Horse Handling Instructor
Statement of Attainment from Certificate III in Rural Operations
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Horse Handling & Safety
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Horse Handling Instructor
Statement of Attainment from AHC30816 Certificate III in Rural Operations
The Horse Handling Instructor course will give you a professional qualification to teach people about horse handling and safety.
This full course qualification includes those who are new to horses and to complement your existing skills so you can teach Equine Facilitated Learning and other unmounted activities with horses.
There is some flexibility within these units. If you would like to complete additional units within your Fast Track Horse Handling Instructor course then please talk to us.
We may have already completed one or some of these units within another one of our courses, please let us know so we can apply a discount to your course.
You must have extensive previous experience supervising horse handling (at least 50 hours) and be over 18 years of age to commence this course.
If you do not meet these pre-requisites, please look at our other options which may include the Horse Riding Instructor course. The Horse Riding Instructor is a full certificate course and is delivered over a longer period of time which will allow you to establish the knowledge and skills required to become a qualified Horse Riding Instructor.
If you do not wish to teach mounted riding, then talk to us about customising a course for you.
On successful completion of the ‘Horse Handling Instructor’ course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment with the above units from the AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations.
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.
How Long Will My Course Take?
If you already have extensive previous experience, this course should be completed in a very short period of time. It is not Centrelink approved, and for experienced professionals the theory could be completed in a couple of weeks.
Otherwise it could take up to three months, with 50 hours of practical teaching experience to be gained during that time.
Sometimes life gets in the way and you may not complete this course as quickly as you think so we will keep your student portal open to give you access to your course for up to one year. If you need longer then please let us know.
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
This ‘Horse Handling Instructor’ 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!
Are There Any Practical Tasks Within My Course?
Of course! Horses are live animals and learning about horse behaviour, especially when people are unfamiliar with horses is an essential part of this course.
To meet the practical coaching components of the course;
What Do I need to Supply for this Course?
For you to study this course, you will need to supply
Is this the Right Course for Me?
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 to become a qualified horse handling instructor.
You can complete the riding theory in preparation for your teaching components and then (only if you choose) you can complete the riding at a later date.
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 Australia, 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 by 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 grant RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) into their qualifications from your studies at International Horse College.
What Further Study or Work
Opportunities are Available
on Completion of My Course?
When you have completed the ‘Horse Handling Instructor course, you can enrol in our ‘Horse Riding Instructor’ or ‘Own Horse Business’ courses.
The ‘Horse Handling Instructor’ qualification is recognized as a professional horse riding instructor qualification and is suitable to gain insurance for teaching horse riding.
The ‘Horse Riding Instructor’ course will give you the knowledge and skills required to teach people how to ride safely and confidently.
The ‘Own Horse Business’ course can support you to either set up your own business or make your existing business more profitable.
Some of this Horse Handling Instructor course can also be credited towards both ‘Specialised Horse riding Instructor’ and ‘Own Horse Business’ courses.
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 Horse Handling Instructor 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 $1,200.00 off!
Which means your course is now only $1,270.
(including $200.00 Enrolment Fee)
With a Budget Option of only $141/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
(You Save $1,200)
(You Save $60 Monthly)
10 Weekly Payments
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
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.”
Moura High School, Queensland
“The course is fun, educational and assists in broadening my knowledge of the equine world.”
“Materials have been relevant (to my career with horses) and interesting.”
“Very useful information. Pictures very appropriate.”
“This course gives me a systematic knowledge of horse industry”