Short Course Details

Livestock school

Delivered by industry professionals on site at Muresk Institute.

On completion of the course, students will have gained sound knowledge and skills in current handling and welfare practices for livestock.

Students will also learn how to operate a quad bike safely and gain an understanding of precision agriculture applications on-farm, spatial data, imaging and mapping options.  

Students will receive competency-based training in:
•   Animal welfare compliance
•   Mustering livestock
•   Low stress livestock handling
•   Motorbike safety and maintenance
•   Occupational health and safety in remote environments

This course will run for five days. A further three days’ training in horsemanship is available at an extra cost, covered in Stationhand school: Jillaroo/jackaroo training. Both courses will run simultaneously, with Livestock school ending on day five and the additional horsemanship (jillaroo/jackaroo) training taking place on days 6–8.

Students interested in horsemanship and looking to work as a jackaroo, jillaroo or stationhand are encouraged to view the course page for more information and register their interest.

View the Livestock School flyer.

Suitable for:

Those wanting to be employed in the livestock industry and/or mixed farming enterprises.

Subject matter expert:
Boyd Holden, Holden Agricultural Management Services
7 September - 11 September 2020
5 days

​​There are no prerequisites for this course.
Previous experience with livestock and agronomy is beneficial.

Further study options:

​​AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture
AHC30116 Certificate lll in Agriculture
AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture

$750 full fee
Fee includes:
Morning/afternoon tea and lunch is included. Accommodation, breakfast and dinner can be purchased separately.

​​​Muresk Institute offers a variety of accommodation with shared facilities (bathrooms and lounge/common rooms).

Phone 1300 994 031 or email  for more information and to reserve your accommodation.


​Register your interest in this course via the 'register now' button at the top right hand side of this page.


​​Prue Jenkins
General Manager
Muresk Institute
T: 9690 1556

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

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