New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Level 3) (Sporthorse Stable Assistant)

New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Level 3) (Sporthorse Stable Assistant)

Become a Sporthorse Stable Assistant with the New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Level 3). Learn about horse care, health, exercise and training and events.

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Key Details
Telford
Qualification:
Certificate
Level:
3
Credits:
50
Duration:

16 weeks full-time

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:

2023 Semester 1: 30 January to 19 May

Fees:
  • Direct Material Costs - $1,025.00
  • Horse Lease/Grazing - $674.00
  • Equine Vet Credit - $375.00
  • Grazing - $20.00 per week

You will learn about the health, care, stabling, and preparation of horses for performance events. You will also learn about your role, and how to work with others in the performance horse industry.
» 22 stables, indoor arena and outdoor arena
» Round pen, wash bays and tack room
» Purpose-built classroom, feed room, Vet crush and stable lab
Bring your own horse or lease one from Telford

You will learn about the health, care, stabling, and preparation of horses for performance events. You will also learn about your role, and how to work with others in the performance horse industry.

  • 22 stables, indoor arena and outdoor arena
  • Round pen, wash bays and tack room
  • Purpose-built classroom, feed room, Vet crush and stable lab

Bring your own horse or lease one from Telford

The programme will give students the knowledge and skills to:
» Apply skills and knowledge in the routine identification, reporting and treatment of problems of horses in training, and respond appropriately to emergencies involving horses
» Attend to the routine day-to-day requirements of horses in training
» Communicate effectively with team members and clients
» Conduct the routine preparation of a horse for an event, and attend to horses’ and riders’ requirements at the event
» Apply routine procedures when exercising and training horses for a sporthorse discipline

The programme will give students the knowledge and skills to:

  • Apply skills and knowledge in the routine identification, reporting and treatment of problems of horses in training, and respond appropriately to emergencies involving horses
  • Attend to the routine day-to-day requirements of horses in training
  • Communicate effectively with team members and clients
  • Conduct the routine preparation of a horse for an event, and attend to horses’ and riders’ requirements at the event
  • Apply routine procedures when exercising and training horses for a sporthorse discipline

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to be employed as a sporthorse stable assistant, to build on existing knowledge of animal care, or to use as a pathway to further training in equine studies, rural animal technician or the primary sector.

School Leavers

Preferably 17 years or over with a reasonable level of fitness to meet the physical demands of stable work.

Restricted or class 1 licence

Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

An International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English, or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or

Trinity College  London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL), or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction, or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction, or

Successful completion of a Bachelors' Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment:

 

IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5

TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)

TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14)

Cambridge English Examination – B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.

OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests

NZCEL - a) Expiring Level, b) Current:  a) Level 3 (General) or (Workplace), b) Level 3 (General)

Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE  (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36

Language Cert - B1 Achiever IESOL (LRWS) with PASS  and no less than PASS in each skill

Trinity ISE - ISE I with no less than distinction in any band

Student's First Day Requirements:

Please bring your Driver's Licence. Stationery requirements: Clipboard, calculator, ruler, scissors, lever arch folders – x 2, A4 Refill Pads – at least 2, Dividers – at least 2 sets, Pens/pencils/highlighters Please note: Many students find it easier to work on a laptop but this is not essential. General Clothing Requirements Named = Waterproof coat and leggings, Suitable working trousers, Work shirts, Work jerseys, 6 pairs working socks, Gumboots, Steel capped boots, Woolly hat and gloves, Sun hat, 2 pairs overalls (blue/cotton)

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Level 3) (Sporthorse Stable Assistant) and be awarded the qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 50 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Level 3) (Sporthorse Stable Assistant).
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Level 3) (Sporthorse Stable Assistant) full-time over half a year or part time over a year.

Please note: students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement.

The NZ Certificate in Equine Skills (Sporthorse Stable Assistant) qualification can lead to the NZ Certificate in Animal Care, NZ Certificate in Animal Technology (Rural Animal Technician) (Level 5), Massey Diploma in Agriculture.

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