basic knowledge of the correct principles of horseshoeing

ABC Hoof Care – David Farmilo
3 Elizabeth Street, Oakbank SA 5243, Australia

The aim of the course is to give participants (with varying degrees of experience) the basic knowledge of the correct principles of horseshoeing, and thus be able to assist the Farrier in enhancing the natural athletic abilities of their horse. All levels of ability will benefit from this course, whether you have never before picked up a hoof, or if you have been shoeing for 30 years.

Read The Farrier Guide’s interview with David Farmilo of ABC Hoof Care to learn about the school, its instructor and curriculum

University of Queensland
University of Queensland Gatton College, Gatton QLD 4343, Australia

The University of Queensland Gatton Campus is offering comprehensive training in 21 units of competency for apprentices to acquire a Certificate III in Farriery. The course consists of workplace assessments and on- and off-the-job training over four years (full-time). Apprentices already working in the field may be eligible for exemptions and/or transfers. All units must be completed to a total of 1015 hours to obtain the qualification. Accredited farriers are also be eligible to work towards a Certificate III in Racing (either Advanced Stablehand or Thoroughbred Trackrider) or the Certificate IV in Racing (Thoroughbred Owner Trainer).

Western Sydney Institute
Cnr Blacktown Road and Campus Drive, Richmond NSW 2753, Australia
131-870 or 4570-9050

This qualification provides a trade outcome in farriery. It relates to the work activities undertaken by a farrier who is engaged or employed to provide foot care services to horses with limited supervision in a defined range of varied contexts that may be complex and non-routine. The duties require judgement and the ability to accurately communicate information concerning horse health related to foot care and performance to owners as well as the ability to interpret and relay information covering a variety of circumstances.

Hunter TAFE
Cnr Bunnan & Racecourse Roads Scone NSW 2337
02 6540 3200

Hunter TAFE offers farrier courses for people undertaking farrier apprenticeships or for those wanting to work in horseshoeing. Enrol in this farrier training to learn blacksmith’s craftsmanship for fabricating, adapting, and adjusting metal shoes. You’ll also gain knowledge in the anatomy and physiology of the lower limb of a horse and how to care for their hoof.

These equine studies include making shoes to suit all types of working conditions and devising corrective measures to compensate for faulty limb action. You’ll learn how to handle horses and equipment safely; use a forge; weld using metal arc, gas metal arc and oxy acetylene; use power and hand tools; establish foot care and shoeing plans for horses; and keep records. It is essential that whilst undertaking this course you have access to farrier facilities with industry standard tools and equipment either through paid or work experience. By completing this course you can seek work in an established farriery business or operate on your own.

Polytechnic West
LOT 6 Westfield Rd, Seville Grove WA 6112, Australia
9267-7777 or 9267-7500

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work as a farrier. You will learn about horse anatomy, corrective and therapeutic farriery treatments, and develop skills in horseshoeing, shoemaking and forge work.

This course includes a number of nationally endorsed units from the RTE03 Rural Production, BSB01 Business Services and MEM98 Metal and Engineering Training Packages. Achievement of nationally endorsed units of competency from these training packages provide credit transfer to other courses that include the units of competency.

77/91 St Georges Rd, Preston VIC 3072, Australia

The Certificate III in Farriery is a trade-oriented course. Gain accreditation as a recognised farrier so you can perform all the skills needed to fit and care for horses’ equine needs. Develop practical skills in a broad range of areas, including: horse shoe making, welding, farriery services, faults and defects in horses, shoeing plans, handheld and power tools.

33 Blacks Rd, Gilles Plains SA 5086, Australia
800-882-661 or 618-8207-1100

The Certificate III in Captive Animals is offered at the Gilles Plains Campus. Some of the skills covered include: Work within a captive animal facility; Prepare and present information to the public; Support collection management; Prepare and maintain animal housing; Assist with capturing, restraining an moving animals; Monitor animal reproduction; Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing; Provide enrichment for animals; Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals; Contribute to OHS processes; Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Sunshine Coast Farrier/Blacksmith Academy
90 Bellwood Rd, Tuchekoi QLD 4570, Australia

Our academy is unique to Australia as we offer intensive farrier/blacksmith training, with a hands-on in-depth approach. Superior quality education is our objective. Our courses are aimed at: students who desire to start in professional farriery; students who desire to give quality hoof care to the horses at their own stables; students who desire to Increase their knowledge of the equine industry.

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