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

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:

19 weeks Full-time

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:

2021 Semester 1: 01 March to 18 June

Fees:

 

  • Direct Materials costs $1,025.00
  • Horse Lease - $350.00
  • Equine Vet Credit $200.00
  • Grazing - $20.00 per week

 

Become a Sporthorse Stable Assistant with the New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Level 3).

You will learn about the stabling, care and training of horses in the Sporthorse industry, and also how to safely and effectively carry out activities involving vehicles, machinery and infrastructure with a special focus on equipment used in the equine industry.

E307 Horse Care

E308 Horse Health

E309 Horse Exercise and Training

E310 Horse Events

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to be employed as a sporthorse stable assistant.

School Leavers

Must be 16 years of age at time of course commencement.

They are selected on their:

  • Expressed interest in working with Sporthorses
  • Physical ability to work safely around horses and machinery
  • Be experienced riders that can rise to the trot
  • Have a willingness to meet the attendance and academic requirements of the programme
  • Have literacy and numeracy skills sufficient to complete the programme
  • Commitment to complete the practical component at an equine workplace

Mature Applicants

Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme by their expressed interest in working with Sporthorses. Applicants over the age of 20 will also need to have the physical ability to work safely around horses and machinery and be experienced riders that can rise to the trot.

Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

 

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

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 Equine Skills (Sporthorse Groom) (Level 4), NZ Certificate in Animal Technology (Rural Animal Technician) (Level 5) or Massey Diploma in Agriculture.

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