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The Australian Equine Institute was established in 2010, as a division of the Intercept Group Pty Ltd
At AEI our aim is to help you gain extensive knowledge and skills that will give you newfound confidence and improve your equine skills & education.
We offer two Nationally Recognised courses at both the Certificate II and Certificate III level, that can be completed via distance education using our interactive E-learning (Online) platform or via workbooks.
Make the most of this time; study horses and also gain points towards your leaving certificate!

WA: 6 points
QLD: 8 points
SA: 110 points/credits
NT: 110 points/credits
VIC: 6 points
TAS: 81 points
NSW: 4 units* 
*In NSW Performance Horse HSC VET courses count as board endorsed unit credit for the HSC but do not contribute towards an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) 


Complete the enrollment form by clicking on the above link and email the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be up and running within 24 hours! 

The course is completely self-paced, designed to allow anyone to be able to complete. This course is designed for ANYONE over the age of 15 that wants to learn more about their equine friend. We have many mature age students and school aged students complete the course.
From the casual horse rider wanting to increase their knowledge of horses, A school student looking to study Equine while in school, people looking for employment in the equine industry, parents of “horse mad” kids wanting to speak the same language, “nervous nellies” getting back into riding after a break wanting to feel more confident to the seasoned competitor looking to enhance their knowledge and skills

If you are a school student looking to complete a Qualification as a part of your VET in schools, or a teacher looking on behalf of a student. Please click the below link.

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The course provides relevant and informative units that will equip you with the skills and knowledge to further your equestrian career and enhance your recreational riding ability – regardless if you have experience or are just starting out.
Attaining a Nationally Recognised Qualification can help launch a new career or simply provide you with valuable knowledge and skills.

Some main career pathways include:

• Jillaroo/Jackaroo
• Stablehand
• Trail ride leader
• Vet nurse
• Equine dentist
• Track work rider
• Strapper
• Yearling prep
• Broodmare assistant
• Excersise rider
• Stable manager
• Riding school instructor
• Horse breaker


Our course is delivered online via our unique study portal or via workbooks & can be completed in the comfort of your own home or at school from anywhere in Australia.
We do not offer face to face courses as this course is designed to be completed online and at home with your own horse or a loan horse.


The course is made up of 15 Units (+ HLTAID003 Provide First Aid) HLTAID003 Provide First Aid can be completed with any Registered Training Organisation in your local area.

Each unit has both theory and practical tasks with the practical tasks involve completing a series of tasks including handling, transporting, lunging, and administering First Aid for horses.

The Units included are:


Apply knowledge of horse behaviour


Handle horses safely


Care for performance horses


Maintain the health and welfare of performance horses


Contribute to work health and safety processes


Communicate in the workplace


Apply environmentally sustainable work practices


Apply first aid for horses


Lunge educated horses


Prevent and treat equine injury and disease


Carry out basic hoof procedures


Apply biosecurity measures


Determine nutritional needs in provision of horse health care


Source and use information on the events industry


Apply knowledge of minimizing impact of falling from a horse


Provide first aid
- This unit is completed externally and is not offered online.
if you have already completed the HLTAID003 then you can apply for a credit transfer for this unit.


This course is self paced and can be comfortably completed within 24 months. 


Each unit contains theory and practical components.

To complete the practical tasks within this course students are required to have access to at least three (3) calm, consistent and obedient horses. (These horses can be your own, borrowed or leased)

This course is designed for students to be able to complete from anywhere in Australia. To achieve this we use a variety of methods to conduct your practical assessments. These assessment methods include:

  • Video submissions
  • Third Party Reports/Observations
  • Level One Equine Coach Observation Reports
  • Projects and Portfolios
  • Evidence of documentation


  • All students will be required to undergo a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) quiz.
  • Be 15 years or over at the time of entry into the course
  • Appropriate level of physical stamina, strength agility and coordination
  • Access to 3 calm, consistent and obedient horses
  • Students will need to have access to a Level one equine coach and/or have a suitable supervisor over the age of 18 who can maintain safety while video footage of the tasks is taken. 



Complete the enrollment form by clicking on the above link and email the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be up and running within 24 hours! 


Please fee free to give us a call on 1300 EQUINE (378 463) 


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