AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations

Would you like to further your skills and knowledge with a specialised horse industry qualification? You can choose electives as pre-requisites to work towards other courses, or (depending on electives chosen) choose units that will give you credit into other courses.

This course to become a horse husbandry professional has been designed for full time study, over 52 weeks (58 weeks including holidays).

However, it could take less time if you already have previous experience with horses or plan to study for more than 23 hours per week plan to study full time.

Study mode

Online / On Campus

Course duration

12 months


392 Bribie Island Road, Caboolture Queensland 4510

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This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Bore Runner$960 weekly pay
Farmhand$960 weekly pay
Garden Labourer$960 weekly pay
Landscape Labourer$960 weekly pay
Station Hand$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Head Gardener$1,350 weekly pay
Park Manager$1,250 weekly pay
Regional Coordinator$1,050 weekly pay
Organic Farmer$1,440 weekly pay
Farm Manager$1,440 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

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Benefits of nationally recognised training

The AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations is a nationally recognised course delivered by International Horse College, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). An RTO is strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

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About this provider

International Horse College's mission is to improve the welfare of horses around the world through the safe education of their riders, handlers and trainers. Within their courses, International Horse College only utilize methods that promote safe and humane methods of interaction between horses and humans.

Operating since 2001
Legal name Ausintec Academy Pty Ltd
RTO code 31352