Graduates of the Equine program at Marcus Oldham are well sought after and have enjoyed a great range of employment opportunities. 95.5% of Marcus Oldham graduates were in full-time employment within four months of completing their course (ComparE, 2022). Graduates have developed careers as handlers, overseers and managers in studs and broodmare farms. The course content at Marcus Oldham provides good theoretical and practical content dealing with whole of farm operations.
Graduates have developed careers as instructors and trainers in racing, equestrian, pre-conditioning, breaking and other operations. Some graduates have successfully started their own businesses in these areas and others have risen to senior positions within established operations. The Diploma of Equine Management provides the understanding of how to run successful equine businesses.
Graduates have developed careers in horse health, marketing, breed society administration, facility design and development and many other horse related industries. Success in these fields has been achieved by successfully utilising business management, horse handling, husbandry and industry knowledge skills learned at Marcus Oldham. Graduates have been successful in gaining high profile positions or starting their own businesses all over Australia and internationally.
Some graduates have gone on to further study elsewhere or taken an opportunity to articulate their qualification into either the Bachelor of Business (Agriculture) or Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness) at Marcus Oldham.
Equine graduate Ryan Arnel shares his story