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Unit Summary

Each individual course unit has been customised to the horse industry. Further details about these units are available on Training.gov.au


What Units of Competency are Included?

The following units of competency are currently available for individual purchase. These are online training and assessment only and include phone and email support, phone tutorials, and video assessments.

They do not include workshops or practical assessments.

Any with (*) have prerequisite units to be completed prior.

ACMEQU212  Handle horses safely $743.00
ACMEQU213 Follow safe work practices in equine industries $743.00
ACMEQU214 Prepare to work safely around horses $633.00
ACMEQU215* Provide daily care for horses $743.00
ACMEQU216* Check and treat horses $743.00
ACMEQU217* Load and unload horses $743.00
ACMEQU220* Lunge educated horses $743.00
ACMEQU305* Implement a horse health program $1,073.00
ACMEQU306* Provide routine care for horses $1,073.00
ACMEQU402 Determine nutritional needs in the provision of horse healthcare $1,073.00
ACMGAS202 Participate in workplace communications $523.00
ACMGEN311 Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing $743.00
ACMINF302 Follow equine biosecurity and infection control procedures $633.00
ACMPHR401 Interpret equine behaviour $1,073.00
ACMPHR402 Manage horses to meet performance horse sport requirements $1,073.00
ACMPHR403 Evaluate equine training methodologies $1,403.00
ACMPHR505 Manage fitness in performance horses $1,403.00
AHCLSK211 Provide feed for livestock $633.00
AHCLSK316 Prepare livestock for competition $523.00
AHCLSK331 Comply with animal welfare requirements $523.00
AHCMER301 Process customer complaints $523.00
AHCWHS202 Participate in workplace health and safety processes $523.00
AHCWHS302 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes $523.00
AHCWRK211 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices $743.00
AHCWRK212 Work effectively in the industry $523.00
AHCWRK213 Participate in workplace communications $523.00
AHCWRK216 Provide information on products and services $523.00
AHCWRK314 Monitor weather conditions $523.00
AHCWRK320 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices $523.00
AHCWRK321 Provide on-job training support $523.00
AHCWRK322 Conduct site inspections $523.00
BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans $743.00
BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements for new business ventures $743.00
BSBESB403 Plan finances for new business ventures $743.00
BSBESB404 Market new business ventures $743.00
BSBESB406 Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures $743.00
BSBESB407 Manage finances for new business ventures $743.00
BSBINS201 Process and maintain workplace information $523.00
BSBMKG434 Promote products and services $743.00
BSBOPS201 Work effectively in business environments $523.00
BSBOPS203 Deliver a service to customers $743.00
BSBOPS305 Process customer complaints $743.00
BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes $743.00
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk $743.00
BSBPEF202 Plan and apply time management $523.00
BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities $743.00
BSBSTR301 Contribute to continuous improvement $743.00
BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices $743.00
BSBTEC201 Use business software applications $523.00
BSBTEC202 Use digital technologies to communicate in a work environment $633.00
BSBTEC203 Research using the Internet $523.00
BSBTWK503 Manage meetings $743.00
BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others $523.00
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety $523.00
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety $523.00
RGRHBR304* Assess the suitability of horses for specific uses $1,073.00
RGRPSH101 Catch and handle quiet horses under supervision $633.00
RGRPSH102 Perform basic stable duties $633.00
RGRPSH201 Handle racehorses in stables and at trackwork $743.00
RGRPSH207* Perform racing stable duties $853.00
RGRPSH308  Provide first aid and emergency care for horses or other equines $1,073.00
RGRPSH401 Provide care and treatment of horses(racehorses) $1,073.00
SISOEQU001 Handle horses $853.00
SISOEQU007* Instruct horse-handling skills $1,064.75
SISOEQU008 Instruct fundamental horse riding skills $1,403.00
SISOEQU010 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks for horse handling and riding activities $1,064.75
SISOEQU014 Determine nutritional requirements for sport or recreational horses $1,073.00
SISSEQS001 Coach individual participants in the introduction of equestrian activities $1,403.00
SISSEQS002 Coach unofficial local competition competitors in equestrian $1,403.00
SISSEQS003 Coach official national competition participants in equestrian $1,403.00
SISSSCO004 Plan, conduct and review coaching programs $1,403.00
SISSSCO007 Apply sports psychology principles $633.00
SISSSCO008 Apply anti-doping policies $633.00
SISSSCO011 Manage integrity in sport $633.00
SISXFAC006 Maintain activity equipment $633.00
SISXIND009 Respond to interpersonal conflict $633.00
SITXCOM010 Manage conflict $633.00
SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people $743.00

How Long Will My Course Take?

Depending on the unit/s chosen and your previous experience with horses, this unit could take a few hours or much longer.

If you only choose one unit, your enrolment will last six months. If you need longer than this to complete your study then please let us know

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 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 Individual Course Unit/s 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 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.

Will I be Accepted into this Course?

Depending on the individual unit selected, to be accepted into most of these units 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 8 (Queensland Education)
  • or equivalent to nine 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

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.


What Do I need to Supply for this Units?

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)
  • 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.

Is this the Right Unit for Me?

There are lots of reasons why people choose to study an individual unit. Some of them could be


  • You may need it to complete a course
  • It could be a work requirement
  • As a pre-requisite for another unit
  • You may choose to study one unit at a time
  • Or you like to choose units to suit your interests
  • You could be an employer and you need units to assist with your legal compliance

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! There are lots of individual course units you can choose without the requirement to ride.

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?

This will depend on the unit/s studied

Please talk to us about further study and work opportunities for your individual unit choice/s


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 Online Horse College. Here are top five reasons why students like to study with us

  • Flexible online courses
  • Enquine 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 ion the updated course before the teach-out period at no addiontional cost to you.

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Enrol in your ‘Individual Course Units’ Online Only Course NOW

  1. Have a look at our price list for individual course units
  2. Choose unit/s from our Price List
  3. Click on ‘Enrol Now’ button
  4. Choose either
    • a. Enrolment (new students) or
    • b. Re-Enrolment (previous students)
    • c. Current Enrolment (current students)
  5. Choose unit/s

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

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


  • PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP (Either Birther 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 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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