Thinking out of the box
It is often impractical to attend many workshops at inconvenient times. That's why we made the course available online or by correspondence, so you can study in your own time and place. You can read the information when sitting quietly away from horses, so you remember what you have read. The theory is supported with DVDs so we still come in your study room and teach you (well, almost) in person.
Our courses are approved Vocational Education based on units form the National Sport and Recreation Training Package SIS10 with the Equestrian specialisation.With the introduction of the latest training package you are now able to easily transfer to other courses.
Each qualifications requires a number of study units.
Certificate III in Sport Coaching Equestrian (SIS30710) - Units 001 - 012
Certificate IV in Sport Coaching Equestrian (SIS40510) - Units 004 - 016
Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation (SIS30410) - Units 001 - 008, 010, 012 & 017
The Certificate III in Sport Coaching is the first step in becoming a horse riding coach. It is suitable if you want to begin your coaching career, either working in a riding centre, working for yourself, setting up a small equestrian business. It makes it possible for you to help other people get started with horses as a recognised, qualified instructor, who is able to gain insurance.
It covers horse care on a larger scale than just one or two horses, risk management and safety, how to create a safe place or activity for the general public. Then it deals with the principles of coaching, how people learn and lesson planning, basic riding skills, teaching the beginner, some event organisation and basic office and business skills, to help you move on from just a hobby to generating an income.
If you are in a hurry to start teaching obviously this is the quickest path to becoming qualified (several students have been able to complete this in three months).
The Certificate III leads into the Certificate IV in Sport Coaching. So after you have completed the Certificate III you only need to purchase some additional units and complete some additional theory assignments using the texts that you have already purchased for Certificate III to gain the higher qualification.