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Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Equine program at Marcus Oldham are well sought after and have enjoyed a great range of employment opportunities. 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

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Here's some frequently asked questions

Equine Management students are provided with paddock agistment with supplementary hay, for one horse. The additional costs associated with farriery, dentistry, veterinary and hard feed, are to be borne by the student. If a student cannot bring a horse, the College will lease a horse to the student for the year at a nominal rate. Equine students might also be able to seek reimbursement for some event entry costs by agreement with the course Director.

FEE-HELP is only available for tuition fees. The election as to what portion of the tuition fees a student wishes to place on FEE-HELP must be made prior to the Census Date for each period.

In the 2nd year of the Agriculture program, the student is engaged in full-time employment with an approved employer. The negotiation of salary and conditions is between the employer and the student. All other practical/industry placements that range between two weeks and ten weeks for the various programs are usually without payment although some employers will make a nominal payment. Quite often these placements provide an opportunity for future employment.

Students should allow for their social costs, phone and computer or tablet devices, fuel for their car and membership of the student body. The amount of these costs will vary between students and how they conduct themselves. Being part of student life is one of the great features of coming to Marcus. Students should allow for some expenditure in this area.

Marcus Oldham will incorporate all of its charges in the tuition and residential fee, however, the student body often runs social events, organises year group clothing and magazine and has a membership fee. Expenses such as these are not compulsory although most students will want to take part in student life and its associated costs.

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