New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Level 2)

Strategic Purpose Statement

This qualification covers the knowledge and skills needed for new entrants to the equine industry with the broad skills and knowledge necessary for further employment in the specialist sector of the equine industry.

Graduate Profile

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Feed and groom a horse to a basic level
  • Clean and maintain stables and equipment
  • Prepare horses for travel (i.e. loading and unloading)
  • Maintain and repair equine fencing
  • Follow instructions and report potential problems
  • Assist in promoting good health and welfare in horses

Education Pathways

Completion of this qualification can lead to higher levels of study within the equine sector, with Level 3 in Equine Stable Procedures being the next progression. From here, an individual may branch into specialists areas under the equine umbrella.

Employment Pathway

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills, knowledge and experience to perform tasks under supervision in the equine industry.

This qualification will prepare a graduate for a career in the equine industry as a stable hand, track work rider, stud groom and/or saddlery assistant.

Entry Criteria

The student must have a physical capability to cope with the practical demands of the qualification.

Youth Guarantee criteria may apply. Fees free for eligible students, contact us for eligibility criteria and course fees, if applicable. Programme approved for international students.

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