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Hillcrest Christian College – RTO 6441

Equestrian Trade Training Centre



Certificate II in Equine Studies

22246VIC





The 22246VIC Certificate II in EQUINE STUDIES provides students with the underpinning knowledge and skills to work in the 5th largest industry in Australia employing over 250,000 people.


Here at Hillcrest Christian College we offer training and education that has strong industry base requirement and practical focus. We encourage our students to participate in the hands on day to day organising and implementation of equine practices and care. Maintaining reasonable level of fitness is required.


Delivery Methods

We have three delivery options

Hillcrest Campus 30 sessions face to face on Wednesday afternoons 2.00 -5.30pm

Regional Venues (South East Gippsland and Mornington Peninsula) 20 sessions face to face and 6 all day practical sessions at Hillcrest. Subject to numbers.

Distant Education with online theory and assignments and 6 practical sessions.


Program length

The program is designed to be completed over a 2 year period with flexible learning options. Exit options are available at the completion of each qualification level to provide flexibility.



Students learn and participate in:


  • Work effectively in the industry
  • Handle horses safely
  • Work Safely in an equine organisation
  • Provide daily care for horses
  • Provide basic emergency life support
  • Equine anatomy
  • Equine Physiology
  • Implement Horse Health & Welfare Practices
  • Implement feeding programs for horses
  • Relate equine form and function
  • Assist in the conduct of an event
  • Demonstrate basic horse riding skills

Induction and Orientation

Orientation is at the commencement of each school year or course intake.


Career Courses

The course will enable individuals to enter further education with an equine focus. This includes courses offered by TAFE and private RTOs in agriculture, horse breeding, horse management, racing, as well as those offered by universities or higher education providers in science or agriculture with an equine specialization.

Examples of qualifications include:



  • RGR20108 Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand)
  • RGR30208 Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand)
  • RGR30108 Certificate III in Racing (Trackrider)
  • RGR40208 Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey)
  • RGR40308 Certificate IV in Racing (Harness Race Driver)
  • AHC30310 Certificate III in Horse Breeding
  • SIS20210 Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS30410 Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS40310 Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS50310 Diploma of Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS20410 Certificate II in Sport Career Oriented Participation
  • SIS30710 Certificate II in Sport Coaching
  • SIS30610 Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented Participation
  • IS30710 Certificate III in Sport Coaching
  • SIS40510 Certificate IV in Sport Coaching
  • 21924VIC Diploma of Equine Performance Management
  • 22186VIC Certificate IV in Horse Breeding (Stud Supervision)
  • 22139VIC Diploma of Horse Breeding (Stud Management)
  • Bachelor of Equine Studies
  • Bachelor of Equine Science

Any queries please contact

Mrs Inez Musgrove

Equestrian Trainer

Email: Inez.musgrove@hillcrest.vic.edu.au

Mobile: 0418 898 328



Hillcrest Christian College – RTO 6441

(Crest Education LTD)

AYR HILL EQUESTRIAN CENTRE



RGR30108 Certificate III in Racing 

- Track Rider


RGR30208 Certificate in Racing 

– Advanced Stable Hand



Certificate III in Racing - Track Rider

Course Code: RGR30108


Australia’s equine industry is the country’s fifth largest, and racing is a big part of this dynamic industry. Learn the skills needed to trial and race thoroughbred horses in a competitive environment. A track rider is a person who is independently engaged or employed to exercise thoroughbred horses on the instruction of a trainer. The duties require judgement and the ability to communicate information concerning horse health, performance and temperament accurately to the trainer as well as high level riding skills and the ability to interpret and relay information covering a variety of circumstances.


This course is delivered as a School Based Apprenticeship. This means students who are attending school, and have a strong interest in becoming a track rider are able to participate. Students need to find an employer where they can work for approx. 8 hours per week, and then a portion of the school week must be used to do the theoretical online training. This is overseen by the staff from Ayr Hill Equestrian Centre, and students enrol through the Racing Industry Skills Centre.


Attendance: 

Option One: Wednesday 2pm – 5.30. Students have to option of attending with other students and complete the online component of the course with a trainer on standby for guidance. This time slot is for 100% attendance is expected and can be structured around the students’ timetable and demands of the other VCE subjects.

Option Two: Complete the online component at home school during normal school timetable and take part in monthly catch-up with the trainer that may happen at the place of employment or and Ayr Hill Equestrian Centre.


Duration: 2 Years or less depending on level of experience, and skills gained from other courses. e.g. 22246VIC Certificate II in Equine Studies.


Cost: Less than $650


Course aims:

  • To provide recognized prior learning towards further studies in the RACING industry
  • To provide supervised practical sessions and hands on development of skills
  • To provide students with supervised practical experiences
  • Special emphasis on risk assessment and safe work practices, planning and communication in the racing industry
  • To provide up to 50% contact time during practical session with a range of suitable horses
  • Encouraging and safe learning environment
  • Develop racing strategies
  • Minimum age 16
  • This course provides training for a rider working to exercise thoroughbred horses within a racing stable. Track riders care for the horse’s individual needs of health, grooming, exercising and transporting and are also responsible for providing a safe and clean environment.

