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White Horse

The Angel House Australia Foundation's WE/TAFE Program is designed to help individuals who aspire to build a career in the equine industry. The program offers a unique blend of practical experience and online study support to help participants achieve their goals. With our program, you can gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the equine industry.

Cert III Performance Horse - TAFE

This qualification is designed for individuals seeking to work in the Performance Horse industry. The job roles may include stable hand, stud hand, groom or strapper, farm hand, stock rider, or trail-ride assistant. The qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to work safely with horses, including handling, feeding, exercising, and caring for horses. It also includes stable duties, fitting gear, ridden and non-ridden horse exercise, work, competition, and transportation requirements.

Certificate in Equine Care & Behaviour - various short courses available

Based on the information provided, this course is a 100% online course that takes approximately 200 hours to complete. However, AHAF recommends that students gain practical experience and skills around horses to ensure their safety and enhance their knowledge. This is important due to the fact that the course is presented completely online.

Please note the following important criteria:

  • Registration with the relevant college or training body has to be completed prior to enrolment with AHAF in this program.

  • Participants must be 15 years, 9 months minimum to qualify.

  • Transport needs to be provided to and from work daily.

  • Enthusiasm, positivity and a love of horses is a must.

  • This is a work experience opportunity, with learning support, therefore no financial compensation is involved.

  • A letter of recommendation will be issued on the successful completion of the practical component of this program. Areas that will be monitored are:

    • Reliability​

    • Work ethic

    • Time management

    • On- and off-ground practical horsemanship skills

    • General stablehand abilities

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