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Entry Requirements

This course is currently available full-time on campus only.

Marcus Oldham College maintains a flexible policy in relation to entrance criteria and judges each applicant on their individual merits. Ideally, applicants will:

  • Be 18 years of age by day one of the academic year – generally the beginning of February
  • Have successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent qualification – applicants that have not completed Year 12 or equivalent qualification will have to demonstrate significant post-secondary school experience (mature age applicants accepted on merit)
  • Have a strong desire to pursue a career in the equine industry

Students are required to bring their own horse to College (lease horses available for students) and paddock agistment will be provided. Other costs such as associated equipment, supplementary feeding, farriery and veterinary costs throughout the duration of the course will be the responsibility of the student.

Students will be required to have basic experience of horse handling and riding for the equestrian elective. The expectation is for students to readily immerse themselves in the wide range of opportunities available to them at the College.

The criteria for international students requires some additional processes. Please see further details about requirements for international students.

 

All applications for undergraduate study are assessed using the same ranking scale based on a combination of academic results, work experience, and an interview. The Marcus Oldham ranking score for all undergraduate courses is based on the following:

Secondary Education results or Higher Education study qualification 0 to 25
Post School years of experience 0 to 25
Personal interview assessment of Maturity, Motivation/Interest, Industry Knowledge, General Impression of willingness to succeed at study. 0 to 50
TOTAL ranking score is out of – 100

 

Appeals regarding enrolment decisions can be made via the academic appeals process, as outlined in this document.

To assist applicants to compare Marcus Oldham with other Australian Universities and Higher Education providers, the table below shows the numbers enrolled for each standardised category. Marcus Oldham does not offer places based solely on ATAR, Higher Education Study or VET. Because of this, all enrolments are considered to be in category (C) or (D).

 

 

Student profile: Marcus Oldham College All Undergraduate Courses   EQUINE MANAGEMENT
Applicant background Full year intake 2018   Full year intake 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students   Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A N/A N/A
(C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
38 44% 5 20.0%
(D) Recent secondary education:

Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

N/A N/A N/A N/A
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 48 55% 20 80.0%
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation with no minimum ATAR) N/A N/A N/A N/A
International students <5 <5% 0 0
All students 87 100.0%   25 100.0%
Notes:        “<5” – the number of students is less than 5.

N/A – Students not accepted in this category

 

 

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Here's some frequently asked questions
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.

There are no subject pre-requisites for entry into the Diploma of Equine Management. You are required to meet the entry requirements and be interviewed before an offer will be made.

If you’re unsure, click here to book a call to discuss entry into the Diploma of Equine Management.

Marcus Oldham College is spread across 500 acres on the outskirts of Geelong, near the Great Ocean Road and just one-hour from Melbourne.

For the Diploma of Equine Management course there are extensive facilities that include but are not limited to:

  • Private indoor arena with 24 hour access for students
  • Outdoor sand arena
  • Undercover round yard
  • Two stables
  • Hot and cold wash-bays
  • College float
  • Horse crushes
  • Large paddocks

You can view some of the facilities below or take a full virtual tour by clicking here.

Yes! There a number of scholarships available. View them here.

Yes, however applicants that have not completed Year 12 or equivalent qualification will have to demonstrate significant post-secondary school experience during their application and interview.

We encourage you to speak with the course director by submitting an enquiry here.

If you are in Year 12 currently and want to study in 2021, we encourage you to apply now. Each applicant will be interviewed and their application assessed using a ranking scale based on a combination of academic results, work experience and the interview. A provisional offer may be made dependant on the successful completion of year 12 and the submission of results.

If you would like to discuss entry into the Diploma of Equine Management or anything about the course, please book a call here.

You can apply for entry into the 2021 Diploma of Equine Management now. Places are in the course are limited and those who apply after all the spots have been filled will be put on a wait list in the event a place opens up. We encourage students to apply as soon as possible if they intend to study so they do not miss out on a place in the course or the on-campus accommodation. You can apply online here.

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.

FEE-HELP is a Commonwealth government program available to Australian residents for any of the Marcus programs. There are a limited number of eligibility rules and you should refer to the government FEE-HELP website for current eligibility. Generally, FEE-HELP is not available to student visa holders.

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.

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