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Working as a Horse Trimmer you would not only examine a horse’s hoof to detect bruises and cracks, but would use a holistic approach by incorporating the horse’s diet, environment and movement.

Summary of Training

  • Handle horses safely
  • Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
  • Manage personal health and fitness for working with horses
  • Trim equine hooves
  • Select and fit hoof boots to meet individual equine need
  • Apply knowledge of equine musculoskeletal system, biomechanics and pathologies for effective hoof care
  • Coordinate day to day equine service operations
  • Determine hoof care and hoof protection plans for equines
  • Communicate effectively with clients and team members
  • Carry out basic hoof care procedures
  • Comply with industry animal welfare requirements
  • Maintain workplace safety
  • Use and maintain hand and power tools for farriery or hoof care activities
  • Use farriery techniques to meet special needs of equines
  • Follow equine biosecurity and infection control procedures
  • Maintain financial records
  • Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

Job Pathways

Animal Care and Management

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Equine Care

IICertificate II
IVCertificate IV
AdAdvanced Diploma

This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Gardening, Farming, Animals & Environment

Work Type
Nature & Recreation
Practical & Manual

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2018: 301

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 27/06/2019. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

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Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

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Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

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Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Horse Trimmer - ACM30918
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 20/06/2019, rounded estimates for January 2018 to December 2018. This data is for general information purposes only.

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