Requirements: reasonable to high level of physical stamina and strength with a moderate to high level of agility and coordination.


Prerequisites: It is highly recommended that participants complete the 22246Certificate II in Equine studies prior to entering this course.


Program:

.
Likely subjects
HTLTFA301B* 
Apply first aid
RGRCMN001A

Comply with the rules of racing and related protocols
RGRCMN202A

Achieve requirements for industry induction
RGRPSH201A
Handle horses
RGRPSH207A
Perform stable duties
RGRPSH405A
Ride horses in jumps outs
RGRPSH205A
Perform basic riding tasks
RGRPSH206A
Develop riding skills for flat work
RGRPSH307A
Exercise horses in pacework
RGRPSH404A
Ride horses at track work
 
.
likely subjects
RGRCMN201A

Follow OHS procedures and observe environmental work practices
RGRPSH420A

Participate in implementing racehorse exercising programs
PUACOM001B
Communicate in the workplace
RGRPSH202A
Assist with transportation of horses
RGRPSH208A
Attend horses to track work
RGRCMN003A
Manage personal health and fitness
RGRPSH407A
Educate thoroughbred horses for racing
RGRPSH306A
Develop basic track work riding skills
RGRPSH404A
Ride horses at track work
RGRPSH304A

Identify factors that affect racehorse performance


For more details please contact

Inez Musgrove, Equestrian Trainer

Email: Inez.musgrove@hillcrest.vic.edu.au

Phone: 0418 898 328



Certificate III in Racing – Advanced Stable hand

Course Code: RGR30208


Australia’s equine industry is the country’s fifth largest, and racing is a big part of this dynamic industry. Gain the practical experience and knowledge required for employment as a stable hand in a harness or thoroughbred racing stable. Learn skills such as grooming, transporting and track work. This is overseen by the staff from Ayr Hill Equestrian Centre, and students enrol through the Racing Industry Skills Centre.


This course is delivered as a School Based Apprenticeship. This means students who are attending school, and have a strong interest in becoming a stable hand are able to participate. Students need to find an employer where they can work for approx. 8 hours per week, and then a portion of the school week must be used to do the theoretical online training. This is overseen by the staff from Ayr Hill Equestrian Centre, and students enrol through the Racing Industry Skills Centre.


Attendance: 

Option One: Wednesday 2pm – 5.30. Students have to option of attending with other students and complete the online component of the course with a trainer on standby for guidance. This time slot is for 100% attendance is expected and can be structured around the students’ timetable and demands of the other VCE subjects.

Option Two: Complete the online component at home school during normal school timetable and take part in monthly catch-up with the trainer that may happen at the place of employment or and Ayr Hill Equestrian Centre.


Duration: 2 Years or less depending on level of experience, and skills gained from other courses. e.g. 22246VIC Certificate II in Equine Studies.


Cost: Less than $650


Course aims:

  • To provide recognized prior learning towards further studies, or sought after qualifications in the racing industries
  • To provide supervised weekly practical sessions and hands on development of skills
  • To provide students with supervised instruction experiences
  • Special emphasis on risk assessment and safe work practices, planning and communication
  • To provide up to 50% contact time during practical sessions with a range of suitable horses
  • Encouraging and safe learning environment
  • Develop racing industry strategies
  • Minimum age 16
  • This course provides training for a stable hand working under supervision within a horse racing stable. Stable hands care for the horse’s individual needs of feeding, grooming, exercising and transporting and are also responsible for providing a safe and clean environment. 


Program:

.
likely subjects
HTLTFA301B
Apply first aid 
RGRCMN001A

Comply with the rules of racing and related protocols
RGRCMN202A
Achieve requirements for industry induction
RGRPSH201A
Handle horses
RGRPSH207A
Perform stable duties
RGRPSH209A
Attend horses at race meetings and trials
CPPSEC3004A
Lead small teams in the security industry
RGRESH301A
Implement stable operations
RGRPSH309A
Implement feeding programs for racehorses under direction
 
.
likely subjects
RGRCMN201A

Follow OHS procedures and observe environmental work practices
RGRPSH 302A
Supervise handling of horses
SISEXMR201A
Respond to emergency situations
RGRPSH202A
Assist with transportation of horses
RGRPSH208A
Attend horses to track work
RGRPSH304A

Identify factors that affect race horse performance
BTBITU203A
Communicate electronically
RGRPSH308A

Provide first aid and emergency care for horses
RGRPSH303A
Supervise transportation of horses


Please note: Participants are required to be working full or part time within a racing stable.


Work Assessment Modules: May comprise Assignments, Multiple Choice Tests, Demonstration/Observation, Work Books, Third Party Reports.



For more detailed explanations please contact

Inez Musgrove, Equestrian Trainer

Email: inez.musgrove@hillcrest.vic.edu.au

Phone: 0418 898 328