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Australia's equine industry offers many exciting career opportunities for those with the right skills. It's a thriving sector with over 8,000 people employed in horse racing and an additional 6,000 working in horse farming (source: AgriFutures).

If you’re interested in working in horse care, the good news is online horse care courses can provide you with the knowledge you need to kickstart a rewarding career. In this article, we’ll look at the unique benefits of studying horse care and equine psychology online.

Jobs You Can Get Working with Horses 

Completing an OCA horse care course online opens up various professional opportunities in different settings. Here are just some of the places/roles you’ll be able to work at/apply for following OCA’s horse care course:

  • Stables: Many horse care roles revolve around stables, where horses spend most of their lives. Whether you're a stable hand, equine medicine expert, or horse owner, you'll spend your time here.
  • Equine Hospitals: As a farrier or vet, you can choose to work in equine hospitals, providing first aid and medical care to foals, mares, and stallions.
  • Farms & Paddocks: Studying equine science can lead to roles in equine behaviour and horse psychology, often on farms and racing paddocks. You'll cater to horse owners' needs, focusing on mental well-being and behaviour.
  • Meadows & Pastures: For those in horse management, pasture management, or horse breeding, you might find yourself in Australia's meadows and pastures, the ideal environment for caring for these animals.
  • Riding Centres: If you're employed or run a horse riding or dressage training business, you could work in riding centres, or large buildings with soil floors for year-round training.

The Benefits of Studying Horse Care Online

If you're looking to establish a solid foundation in equine care, you might consider attending in-person classes. However, it's important to note that this option can be quite costly, particularly when you factor in expenses related to travel and tuition fees. In contrast, online learning provides a different, more cost-effective, and convenient alternative.
Here's why enrolling in online courses is a great choice:

  • Learn at Your Own Pace: Our OCA horse care courses are self-paced, allowing you to spend more time on challenging topics and fit your study around your schedule.
  • Industry-Backed Materials: Our online courses are developed in collaboration with industry experts, ensuring that the content is relevant and up-to-date with the best practices in the field.
  • Mentorship for Professional Growth: Despite learning online, you receive expert mentorship for successful learning and career advancement. Your mentor provides valuable tutor support every step of the way.
  • CPD Points & Badges: You earn CPD points for every hour completed, showcasing your commitment to career development and making you more attractive to future employers.

Online learning with OCA not only opens doors in horse care but also in related fields like pet care, animal attendant, and veterinary assistant roles. It puts you in control, allowing you to gain essential animal handling skills on your terms.

Launch Your Career With a Horse Care Course Online

Keen to get started on your horse care career? With an online horse care course, like OCA’s Horse Care & Equine Psychology Course, you can embark on your journey towards becoming a knowledgeable and skilled professional in the equine industry. 

Our equine courses will equip you with essential insights and expertise, setting you on the path to a rewarding career working with horses and related veterinary and animal care fields.

With one-on-one mentoring and lifetime access to course content from wherever you are, there’s no better learning pathway. 

Want to find out what it’s like to study at Online Courses Australia? Watch our Student Study Demo to get a taste of the OCA difference. 

Looking for more online courses? Check out our most popular courses, or visit our expansive course library that covers more than 20 professional industries.

If you’re ready to enrol or have additional questions, reach out to us at 1300 611 404 or [email protected]. We’re here to help you take your career to the next level.

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