ASC106 Equine Industry (8)


This subject is to develop an awareness of professional activities within the horse industry. Within this subject students are required to demonstrate competent, safe, basic horse management practice as well as investigate the application of risk assessment, duty of care, professional ethics, animal ethics and responsibilities. ASC106 serves as an occupational health and safety prerequisite for other equine subjects involving horse handling. This subject has a 2 day residential school.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
Distance*Wagga Wagga Campus
*This subject offering contains a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ASC106
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Equine Science or the Bachelor of Animal Science/Bachelor of Animal Science (Hons).  

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a practical application of the concept of a "duty of care" as it applies to the horse industry
  • be able to evaluate and identify "safe" industry practices
  • be able to demonstrate an awareness of basic legal concepts as they apply to the horse industry
  • be able to demonstrate safe horse handling and management skills.
  • be able to develop an understanding of 'ethics" in general and ethics in relation to the horse industry.
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the rationale behind horse husbandry and management practices; and
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the structure and contribution of the horse industry in Australia and globally


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Responsibilities associated with the horse industry
  • Duty of care
  • Risk management
  • Contracts -sales, agistment, lease
  • Ethics and the horse industry
  • Safe horse handling skills

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 2 day residential school. The purpose of the Residential school is to allow students to have compulsory industry skills assessed on campus. Students may apply for exemption from the Residential School if they can provide evidence of having already acquired these skills. Students may claim recognition of industry qualifications and experience with suitable evidence eg Equestrian Australia NCAS certificates or equivalent for the skills assessment portion of this subject.

Specialised Resources

This subject has a 2 day residential school


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.