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Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Equine Management (Level 5) with strands in Broodmare Management, Yearling Management, Stallion Management, and Racing Stable Foreman
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 5
Credits 120 - 150
Subject Area
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies » Agriculture » Animal Husbandry
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the equine industry with individuals who have the skills and knowledge to manage horses in either a breeding operation or racing stables which are valued by the equine breeding and racing industries and recognised both nationally and internationally.

Graduates will have full responsibility for the quality of their own outcomes and also be responsible for the performance of others in their team.

Graduates will be able to contribute effectively and professionally in a supervisory role in the equine industry.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Exhibit professional conduct in a range of situations.
- Determine annual staff requirements, develop work plans and rosters, and manage staff to achieve equine management objectives.
- Develop, implement, and manage plans for the on-going health, preventative health, and emergency care requirements for horses.
- Develop and manage feeding programmes to achieve equine performance objectives.

Graduates of the Broodmare Management strand will also be able to:
- Manage mating, foaling, and weaning; and associated problems of mares, foals, and weanlings.
- Develop, implement, and manage plans for the day-to-day care of paddocked broodmares.

Graduates of the Yearling Management strand will also be able to:
- Manage the early education of weanlings, and the preparation and presentation of yearlings for auction.

Graduates of the Stallion Management strand will also be able to:
- Manage the care of stallions throughout the year, and their handling during the stud season.
- Develop, implement, and manage plans for the day-to-day care of yearlings.

Graduates of the Racing Stable Foreman strand will also be able to:
- Develop and manage training programmes to achieve racing objectives.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Equine Breeding (Senior Stud Groom) (Level 4) [Ref: 2371], or the New Zealand Certificate in Equine Racing (Level 4) with strands in Thoroughbred Racing Jockey, Harness Trainer, and Harness Racing Driver [Ref: 2374].
This qualification can lead to specialist training in business management disciplines.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification may be employed as broodmare managers, yearling managers, stallion managers, or racing stable managers in the thoroughbred or standardbred, depending on the strand they complete.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation Primary Industry Training Organisation
Developed By Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2380
Status Current
Created November 2014
Next Review May 2025
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