New Zealand Certificate in Equine (Therapeutic Riding - Assistant Coach)

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Subject area

Animal Husbandry


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Entry requirements

It is strongly recommended that learners complete the New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Level 2) [Ref: 2375] prior to entering this qualification.

It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a current First Aid Certificate.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the disabled community with individuals who have the skills and knowledge to assist the delivery of therapeutic riding programmes designed to complement conventional therapies and special needs education for individual riders with disabilities.

This qualification is targeted at people who have previous experience handling horses in the equine industry and who wish to further develop their skills as therapeutic riding assistant coaches.

Graduates will benefit by having recognition of their therapeutic coaching skills to assist to deliver safe and effective programmes in local disabled communities based throughout New Zealand.

The disabled community will benefit by having skilled assistant coaches who can offer a variety of services to their riders such as education for riders with special needs, sport and recreation, and therapy and rehabilitation.

Graduates will be capable of working under limited supervision with responsibility for work outcomes.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Agriculture at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

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Craig Scholarship Award

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 691 111
Phone: (08) 00 20 80 20
Fax: (04) 801 9626

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

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