Important Information

Delivery and Cost

This course aims to provide equine skills that can lead to pathways in all sectors of the equine industry. Units of study may include: handle horses safely, equine anatomy, provide first aid, apply knowledge of horse behaviour as well as other courses

Note: details below are subject to change

This course is delivered at Hillcrest Christian College. At the time of publication, next years VETiS materials charges have not been determined. A materials fee of $615 per year will be required to be paid on course counselling day. Once materials fees are known, parents will either be reimbursed if overcharged or invoiced for outstanding fees.

Possible Career/Further study pathways

After further study, possible future employment outcomes include Stud Nurse, Stud Manager, Stable Hand, Racehorse Trainer, Equine Dentistry, Equine Farrier, Equine Therapy

Provides an excellent grounding for further studies in Horse Breeding, Horse Management, Racing, Outdoor Recreation, Sport Coaching, Equine Science, Equine Nutrition or Performance Horse Management.

Work Placement requirements

A minimum of 40 hours per year is required – assisted placement in industry

Special comments about the program

Students must complete work placement.

Students may be required to show proof of current tetanus vaccination.

This is a two year program.

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the scored units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Equine Studies must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student’s best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study.