivalent to thirteen years full-time study in another language
    • with excellent reading, writing, speaking and listening English language skills
    • with previous qualifications or extensive experience with horses

This course is delivered and assessed in English, so if English is not your first language you should be able to read, write, listen and speak the English language in an excellent manner prior to enrolment so you can maximise your learning.

If you believe you have equivalent pre-requisites to enter this course, or a very good reason why you cannot meet these pre-requisites, please contact us to discuss alternative ways to enter this course.

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What Do I need to Supply for this Course?

For you to study this course, you will need to supply

  • A computer with Internet access
  • Microsoft Office suite (preferable but not essential)
  • Printer
  • Scanner (preferable but not essential)
  • Skype software (free) for phone tutorials
  • Other free software as advised during the course
  • An equestrian environment for practical training and assessments, ideally in a commercial setting (see our checklist)
  • Groups of riders where you can gain experience teaching your specialised skills
  • Suitable horses for your practical activities
  • A supervisor who has experience with horses and in particular in the section you are studying. As horse activities are of a high risk nature, it is essential that when you are attempting unfamiliar activities you
    • have completed the theory components prior to attempting the practical components
    • are under the supervision of an experienced horse person who can perform the task competently. This supervisor should have performed the task many times, is able to advise you on the risks and show you how to minimise the risks. They should continue to supervise you until you have shown that you are doing the task satisfactorily according to industry standards.
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Is this the Right Course for Me?

  • Do you love caring for horses?
  • Would you like a professional equine qualification?
  • Would you like to learn more about horses?
  • Is safety around horses an important consideration for you?
  • Would you like to make sure you have the correct foundational knowledge and skills with horses?
  • Would you like to start your career with horses?
  • Would you just like to know that you are training your horse correctly?

If you have said ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, then YES… this is the right course for you!

What if I Can’t Ride Any More?

Great news! Riding is not compulsory for this course, so you won’t need to ride during your course.

Will this Course be Recognised in My Country ?

Our distance learning equine studies all work within the Australian Training Qualifications Framework (AQTF).

We provide a Pathway from High School through our Certificate and Diploma courses that give recognised credit into University courses.

These distance learning equine courses are registered in Autralia, but because they are taught by distance education, students can access them around the world and still receive their educational qualifications

Most countries recognise qualifications delivered and accredited bu Registered Training Organisations in Australia. They are often held in higher regard to qualifications issued in their own country!

If your country has equestrian and equine qualifications, they may be able to gran RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) into their qualifications from your studies at Online Horse College.

What Further Study or Work
Opportunities are Available
on Completion of My Course?

When you have completed the ‘Core Foundation Units’ course, you can enrol in our ‘Specialised Horseriding Instructor’ or ‘Own Horse Business’ courses.

The ‘Horse Riding Instructor’ qualification is recognized as a professional horse riding instructor qualification and is suitable to gain insurance for teaching horse riding. Some of this course can also be credited towards both ‘Specialised Horseriding Instructor’ and ‘Own Horse Business’ courses.

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Why Should I Study at International Horse College?

Hundreds of happy students before you would like to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity of studying with International Horse College. Here are top five reasons why students like to study with us

  • Flexible online courses
  • Equine career pathway
  • Approachable, friendly staff
  • Affordable payment options
  • Internationally recognised courses

We keep abreast with the latest developments within the equine industry and as Training Packages and courses are revised, we will re-enrol you in the updated course before the teach-out period at no additional cost to you.

Enrol in the Core Foundation Units NOW…

while the price is still within reach!

This Course was $2,470.00

Now, if you would like to test our new portal, take $800.00 off!

Which means your course is now only $1,670.

(including $200.00 Enrolment Fee)

With a Budget Option of only $185/week!

What you Receive With This Enrolment

  • Complete online course through your dedicated Student Portal
  • Student support throughout your course
  • Submit videos assessments for your practical tasks or use one of our other options

Discounted Price

Single Payment of
$2,470
$1,670
(You Save $800)

Monthly Payments

3 Monthly Payments of
$672
$612
(You Save $60 Monthly)

Budget Option

10 Weekly Payments

$185

Easy payment Option

As you are undertaking an Australian qualification on the National Training Framework, you must provide the following identification

IF YOU ARE IN AUSTRALIA

  • PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP (Either Birth Certificate Medicare Card or Passport for any Country)
  • PROOF OF RESIDENCY (Drivers Licence / 18+ Card / Bank Statement / Centrelink Card/ Utility Bill / AEC Letter displaying your current residential address)
  • USI (Unique Student Identifier,) details found on this link www.USI.gov.au
  • PROOF OF PRIOR EDUCATION OR CERTIFICATES Funded students will require additional identification as stated on your Enrolment Form
  • Funded students will require additional identification as stated on your Enrolment Form

IF YOU ARE OVERSEAS

  • PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP
    (If you are able to provide Birth Certificate or Passport then please contact us)
  • PROOF of ID (a form of photo identification preferably)
  • PROOF of Prior Education or Certificates
Please call us on (07) 3102 5498 if you would like to find out more and to discuss your course identification options.

Our Happy Students

“As a horse lover, owner/rider and pony club instructor I have been using the online course Cert II in Business (Working with Horses) for the last two years with 3 high school students. I have found the course interesting and engaging and all three girls have completed the course and gained their accreditation. Personally I enjoy getting the emails that Glenys sends out as they always contain so much good down to earth information and always on varying topics. The content has never failed to resonate with my own years of experience and personal feelings for the horse. I keep them all in a special file and revisit when I want a boost. Well done Glenys and the team.”

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“This course gives me a systematic knowledge of horse industry”

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