NMIT - Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
NMIT, based in the northern region of Melbourne, offers a diverse range of training programs to young and mature aged students. With six campuses in Melbourne’s north – Preston, Collingwood, Epping, Fairfield, Greensborough and Heidelberg, and one campus in rural Victoria in Ararat, NMIT offers more than 500 nationally-accredited courses both on a full-time and part-time basis. It also has 380 institute accredited courses. Quality training includes equine studies to engineering, commercial cookery to carpentry and aquaculture to office administration. There are a variety of study options ranging from pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships and traineeships through to certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas. Specialist bachelor and associate degrees are also offered for higher education studies.
Features of NMIT include a 300-hectare thoroughbred stud, Northern Lodge, a 320-hectare agricultural property.
Diploma of Equine Stud Management
National Code: 21637VIC
Agriculture and Animal Science Department
Phone: +61 3 9269 1042
The Diploma of Equine Stud Management will cover three main areas:
- Practical Horse Management
- Business Management
- Pasture/Farm/Property/Infrastructure Management.
Students will be required to undertake two blocks of practical placement on a commercial thoroughbred stud during the breeding and yearling preparation/weaning seasons.
Graduates of this course may gain entry into a wide range of occupations available within the horse breeding industry and with any associated equine enterprises such as licensing bodies, equine dentists, transport, media, publishing and bloodstock.
Course Duration: Full-time Two years
Course Commencement Dates: Late February/early March.
Basic literacy and numeracy skills. Students must complete the unit RGRH207A Handle Horses Safely before beginning this course. The unit will be run for those students who have not completed it prior to the start of the diploma.
Apply directly to the Agriculture and Animal Science Department.
Skills Recognition - Exemptions/Transfers
Students may be eligible for exemptions/transfers on the basis of previous qualifications and/or prior experience.
Pathways to Further Study
Successful completion of the Diploma of Equine Stud Management may lead to study at a Bachelor degree level.
VBP142 Develop and implement plans for horse nutrition (100 hrs)
VBP143 Manage the care of stud stock (210 hrs)
VBP144 Health and welfare strategies (150 hrs)
RTE5103A Manage livestock production (180 hrs)
RTC5701A Establish and maintain the enterprise OHS program (90 hrs)
VBP146 Develop and monitor business operations (80 hrs)
VBP161 Marketing plans (80 hrs)
RTC2706A Apply chemicals under supervision (30 hrs)
RTC3704A Prepare and apply chemicals 70 hrs)
RTE5014A Manage agricultural crop production (120 hrs)
RTE5101A Develop and implement a breeding strategy (160 hrs)
RTE5516A Whole farm planning (120 hrs)
Assessment methods for this course include:
- Practical tasks
- Written and oral tests
- Written activities.
Stationery, work clothes and work boots.
As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised. On successful completion students will be awarded the Diploma of Equine Stud Management.