Courses

Diploma of Horse Breeding (Stud Management)

22308VIC

Let your love of horses lead your career. Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Horse Breeding (Stud Management) will provide you with the skills and knowledge to get a great start as an equine industry professional. Fast-track your future in stud management or horse care.

Harness your career potential

Learn all aspects of horse breeding, including practical horse management, industry business skills and management of pastures, property and infrastructure.

Benefit from hands-on training at Northern Lodge Training Centre, our state-of-the-art equine specific teaching facility and other equine facilities and stud farms with which Melbourne Polytechnic has Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) arrangements.

Industry connections and resources

Our teachers are renowned industry experts.

You’ll also have the opportunity to visit many of Victoria’s leading thoroughbred horse studs.

Employment outcomes

You will be qualified to work in a wide range of occupations in the horse-breeding industry, as well as associated equine enterprises such as licensing bodies, transport, media, publishing and bloodstock.

Assessment

Assessment includes written and oral activities and tests, practical exercises and projects.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications are of an advanced and related nature. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to your previous associated equine studies aligning with current units of study. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For further information on our Diploma of Horse Breeding (Stud Management), please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA) on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

22308VIC

VTAC Code

Epping 6900210324

Campuses

EPPING, Yan Yean

Department

Agriculture and Animal Studies
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 18 months
3-4 days per week

Part-time: available

Fees

Eligible:$8000
Ineligible:$12700
Materials:$95

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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Assessment Methods

Assessment methods for this course include assignments, presentations, practical tasks, written and oral tests and written activities

Materials

We provide some horse handling equipment, such as safety vests. You will need riding or work boots and practical clothing that’s suitable for working outdoors around horses. You will be expected to have your own Australian Standards riding helmet prior to commencement of Supervise Raising Young Horses which is normally conducted in the second year of the course.
We will also provide you with a list of recommended books and required resources at the start of the course.

Entrance Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency and exit level 3 on the Launchpad Literacy and Numeracy test;
Other: Mature Age and exit level 3 on the Launchpad Literacy and Numeracy test or Certificate III in Racing and exit level 3 on the Launchpad Literacy and Numeracy test

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course may lead to a number of subject credits towards a higher qualification (including a degree) in an equine related study area.

Career Pathways

This course opens up a stable of career options in the horse-breeding industry. Further study could lead to professional roles in stud, equestrian, racing or business settings, or in valuable research roles

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

International Students

Code

22308VIC

CRICOS Code

094232F

Campuses

EPPING, YAN YEAN

Duration

Full-time: 18 months
3-4 days per week

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6000
  • Tuition fees per year: $12000
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Entrance Requirements


Academic Australian Year 11 equivalency and exit level 3 on the Launchpad Literacy and Numeracy test
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognised equivalency
Other: Mature Age and exit level 3 on the Launchpad Literacy and Numeracy test or Certificate III in Racing and exit level 3 on the Launchpad Literacy and Numeracy test

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods for this course include assignments, presentations, practical tasks, written and oral tests and written activities

Materials

We provide some horse handling equipment, such as safety vests. You will need riding or work boots and practical clothing that’s suitable for working outdoors around horses. You will be expected to have your own Australian Standards riding helmet prior to commencement of Supervise Raising Young Horses which is normally conducted in the second year of the course.
We will also provide you with a list of recommended books and required resources at the start of the course.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course may lead to a number of subject credits towards a higher qualification (including a degree) in an equine related study area.

Career Pathways

This course opens up a stable of career options in the horse-breeding industry. Further study could lead to professional roles in stud, equestrian, racing or business settings, or in valuable research roles

Enrolment Intake

  • February
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Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
ACMEQU402A Determine nutritional needs in provision of horse health care 60
ACMEQU403A Relate musculoskeletal structure to horse movement 120
ACMEQU405A MAINTAIN AND MONITOR HORSE HEALTH AND WELFARE 80
AHCBUS501A MANAGE STAFF 140
AHCHBR303A CARRY OUT MARE MATING PROCEDURES 60
AHCHBR401A CARRY OUT STUD STABLE MANAGEMENT DUTIES 80
AHCHBR402A SUPERVISE RAISING YOUNG HORSES 80
AHCLSK330A IMPLEMENT PROCEDURES FOR FOALING DOWN MARES 100
AHCLSK503A DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A BREEDING STRATEGY 160
VU21844 Manage a horse nutrition program 60
VU21845 Manage reproductive outcomes of stallions and mares 50
VU21846 Manage horse pastures 100
VU21847 Work with horses 40
VU21848 Manage OHS procedures and environmental work practices 60
VU21849 Development and monitor business operations 80

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.