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Course Structure

The Advanced Diploma of Equine Management* is delivered over three trimesters. There are 12 units. Each unit carries equal weighting and all twelve units must be successfully completed to be awarded the Advanced Diploma of Equine Management*.

The 12 units are:

  • AFE511Business Accounting
  • AFE512 Enterprise Performance Analysis
  • AFE613 Accounting and Finance Systems
  • EPS511 Introduction to Equine Science & Management
  • EPS512 Developing Equine Science & Management Knowledge
  • EPS613 Application of Equine Science & Management Knowledge
  • EMS511Business System Fundamentals
  • EMS512 Developing Business Management Systems
  • EMS613 Applied Business Systems
  • IMS511 Integrated Management Studies
  • IMS512 Equine Enterprise Performance
  • IMS613 Improving Equine Business Performance

The EPS512 and EPS612 Units require students to select one of two electives. One of the electives focuses on racing and thoroughbred breeding and the other on equestrian and sport horse training. Both electives have common learning outcomes.

You can learn more about the units in the course here.

Marcus Oldham’s course delivery offers a unique opportunity to gain the most from your study experience. Students are able to stay full-time on campus and provision is also made for their horse on campus. The collegiate environment provides an opportunity to draw upon the broad network of experiences and contacts to enhance the learning outcomes.

The course is delivered using case studies, industry visits, practical demonstrations and experiential learning along with a strong industry related curriculum.

Marcus Oldham lecturers are also supported by a range of guest lecturers throughout the course.

*  Course subject to final TEQSA approval.

Practical Placement

A four-week Practical Placement follows the international tour where students gain experience working in industry. This gives students the opportunity to build on the theoretical and practical skills gained throughout the year in a field of their choosing. There are opportunities to work on prominent horse establishments across Australia, as well internationally in racing, harness, equestrian stables, administration, horse transport logistics, horse breaking, veterinary practices, marketing, media, financial institutions and more.

An optional three-week Practical Placement block gives students the opportunity to further their practical skills in the field of their choosing.

Some of the businesses our students have undertaken their Practical Placement include:

Study Experience

Marcus Oldham’s program delivery offers a unique opportunity to gain the most from your study experience. Students are able to stay full-time on campus and provision is also made for their horse on campus.

The collegiate environment provides an opportunity to draw upon the broad network of experiences and contacts to enhance the learning outcomes. The course is delivered using case studies, industry visits, practical demonstrations and experiential learning along with a strong industry related curriculum.