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There is not a day that I spend with horses that I don't dawn upon
at least one piece of information that I learned through VET.

Alexandra with a horse
VCE VET Equine Studies
Stable Hand, Riding Instructor,
studying a Bachelor of Psychology

Why I chose VET

I wanted to study Equine Industry in my VCE to increase my knowledge about general horse care and health and to increase my employability in the equine industry.

What I got out of VET

The knowledge that I acquired from VET has assisted me in becoming a proficient horse owner and carer. The information on equine structure and movement that the Certificate II Equine Studies taught me gave me a solid foundation of knowledge which enables me to get the most out of the clinics and courses that I have completed.

Alexandra with two horses

My VET success story

VET equipped me with the essential skills that I needed to enter the equine industry as an informed, competent, and skilled stable hand. Since completing my Certificate II in Equine Studies, I have gone on to work as a Stable Hand and Instructor at Avoca Park Equestrian. I am also in the process of becoming a qualified Equestrian Australia Introductory Coach and licensed teacher in the School Légèreté.

My advice

Ensure you have a solid understanding of the concepts you study throughout the course because the knowledge and skills will be useful in your future.

Alexandra's VET success story (pdf - 1.34mb)

My pathway

1 Completed

Horse iconVCE VET Equine Studies
star medal iconMathematical Methods

Employed casualdollar sign icon
Stable Hand, Riding Instructor

2 Current

Universitypencil icon
Bachelor of Psychology

Equestrian Australia
EA Introductory General Coaching Certificate

School of Légèreté
Reserve Trainee Teacher

Employed Casual
(as above)

3 Future

Employed full-time
Clinical Psychologist

Employed casually
Riding Instructor

Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)

Equestrian Australia
EA Level 1 General Riding Certificate

School of Légèreté
Trainee teacher and ultimately a licensed teacher

VET in 3 words

Enjoyable. Informative. Useful.

Secondary school: Firbank Grammar School
Location: Brighton
VET qualification:

  • Certificate II Equine Studies

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