How can you benefit?
Benefit from our Life Time Experience
We have run successful equestrian centres for more than 30 years and given many, many lessons in groups or privately. In our last centre we taught some 250 students per week. Our students ranged from recreational riders to active competitive riders. This took some organisation on our part, but we had safety protocols in place that kept our students, especially the children, safe. Our motto was: "Safe Habits create Safe Horses".
Australia’s Premier Instructor Training Company – Giving You Choice
Horseridingcoach.com is a Registered Training Organisation (no. 5455) approved by the Department of Education, Training and the Arts. We deliver nationally recognised qualifications in all states of Australia and overseas.
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 (in print), so you can study in your own time and place. The theory is supported with DVDs so we still come in your study room and teach you personally. You read the text, then you do the assessment tests and short answer online so you learn computer skills at the same time, that’s important these days (or send them by mail the old fashioned way). Then you do the practical assessments, but you are prepared.
Take the Information and Excel!
Of course it goes without saying that you wish to conduct safe and informative lessons. But to excel in the market place you need to have that special ingredient. In the horse business that means to be knowledgeable and safe, so your lessons are exiting and full of content and your students can't wait to come back for their next lesson. If you give progressive exciting lessons full of content and organise in-house events such as gymkhanas or holiday camps you place yourself even better.
Continuous Assessments - No Exams
Your training is assessed at the end of each lesson, this will guide you in the right direction in case you misunderstood some theory during the training. Many subjects learned early in the course are part of the assessment tasks later in the course, such as risk assessment, so by the time you have completed the course you have repeated them many times already and there is no need for a final exam.
How much does it cost?
The cost of the theory section of the Certificate III starts at $ 1582.00 for the online version (consisting of Building Block 1, 2, 3 and 4-online version, if you pay per block) or $ 1810.00 for the print course (consisting of Building Block 1, 2, 3 and 4-print version plus postage, if you pay per block), this includes unlimited email or phone support and all theory assessment. There is an additional cost for the practical assessments, it’s hard to estimate this as it is subject to your experience. You can find a pricelist under Career Courses & Cost, or follow the links to Certificate III, Certificate IV and Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation.
We are often asked if we have a payment scheme. We do not have a payment scheme.
To solve this problem and assist our students to afford the course material we have priced all units of the Certificate III course at only $ 130.00 for the online version and a little more if you wish to have the printed version. Additionally there is a once off payment of $ 100.00 for enrolment and administration fees.
How do I enrol?
You can enrol as a student by clicking "Enrol Now" in the course of your choice. Fill in your personal details and you will receive an activation email. Click on the link and you can start purchased course materials from your student area.
Pay As You Go to suit your budget
You do not need to purchase the whole course at once. You can buy one unit at the time when your budget allows. That way you can spread your payments. Only if you are on Centrelink support you need to purchase and complete one unit per month, because you are deemed to be studying full time. However, if you buy in Building Blocks you get a discount.
You can start at any time and set the pace
The course is self paced with rolling intake, that means you can start the course at any time. You can set your own pace, in other words you can pause anywhere in the course when personal matters take priority or you can complete the course in record time (we have students who have completed the Certificate III in three months).
Centrelink will support eligible students financially with study allowances. Click here for more information. But did you know that also…
Employment Agencies will often support students financially
Mission Australia and many other employment agencies also support eligible students by paying part or the whole course. Click here for more information
The Federal Government through employment agencies now also support employers who help train our students with incentive payment during and at completion of the course.
Approved Vocational Education in High School
Our course is approved Vocational Education for High School Curriculum. Join our growing number of high school students who wish to start towards a career with horses while still at school. Click here for more information.
Teach Horse Riding and become Financially Independent
Teaching horse riding is one of the most satisfying jobs you can think of - being outside with animals you love and seeing your student’s progress. Wouldn’t it just be fantastic to make an income with something you love doing.
Available online or in print
You can do the course online and save, but it is also available in print if you prefer.
Statements of Attainment at completion of each Building Block
The course is delivered so that there are outcomes after each Building Block. For instance after Building Block 1 you receive a Statement of Attainment for Basic Horse Management 1, after Building Block 2 a Statement of Attainment for Intermediate Horse Management 2 and Risk Assessment so you can start working with horses safely. After Building Block 3 you receive a Statement of Attainment as Assistant Instructor, and so on. The Statements of Attainment are sent by email. But on completion we send you the Certificate in the mail.
We refer our students to two reliable insurance companies, who have agreed to insure you after completing the theory of your course. This allows you to be insured while you do the practical work. There are no membership requirements. For more information see Answers to your Questions.
What about the Practical Assessments?
Most people ask us about the practical assessments. Some practical tasks can be passed on evidence (reference or Statutory Declarations). Other tasks need to be demonstrated and assessed by an approved Assessor (a list is available on the website. Click here). You can also nominate an Assessor who meets the requirements listed in the Student Information Booklet – or Click here. Alternatively you can send us a video of your self performing and explaining the tasks. Cost of video assessment is AUD $ 40.00 + return postage per half hour.
After completing Certificate III improve your knowledge and income potential by enrolling in Certificate IV:
As some of the sections of the Certificate III are repeated in the Certificate IV it is possible to continue your studies to a higher level after completing the Certificate III by just adding units at a nominal cost once you are already teaching and making an income.The Certificate IV will improve your teaching skills in flat riding or dressage, jumping and cross country riding with the additional units from Certificate IV in Sport Coaching. After all students will not remain beginners for very long.
Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation:
We also offer a full qualification if you want to work in or run a trail riding operation. It includes getting people started in an enclosed area, before taking them out on trail, as well as the required horse care and management, how to deal with the public and how to run a safe operation. Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation.
The course will also help you with improving your own riding as we explain how to do things step by step. A special feature of the course is that we have included the most common problems people have when learning new riding skills and how to fix them. With the support DVDs we teach you virtually personally and take the distance out of distance education. (Riding skills are covered in Block 3.)
Student Information Booklet:
If you like we can send you an information pack. Please send us your address so we can pop one in the mail for you. You can also download it here. Don't forget if there are any unanswered questions we are only an email away.