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Diploma of Horse Breeding (Stud Management)

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.

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Important to Note:

Next enrolment intake for the Diploma of Horse Breeding (Stud Management), is February 2017.

Harness your career potential

You will learn about all aspects of horse breeding, including practical horse management, industry business skills and the management of pasture, farms, 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 Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)/arrangements.

Industry connections and resources

Our teachers are renowned industry experts, including horse behaviour specialist Jonathan McLean.

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

Employment outcomes

You will be qualified work in a wide range of occupations in the horse-breeding industry, as well as associated equine enterprises such as licensing bodies, equine dentists, 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 of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For further information on the 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

22139VIC

Campuses

EPPING, Yan Yean

Department

Agriculture and Animal Studies
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 2 years
3/4 days per week

Part-time: available

Fees

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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 most horse handling equipment, such as helmets and safety vests. You will need riding or Blundstone boots and practical clothing that’s suitable for working outdoors around horses. We’ll provide you with a list of required books and materials at the start of the course

Entrance Requirements

Academic Australian Year 11 equivalency and basic literacy and numeracy skills

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course may lead to a number of subject credits in the Associate Degree of Equine Studies or Bachelor of Equine Studies

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

International Students

Code

22139VIC

CRICOS Code

078289M

Campuses

EPPING

Duration

Full-time: 2 years
3/4 days per week

Entrance Requirements


Academic Australian Year 11 equivalency
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

Assessment Methods

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

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6750
  • Tuition fees per year: $13500
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Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course may lead to a number of subject credits in the Associate Degree of Equine Studies or Bachelor of Equine Studies

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
ACMEQU405A MAINTAIN AND MONITOR HORSE HEALTH AND WELFARE 80
AHCAGB505A Develop a whole farm plan 120
AHCAIS401A SUPERVISE ARTIFICIAL BREEDING AND/OR EMBRYO TRANSFER PROGRAMS 80
AHCHBR202A HANDLE YOUNG HORSES 40
AHCHBR303A CARRY OUT MARE MATING PROCEDURES OR ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION 60
AHCHBR305A HANDLE AND CARE FOR STALLIONS 60
AHCHBR401A CARRY OUT STUD STABLE MANAGEMENT DUTIES 80
AHCHBR402A SUPERVISE RAISING YOUNG HORSES 80
AHCLSK503A DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A BREEDING STRATEGY 160
VBP145 MANAGE PERSONAL TEAM AND STAFF WORK PRIORITIES AND DEVELOPMENT 60
VBP161 DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A MARKETING PLAN FOR STUD STOCK 80
VU20496 WORK WITH HORSES 40
VU20497 MANAGE HORSE HEALTH AND WELFARE 60
VU20498 IMPLEMENT PROCEDURES FOR FOALING DOWN MARES 60
VU20499 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR THE HORSE NUTRITION PROGRAM 40
VU20500 MANAGE O.H. & S PROCEDURES AND MONITOR ENVIRONMENTAL WORK 60
VU20501 MANAGE HORSE NUTRITION 50
VU20502 MANAGE REPRODUCTION OUTCOMES OF STALLIONS AND MARES 50

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.