Thinking of becoming a Professional Barefoot Trimmer?
The demand for this new career path far outstrips the number of trained professionals. This is the way of hoof care for the 21st century!
Why not be the best of the best?
Why not expand your knowledge so that you have a vast understanding of the equine distal limb, seirous hoof pathologies, specialiast rehabilitative trimming practices and gain the business skills to run a successful equine business. Be the best of the best!
What award is offered for completion of the course?
Students who successfully complete the course are awarded a Diploma of Equine Podiotherapy accreditation under the VRQA guildelines. This is not a "short course" diploma the course has been government assessed and meets all the standards for a full Diploma under the Australian Educational Framework.
How long is the Diploma Course?
The course is two years in duration and is delivered in modules of face to face lectures, practical work and distance learning exercises. The first year is the theory and practical modules and then students have an additional 12 months to complete a series of case histories which are assessed by your trainers. The course deliver is constructed to make study easier for those with existing work commitments.
Where is the college located?
The campus is based at Mayfield Barehoofcare Centre in Yarck in North-East Victoria. Mayfield is a working farm and rehabilitiation centre for horses with serious hoof issues such as laminitis. The campus provides air conditioned classrooms, student amenities, accommodation and camping facilities. There is also a full range of accommodation at Alexandra within easy driving distance.
What are the pre-requisites for this course?
If you are over 18 all you need is a passion for equine hoof care and a willingness to expand your knowledge.