4 years full time / part time
4 years full time / part time
Turn your passion for working with horses into a specialised career. The equestrian industry brings more than $1 billion to the Australian economy every year and includes a range of specialised professions from trainers and breeders to farriers and stablehands. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Farriery allows you to develop specialised skills you’ll need for shoeing horses as well as general equine care.
Learn key practical skills for this essential equine trade under the supervision of expert farriers. You’ll practice hands-on skills like welding, smithing and using power tools for horseshoe making, as well as learning how to detect faults and defects in horses. You can study full time or as part of on-the-job training, depending on your circumstances and goals. Either way, you can build your confidence by practicing in simulated or real work environments. Melbourne Polytechnic is the leading provider of equine studies in Victoria. Our industry connections with the Victorian Master Farriers Association and other industry bodies, offer unique opportunities for our farriery students, including workshops with Melbourne Cup-winning farriers, attending The Mustad Asian Pacific Farrier Conference and other farriery events.
After completing this course, you’ll be a fully qualified and accredited farrier, well grounded in the skills you need and work as a sub-contractor or self-employed farrier. With specialised, sought after skills, you can work anywhere around Australia and the world in a range of equine-based industries.
This apprenticeship is an accredited course, which will equip students for employment in the farriery trade.
"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
Subjects essentially theoretical may be measured through oral questioning in class, written tests, assignments and personal research projects. Practical skills will be assessed by staff, and through industry assessments such as on the job assessment or workplace simulation
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|ACMFAR306||MAINTAIN, REPAIR AND MANUFACTURE HAND TOOLS USED IN FARRIERY||Core||50|
|ACMFAR305||PERFORM WELDING TASKS USING A FORGE||Core||20|
|ACMFAR301||HANDLE EQUINES SAFELY DURING FARRIERY SERVICES||Core||20|
|ACMFAR302||WORK EFFECTIVELY AS A FARRIER||Core||20|
|ACMFAR304||RESPOND TO EMERGENCIES AND APPLY FIRST AID||Core||50|
|ACMFAR303||PERFORM ROUTINE DAY-TO-DAY FARRIERY ACTIVITIES||Core||20|
|ACMFAR311||FIT SHOES TO ALLEVIATE SEVERE FAULTS AND DEFECTS IN EQUINES||Core||100|
|ACMFAR307||MAKE STANDARD SHOES FOR A RANGE OF EQUINES||Core||80|
|ACMFAR310||FIX SHOES TO ALLEVIATE MODERATE FAULTS AND DEFECTS IN EQUINES||Core||100|
|ACMFAR308||DETERMINE FOOT CARE AND SHOEING PLANS FOR EQUINES||Core||80|
|MEM05050B||PERFORM ROUTINE GAS METAL ARC WELDING||Core||20|
|ACMFAR309||SELECT AND FIT SHOES FOR NORMAL HEALTHY EQUINES||Core||100|
|MEM05012C||PERFORM ROUTINE MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING||Core||20|
|AHCWHS301||CONTRIBUTE TO WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||Core||50|
|MEM18002B||USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS||Core||20|
|MEM05004C||PERFORM ROUTINE OXY ACETYLENE WELDING||Core||20|
|ACMSUS401||IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||Core||40|
|ACMFAR312||USE FARRIERY TECHNIQUES TO MEET SPECIAL NEEDS OF EQUINES||Core||100|
|MEM18001C||USE HAND TOOLS||Core||20|
|AHCAGB301||KEEP PRODUCTION RECORDS FOR A PRIMARY PRODUCTION BUSINESS||Core||60|
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
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Apprenticeships are coordinated via the Trade and Traineeship Support Unit (TSU) where you will provide details of your employer, who will register you with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.
The AASN will register your training contract on DELTA and you will be allocated a DELTA number. Melbourne Polytechnic will then be able to enrol you into your training program.
If you have any questions about the application procedures for an Apprenticeship, please contact the TSU.
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