Certificate III in Horse Breeding

This qualification provides a vocational outcome in horse breeding. The horse breeding industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.


Packaging Rules

Completion of fifteen (15) units made up of one (1) core unit and fourteen (14) elective units.


a minimum of four (4) units must come from elective group A

a minimum of seven (7) units must come from elective groups A or B

a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II, III or IV in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the horse breeding industry.


Occupational health and safety

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCOHS301A

Contribute to OHS processes


Horse breeding

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCHBR302A

Carry out basic hoof care procedures

add topic AHCHBR303A

Carry out mare mating or artificial insemination procedures

add topic AHCHBR304A

Educate, ride and care for horses and equipment

add topic AHCHBR305A

Handle and care for stallions

add topic AHCHBR306A

Prevent and treat equine injury and disease

add topic AHCHBR307A

Assess suitability of horses for stock work

add topic AHCHBR308A

Maintain horses in a healthy state and safe environment

add topic AHCHBR309A

Determine nutritional requirements for horses

add topic AHCHBR401A

Carry out stud stable management duties

add topic AHCHBR402A

Supervise raising young horses


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCLSK330A

Implement procedures for foaling down mares

add topic AHCLSK417A

Manage horses for stock work


Broadacre cropping

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCBAC301A

Conserve forage

add topic AHCBAC302A

Establish pastures and crops for livestock production


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCCHM303A

Prepare and apply chemicals

add topic AHCCHM304A

Transport, handle and store chemicals


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCINF301A

Implement property improvement, construction and repair

add topic AHCINF302A

Plan and construct an electric fence

add topic AHCINF303A

Plan and construct conventional fencing


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCLSK305A

Maintain livestock water supplies

add topic AHCLSK311A

Implement feeding plans for livestock

add topic AHCLSK315A

Prepare for and implement natural mating of livestock

add topic AHCLSK320A

Coordinate and monitor livestock transport

add topic AHCLSK323A

Maintain and monitor feed stocks

Machinery operation and maintenance

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCMOM202A

Operate tractors

add topic AHCMOM212A

Operate quad bikes


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCWRK302A

Monitor weather conditions

add topic AHCWRK303A

Respond to emergencies

add topic AHCWRK305A

Coordinate work site activities

add topic AHCWRK306A

Comply with industry quality assurance requirements

add topic AHCWRK308A

Handle bulk materials in storage area

add topic AHCWRK310A

Provide on-job training support

add topic AHCWRK313A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate IV in Agriculture.

    Australian Apprenticeships

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

    Job roles

    Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    Stud farm worker

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Listening and understanding

Speaking clearly and directly

Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements


Working as an individual and a team member

Working with diverse individuals and groups

Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team


Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems

Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems

Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations

Being creative in response to workplace challenges

Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Planning and organising

Collecting analysing and organising information

Being appropriately resourceful


Monitoring and evaluating own performance

Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Being open to learning, new ideas and techniques

Learning in a range of settings including informal learning


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills

Applying OHS knowledge when using technology