Qualification Overview

Qualification Title National Certificate in Equine (Introductory Stable Skills) (Level 2)
Qualification Type National Certificate
Level 2
Credits 71
Subject Area
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies » Agriculture » Equine Trades
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries » Equine
Strategic Purpose Statement
The National Certificate in Equine (Introductory Stable Skills) (Level 2) [Ref: 0215] is intended to provide new entrants to the equine industry with the broad skills and knowledge necessary for further employment in a specialist sector of the equine industry.

The Compulsory section recognises the basic life skills required for employment. Candidates will be able to perform calculations, and will have demonstrated knowledge of workplace health and safety, completed a work experience placement, and explored personal career options.

Candidates may be seeking employment or working in a wide range of equine industry sectors, so Elective 1 recognises a range of practical equine skills which candidates can select from depending on their own area of interest or career pathway. These skills include riding, lunging, show preparation, preparation for travel, safe work practices, and horse care both in the paddock and stable. Candidates can also select theory unit standards relating to anatomy, good health and ill health, conformation, saddlery, and equine industry career requirements.

Elective 2 contains a range of generic work and life skills to support the equine industry specific skills gained from Elective 1. These skills include computer and keyboard use, communication and listening, problem solving, employee responsibilities, recognising sexual harassment, banking and financial management, budgeting; and management of anger, time, and stress.

Completion of this qualification can lead to equine industry qualifications at Level 3. Depending on the candidates area of interest and intended career pathway these qualifications can include the National Certificate in Equine (Stable Procedures) (Level 3) with strands in Harness Racing Stable Assistant, Sporthorse Stable Assistant, Thoroughbred Racing Stable Assistant, and Thoroughbred Racing Track Rider [Ref: 0654]; and the National Certificate in Equine (Breeding) (Level 3) [Ref: 1542].
Employment pathways
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Entry Requirements Not available
Developed By Primary Industry Training Organisation
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 0215
Status Discontinued
Created October 1996
Last Reviewed November 2016
Last Date For Entry December 2017
Discontinued December 2019

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