Short Course Details

Australian Certified Equine Hoofcare Practitioner Course

AHCHBR302A - Carry out basic hoof care procedures
AHCHBR306A - Prevent and treat equine injury and disease
AHCHBR307A - Assess suitability of horses for stock work
AHCLSK311A - Implement feeding plans for livestock
AHCLSK331A - Comply with industry animal welfare requirements
AHCOHS301A - Contribute to OHS processes

​The course covers 6 units from the Certificate III in Agriculture and focuses on diet, environment, trim, movement and horse knowledge. It uses practical hands-on skills combined with the latest scientific research to ensure students get the most rounded and complete education possible.

The course commences at Muresk Institute with a two week intensive classroom block of theory, practical and field-based training. The remainder of the course is self-paced assignments with support of a mentor followed by a final practical trim assessment which must be completed within 12 months of enrolling.

For more information on the course, including assignments and the full course outline, visit the Australian Certified Equine Hoofcare Course website.

Subject matter experts for this course include:

  • Jeremy Ford - Qualified Farrier and trimmer. Director of Wild About Hooves
  • Jen Clingly - Professional trimmer. Director of Wild About Hooves
  • Marg Richardson - Professional trimmer, rehabilitation specialist
  • Professor Chris Pollitt - BVSc (Massey) PhD (UQ), Laminitis and anatomy expert
Suitable for:

​People wanting to enter the equine industry as skilled professional hoof-care practitioners, and people wanting to expand their skills and knowledge to trim and maintain their own horses within an optimal health framework. This applies to ‘stock’ and ‘pleasure’ horses.

Subject matter expert:
Registered training organisation:
Central Regional TAFE
RTO Code: 52789
26 September - 7 October 2017
12 days
  • a sound knowledge of horses; and
  • to be physically capable of undertaking the demanding trimming tasks required during the two weeks and subsequent period.
Further study options:

​This course completes a 6 unit skills-set giving credit towards a Certificate lll in Agriculture (16 units).

$3900 full fee
Fee includes:
$1500 deposit with enrolment, plus 12 monthly payments of $200 (plus $50 set up fee). Or balance paid at commencement of course.

​Muresk Institute offers a variety of accommodation with shared facilities (bathrooms and lounge/common rooms). For more information view our facilities and complete an accommodation request form.


​To enrol in this course, fill in the ACEHP student application form and email the completed copy to


Course enquiries:

  • ​Jen Clingly – 0408 838 198

Accommodation enquiries:

  •  Muresk Institute – 1300 994 031

The above information is correct at the time of publishing however may be subject to change.

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