Nationally accredited qualification
The current course is being run in conjunction with the National Centre for Equine Education of Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE (RTO No 3094). Other contributors to the course include Dr Peter Cakebread from the University of Melbourne and accredited members of the EDAA.
The Course has been structured with a high level of academic rigour which has been achieved through extensive consultation and the hard work of many horse industry representatives.
Graduates of the Course continue to contribute to the horse industry with competent horsemanship, and deliver humane and professional dental maintenance to all breeds of horses. The success has been demonstrated by the fact that some graduates operate their business on a global basis.
The course length is approximately 12 months. Lectures, field trips, practicals and extensive supervised industry experience, where the student receives one-on one practical training, prepare the trainee dental technician with skills to commence their own equine dental business.
The course offers a genuine opportunity for interested horse people to establish their own business with excellent grounding in all aspects of equine dentistry. A nationally recognised certificate is issued upon completion of the course.
If you are already working treating horse’s teeth, you may be able to have your existing skills and knowledge recognised through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process in order to expedite completion of ACM40512 Certificate IV in Equine Dentistry.
The 2017 course commenced in February. Applications for the 2018 course will open on the 1st April 2017 and close on the 31st August 2017. Applicants will be advised of the interview process, which includes meeting certain Industry criteria and spending “contact days” with a number of the EDAA Committee prior to interviews being offered. Interviews will take place in October, 2017 in Melbourne.
If you would like to find out more about the course, or would like to lodge an Expression of Interest form please see the Course Info Pack below. For any course related enquiries please contact the Course Co Ordinator Clare Brown on 0431 189 913