ACM20221 - Certificate II in Horse Care

The Australian Equine Institute (AEI) was established in 2010, as a division of the Intercept Group Pty Ltd. At AEI our aim is to help you gain extensive knowledge and skills that will give you newfound confidence and improve your equine skills and education.
A Certificate II in Horse Care does just that, providing the foundational knowledge that any student needs to adequately contribute to an equine workplace. This knowledge is equally important for all horse owners of any age, wanting to be able to take care of their horse with the most up to date knowledge. A Certificate II in Horse Care covers everything from WHS and horse first aid to biosecurity and how to safely load and unload a horse.

Are you ready to begin your career in horses?

Nationally Recognised & Accredited Qualifications
Completely Self-Paced Learning (Online)
We've Perfected Our Courses Over 10+ Years
Gain Points Towards Your Leaving Certificate
Well Suited to School Age & Mature Age Students (anyone 15 years and over)

 Students that choose to complete this qualification while at school may be able to apply for the qualification towards their Leaving Certificate.
Be sure to chat with your School's VET Coordinator in your state or territory to see what steps must be taken to confirm points that can be applied for you!

The ACM20221 Certificate II in Horse Care is a Nationally Recognised Qualification that can be completed via distance education using our interactive E-learning (Online) platform or via workbooks. The course is completely self-paced, designed to allow anyone to be able to complete. This course is designed for ANYONE 15 years and over that wants to learn more about their equine friend.

Who is this Course for?who is this course for

Anyone wanting to pursue a career in the equine industry

Casual horse riders wanting to increase their knowledge of horses and receive Accredited Qualifications
School students looking to study Equine while in school (with points towards your leaving certificate*)
 People looking for employment in the equine industry
 Parents of 'horse mad' kids wanting to speak the same language
 'Nervous nellies' getting back into riding after a break wanting to feel more confident

 Seasoned riders and competitors looking to enhance their knowledge and skills

 Anyone 15 years and over wanting to learn more about horses


If you are a school student looking to complete a Qualification as a part of your VET in schools, or a teacher looking on behalf of a student. Please click the below link:

"A very well written course with heaps of up to date knowledge. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to further their knowledge."
★★★★★ Hanna. A   
"Thank you, the course is great! I love the structure of it- it is so easy to study and use. =) Thanks AEI!"
★★★★★ S. Nicholls    Read more student reviews


+ Course Delivery

Our course is delivered online via our unique study portal and can be completed in the comfort of your own home or at school from anywhere in Australia. We do not offer face to face courses as this course is designed to be completed online and at home with your own horse or a loan horse.

+ Units of Competency

The course is made up of 13 Units

Each unit has both theory and practical tasks with the practical tasks involve completing a series of tasks including handling, transporting, lunging, and administering First Aid for horses.

+ Units Included


ACMEQU212 - Handle horses safely
ACMEQU213 – Follow safe work practices in equine industries
ACMEQU215 - Provide daily care for horses
ACMEQU216 - Check and treat horses
ACMEQU217 - Load and unload horses


ACMEQU221 - Manage personal health and fitness for working with horses
ACMGAS202 - Participate in workplace communications
RGRPSH308 - Provide first aid and emergency care for horses or other equines
ACMEQU220 - Lunge educated horses
SISOEQU014 - Determine nutritional requirements for sport or recreational horses
ACMEQU306 - Provide routine care for horses
ACMEQU311 - Prepare horses for presentation at an event
ACMINF302 - Follow equine biosecurity and infection control procedures

+ Duration of Qualification

This qualification is self-paced. Students are allocated up to 24 months for completion of this course. We do allow self-paced completion of the course in a shorter timeframe if desired

+ Practical Requirements

Each unit contains theory and practical components to be completed. The benefit of our course is that all aspects of the course can be completed anywhere in Australia.
To complete the practical tasks within this course students must have access to a horse/s.

This course is designed for students to be able to complete from anywhere in Australia. To achieve this we use a variety of methods to conduct your practical assessments. These assessment methods include:

  • Third party observations
  • Videos submitted to AEI for assessment
  • Level one riding instructor assessing practical tasks        
+ Entry Requirements
  • All students will be required to undergo a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) quiz.
  • Be 15 years or over at the time of entry into the course
  • Students must be physically able to undertake the assessments
  • Access to 3 calm, consistent and obedient horses
  • Students will need to have access to a Level one equine coach and/or have a suitable supervisor over the age of 18 who can maintain safety while video footage of the tasks is taken. 

"Great content, for both city folk and country kids wanting to know more"
★★★★★ Mac. S   
"Amazing course for anyone with a passion of horses. Great training provider who is always there to help"
★★★★★ Rebecca    Read more student reviews


Any Questions?

 Our friendly and experienced team are here to help. Please enquire online or call us throughout business hours on 1300 378 463 (1300 EQUINE)


Request Your Free Info Pack



Need to speak to someone before taking the next steps?

Complete the form below and one of our staff members will be in touch.


Powered by ChronoForms -

ape vet suppliesape vet suppliestuff rockape vet suppliesape vet suppliesape vet suppliesape vet suppliesape vet supplies