Our Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology majoring in Equine Studies will help turn your love of horses into your career.
Equine Studies Major
The Equine Studies Major will give you extensive knowledge, understanding, skill development, practical application and networking opportunities to reach your goal in the equine industry. Whether you choose to breed or train horses, work as a stud/horse facility manager; bloodstock agent; nutritionist; vet technician; educate others in this field; follow a career in an equine service industry; pursue research or conduct an equine business, you are well prepared to achieve success. This unique program will couple an education in Agriculture with an Equine Specialisation; thus giving you a strong platform that will provide you with, technological principles and a hands on approach to promote life-long learning.
The major has a strong industry focus covering a concise introduction to the Australian and International industry, the practical skills required for industry employment, anatomy & physiology, behaviour, nutrition, reproduction, health, and much more.
A choice of elective subjects equips you with the practical skills and scientific knowledge you’ll need to make evidence-based decisions. La Trobe University deliver this program through Melbourne Polytechnic. It is a unique program in equine science, ensuring you’ll be industry-ready when you graduate.
This degree is an applied qualification in Equine studies that will put you at the forefront of specialist knowledge and provide you with practical skills ready for the demands of industry. The program will cover Equine business, behaviour, nutrition, pastures, reproduction, health, training, anatomy and physiology and much more.
The Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology Equine Studies major offers a distinctive program in Australian education that you can undertake either full-time or part-time. Study while you work with our blended delivery program that balances both self-directed online learning, with hands on practical experience in Equine Studies via our intensive workshops, virtual classes and industry participation.
A partnership for success
La Trobe University deliver this program through Melbourne Polytechnic. See the La Trobe program here and ask us about enrolling.
Two industry placement subjects are offered in this program to enable students to evidence their industry skills.
Second and Third Year Industry Placement subjects are available in this program. This will enable the student to provide evidence of industry experience and exposure to possible employment opportunities.
Assessments are a mixture of essays, reports, problem solving tasks, quizzes, case studies, oral presentations, group activities, practical competencies, reflective journals, tutorial tasks, literature reviews and examinations.
How To Apply?
Applications for the Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology degree can be made via VTAC code 2100322791 or by direct entry through La Trobe University. Once students have been accepted into the program, they can chose to study any of the majors thus providing students with a fulfilling and professional career across all sectors of the equine industry.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You can apply for RPL when you have evidence of extensive career experience or you can apply for advanced standing (credits) based on previous qualifications. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to La Trobe Academic Credit policy and associated procedures.
VTAC CodeCommonwealth Supported Places 2100322791 - La Trobe University See the La Trobe program here and ask us about enrolling
CampusesEpping, Yan Yean
DepartmentAgriculture and Animal Studies - HE
Modes of Delivery
Blended, Face-to-face, Blended online
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Assessment MethodsAssessments are a mixture of essays, reports, problem solving tasks, quizzes, case studies, oral presentations, group activities, practical competencies, reflective journals, tutorial tasks, literature reviews and examinations.
Entrance RequirementsFor details of the Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology entry requirements click the following link: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/courses/bachelor-of-agriculture-and-technology
Pathways to further studyHonours, masters, PhD.
Units Of Study
Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.
|AGR1AST||AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY|
|AGR1SSM||STUD AND STABLE MANAGEMENT|
|AGR3RP1||APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT 1|
|AGR3RP2||APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT 2|
|SCI1LS1||LIVING SYSTEMS 1|
|SCI1LS2||LIVING SYSTEMS 2|
|SCI2SED||STATISTICS AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN|
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 7.
This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).