Saddle On is pleased to offer equine enthusiasts in Geelong and surrounds, the opportunity to gain nationally recognised entry level qualifications within the equine industry. Your newly obtained qualification will be issued under the authority of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).
As the only Horse Riding School in Geelong that is also a registered training organisation (RTO 22130), Saddle On offers hands on learning in a real equine workplace environment.
Upon successful completion of all units, as well as receiving a nationally recognised qualification, students currently participating in VCE / VCAL studies will receive points towards their ATAR score as well (please consult with your school prior to enrolment).
Saddle On ensures that each pupil is delivered a personally tailored program, relevant to their career choice and current interests, ensuring a high pass rate.
For eligible individuals, funding is available. People with a disability are encouraged to apply for government subsidized training.
Saddle On currently offers the following:
Did you know Australia’s equine industry is the country’s fifth largest industry? Gain the practical experience and knowledge required for entry level employment as a stable hand in any equine environment. Learn skills such as grooming, transporting and handling horses. A stable hand at AQF level 1 works under the direction of a trainer or…Read more
The Certificate II in Equine Studies provides learners with the skills and knowledge required to identify and monitor the signs of common illness and injury in horses and covers preventative regimes that are an integral part of horse husbandry. Learners will learn to identify the anatomical structures and understand the physiology of horses, being trained…Read more
The Certificate II in Equine Studies course is designed for senior secondary school students with a passion for horses, to contribute to their VCE and ATAR results. The course aims to prepare students for work in the horse industry and provides participants with the knowledge and skills to achieve competencies that will enhance their employment…Read more
The Certificate II in Animal Studies is aimed at young people wishing to start their career in Animal Care. This nationally recognised Qualification provides skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in performing basic core skills in Animal Care. Subjects involve a combination of theory and practical training with practical and hands on…Read more
This nationally recognised qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to undertake a role as an equestrian coach. Likely functions for someone with this qualification include observing the performance of riders to determine the required level of instruction, and planning, conducting and evaluating individualized and group based training programs. Those…Read more
This program is delivered as a school based traineeship and designed to be undertaken by students currently attending secondary school in either a VCE or VCAL program. Likely functions of a horse riding coach include observing the performance of riders to determine the required level of instruction, and planning, conducting and evaluating individualized and group based training…Read more
Delivered by professional and qualified first aid trainers, 2 day intensive workshop (which includes CPR) provides you with a nationally recognised qualification in first aid application. Presented in an easy to learn format, the essential first aid skills you learn will empower you to take action with your family, friends or colleagues in an emergency situation. Our…Read more
This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. Workshop Where: Saddle On Learning Hub 550 Elcho Road Lovely Banks, 3213 (03) 5282 4017 Start Date: The first Wednesday of each Victorian school term. 1.00pm – 6.15pm. When: Any day between Monday…Read more
Decided Saddle On is for you? Submitting your application and starting a new, exciting career in the equine industry is an easy 6-step process. So what are you waiting for? Get your Saddle On! How to enrol Step 1: Browse our website and research all our available certificates and their modes of entry, choosing which suits you best….Read more