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ACM30918 Certificate III in Equine Hoof Care

National ID: ACM30918 | State ID: BEE1

This qualification reflects the role of practitioners undertaking equine barefoot care. It covers hoof care, hoof trimming and the provision of services to assist in optimising environmental and nutritional requirements of equines in a range of varied contexts that may be complex and non-routine.

The duties require discretion and judgement and the ability to communicate information accurately to owners or carers concerning equine health and hoof care in a variety of circumstances

Entrance Requirements

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II


This course is best suited to people with a reasonable level of physical health and fitness. Experience with horses would be desirable.

Study pathway

Learners completing this qualification would be eligible for accreditation with ACEHP (Australian Certified Equine Hoofcare Practitioners) and able to work in the hoofcare industry under their banner with their network support.

Learners may also choose to go on to further study with us, such as the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, or look at other higher level education avenues.

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
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Flexible and Other Study Types 
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Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

We are currently taking expressions of interest for this course. Contact our student services team on 1800 672 700 for more information or complete the course enquiry form below. 

Course enquiry

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Page last updated December 18, 2020