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Horse Industry Professional – Traineeship

Certificate 3 in Business

Become a Professional in the Horse Industry

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Horse Industry Professional

Certificate 3 in Business

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You Have Arrived on this Page
at the Right Time to Enrol in a Traineeship!

If you would like to work in the horse industry and would also like to learn more about horses, then a Traineeship (or a School Based Traineeship) may be the position you are looking for!

You should be living in Queensland and eligible for this funding. In addition, you should have an employer who is able to employ and train you for the duration of your Traineeship. Your employer will be eligible for additional funding while you are doing your Traineeship.

At the end of your Traineeship, you also receive a qualification to continue your professional career in the horse industry.

If this sounds like you, then please contact us.

Course Summary

Would you like to work in the horse industry and study at the same time?

Or are you an employer who will benefit with some funding to help you employ and train a new member of staff?

With a Traineeship (or School Based Traineeship) agreement, it is a win/ win situation. The employer employees staff and trains them to work within their business (and receives funding), and the Trainee receives funded training to gain a qualification.  

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What Units of Competency are Included?

In your Horse Industry Professional course (BSB30115 Certificate III in Business), the following units of competency are included:

Core (1)
  • BSBWHS302 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
Specified Electives (7)
  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
  • BSBWOR302 Work effectively as an off-site worker
  • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • BSBFLM305 Support operational plan
  • BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness
  • BSBPRO301 Recommend products and services
  • BSBITU302 Create electronic presentations

 

 

Additional Electives* (Choose 3) 
  • ACMEQU304 Apply horse identification techniques
  • ACMEQU210 Lunge educated horses
  • ACMPHR401 Interpret equine behaviour
  • RGRPSH401 Provide care and treatment of horses
  • ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
  • SISOEQO304A Apply first aid for horses

* some electives may have pre-requisites

 

There is some flexibility within these units. If you would like to complete different units within your Horse Industry Professional course then please talk to us.

We may have your required units within another one of our courses, and can easily offer you a change of units within your course.

If you do not have extensive previous experience with horses or are under 18 years of age, you will be required to complete a pre-requisite course at Certificate II level which includes workplace health and safety, horse handling and safety, horse care, horse health and communication within the horse industry.

Currently there is no additional charge for this part of the course, however this could change without notice.

On successful completion of the ‘Horse Industry Professional’ course, you will receive the ‘BSB30115 Certificate III in Business 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 for your horse industry professional qualification has been designed for full time study, over 60 weeks (70 weeks including holidays).

However, it could take less time if you already have previous experience with horses or plan to study for more than 23 hours per week plan to study full time.

If you plan to study this course as well as school, college or University then please talk to use about a flexible schedule that allows more study time over your holidays.

If you already have previous experience and would like to study full time, this course about having your own horse business could take much less. Simply let us know if you would like to ‘fast track’ your course!

Of course you may study part time if you like and your enrolment will be valid for up to three years. If you would like to re-enrol for a further two years, 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 International 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 ‘Horse Industry Professional’ 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 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
  • have completed the foundation skills as listed below
  • at least thirteen (13) years of age to commence this Queensland Based Traineeship or School Based Traineeship
  • be employed by a Queensland employer
  • be approved by a Queensland school
  • have excellent reading, writing, speaking and listening English language skills
  • with previous qualifications with horses (essential for under 18 years) 
  • extensive previous experience with horses

Alternatively you may have sufficient life experience (at least 18 years) in lieu of the educational qualifications.

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?

  • Would you like to work in a horse business?
  • Would you like to study about how horse businesses work while you are employed?
  • Do you live in Queensland, Australia?
  • Would you like to increase your skills in the horse business you work in?
  • Would you like to learn more about the horse industry?
  • Do you plan to have a career with horses and would like a professional qualification?
  • Have you already been offered a Traineeship from a horse business? 
  • Would you just like to know that you are doing your horse business job 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?

It is ok!

It is not essential that you ride within a Traineeship or a School Based Traineeship, as long as you let your employer know before you commence your Traineeship

If you have any questions about riding, then please contact us.

Will this Course be Recognised in Another 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 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 gran 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?

Once you have completed your Traineeship or School Based Traineeship, we can have a meeting with your employer (and perhaps parents and school) to work out the best course for you to continue your education.

All of our courses work within the Australian Training Qualifications Framework (AQTF).

 

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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 development within the equine industry and 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.

Enquire About the Horse Industry Professional course NOW…

for Queensland Based Traineeships and
School Based Traineeships

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

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.”

Pam Shipman
Moura High School, Queensland

“The course is fun, educational and assists in broadening my knowledge of the equine world.”

Lisa H

“Materials have been relevant (to my career with horses) and interesting.”

Amanda E

 

“Very useful information. Pictures very appropriate.”

Belinda S

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

Wang L