VET Studies
VET Studies
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Equine Industry

Box Hill Institute RTO 4687


VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students.  They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry.

The aims of this program are to:

  • Provide students with the knowledge and skills to achieve competencies that will enhance their employment prospects in the equine or equine related industries.
  • Enable students to gain a recognised credential and make a more informed choice on further education and career paths.

Course Code and Course Title

  • 22513VIC Certificate III in Equine Industry

Structured Workplace Learning

Students will be required to undertake structured workplace learning, which provides the opportunity to demonstrate competencies acquired off the job. During this time, students will be required to maintain a logbook.

Contribution to the VCE and VCAL

On completion of the program students are eligible for four credits towards their VCE or VCAL certificate, two at units 1 and 2 level and a 3 and 4 sequence.  Students who successfully complete the year 12 Unit 3-4 sequence will be eligible for a study score which contributes directly towards their ATAR. This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.

Units of Competency

Compulsory Units include:

  • Work effectively in the equine industry
  • Identify & develop a career path in the equine industry
  • Communicate within the equine industry
  • Introduction to Occupational Health & Safety procedures
  • Horse riding or driving skills
  • Handle horses safely in the equine industry
  • Carry out regular horse observation
  • Monitor horse health
  • Care for horses in the equine industry
  • Apply principles of basic anatomy & physiology to horses
  • Determine nutritional requirements for standardbreds or thoroughbreds

Equine Industry Get VET Video Link


See VCE and VCAL students across Victoria exploring their passion through VET, developing workplace skills and knowledge and creating flexible pathways towards future education and employment.