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Looking for a launch into the Equine Industry with the Australian Equine Institute you and study and live your passion.

This course contributes towards your WACE Year 11 students obtain 2 units and Year 12 students obtain
4 units that’s a total of 6 units towards
your High School WACE

After School Plans?

Are you looking to work within the Equine Industry? It would have to be one of the hardest industries to step into. You need to have a friend like the AEI team to point you in the right direction.

The AEI team have been in your shoes before, just passing time at school to go out and get started working with horses. Don’t waste this time get your Equine studies started now so when you finish school you have all the qualifications and training that you need to hit the ground running.

Working with horses and different Career Pathways

After completing your Certificate III in Horsemanship 10135NAT (Riding, Handling & Behaviour) you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to work within a wide range of different equine positions.

Having Nationally Accredited Certificate III in Horsemanship is going to give you the skills and knowledge to not only improve your day to day equine life but also help you move into your specialised area.

See more information on the Career Pathways Flyer.

Do I need to know anything else about this course?

Unlike many other courses out there on the market this course is all about HORSES! Written by horse people for horse people.

What will I learn?

Over the 12 units you will be learning a wide range of new skills and knowledge.


HMSEPH301 - Demonstrate an understanding of the Evolution and Psychology of Equine Behaviour

HMSWHS301 - Apply Health and Safety Procedures in Equine Recreational Activities

MSPEA301 - Provide Equine Accommodation

HMSEWL301 - Comply with Equine Welfare and the Recreational Horse Industry

HMSEAP301 - Apply Principles of Equine Anatomy and Physiology

SISOEQU014 -Determine Nutritional Requirements for Sport or Recreational Horses

HMSGEM301 - Conduct Grooming of Horses

HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid

SISOEQO304A - Apply First Aid for Horses

HMSHHC302 - Undertake Preventative Equine Health Care

HMSEGT301 - Perform Equine Groundwork and Transportation

HMSURG308 - Undertake Riding at the Appropriate Skill Level

How do I study my Certificate III in Horsemanship (Riding, Handling & Behaviour)?

There are a few different options to best suit your location and situation.
You are best to discuss this with an AEI staff member upon enrolment.

Our Course content is made up of

  • Short question & answers
  • True or False questions
  • Interactive Diagrams
  • Video Tutorials
  • Power Point Presentations
  • 4 Practical Assessments out of 12 units (including First Aid)
  • Direct assessor feedback and support
  • Student Support chat system
  • The online portal is bursting with information and photos.

A combination of both practical and theory knowledge are the requirements for this qualification. Your skills and knowledge will flourish and develop throughout the course.

Am I eligible to do this course?

Being a Nationally Recgonised Qualification there is a few

  • Appropriate level of physical stamina and strength
  • Appropriate level of agility and coordination
  • Be 15 years or over at time of entry into the course
  • Horse, rider and all equipment to be used will be required to pass a safety/risk check to ensure student safety, the safety of others and the safety of horses in their care.
  • A Horse Identification Form (HIF) must be completed and submitted
  • Have adequate literacy and numeracy skills fit and healthy enough to meet the practical requirements of this course

    Before commencing in your course, students will be given a language, literacy and numeracy test to confirm their ability to complete this course without LLN support.
    If you have LLN needs, limited additional support will be offered to you during your course. If you have substantial LLN needs, we will contact
    your school about providing you with additional support.

If you believe you have pre-requisites (RPL – Recgonised Prior Learning) please be sure to talk to the friendly AEI staff about a credit transfer.

I’m not sure if I should do it or not, Is it the right course for me?

Answer yes to any of the below you need to call the AEI team on 1300 EQUINE to get started in 3 easy steps

  • Are you looking for an equine career?
  • Do you want to enhance your equine skills?
  • Not confident in what you are doing?
  • Want a professional equine qualification?
  • Looking to make some friends in the equine world?
  • Currently working in the equine industry with NO WHS Certificate?

What if I don’t own a horse?

No worries at all there is a few different ways to complete the 3 practical units that is done with horses. Give the AEI team a call to discuss the best option for you call 1300 EQUINE

Why is the Australian Equine Institute better than the rest?

Australian Equine Institute ensures that learning is interactive and enjoyable for students. Extensive student support is available and the AEI team are always happy to help students with learning difficulties or individual needs.

“We believe learning should be enjoyable and tailored for the individual”, says Roz Forsyth from the AEI team. “I enjoy every day as I see our student’s progress through the course and are buzzing with newfound confidence and skill”



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