ASC381 International Study Tour (8)

This subject allows students to gain an appreciation of a range of aspects of the international horse industry. Students will undertake a substantial visit overseas where they will observe practice and activities that they may not normally encounter in Australia. On successful completion of this subject students will have expanded their equine industry knowledge base and deepened their appreciation of drivers of the international horse industry. This subject requires students to travel internationally for several weeks.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is designed for the Bachelor of Equine Science and the Bachelor of Equine Science (Business Management); however, Bachelor of Animal Science and Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours) students may also enrol at the discretion of the Subject Coordinator and appropriate Course Director.


ASC106 or ASC148

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to appraise a range of equine industry practices (as appropriate depending on location) in an unfamiliar environment;
  • be able to judge and interpret international issues such as biosecurity;
  • be able to critically evaluate welfare issues that affect equids in different countries;
  • be able to evaluate differing equine industry practices in terms of implications for the Australian horse industry; and
  • be able to engage in decision making using global equine information and data.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The international equine industry, global organisations and federations, country level governance, regulation and applicable codes of practice (depending on country/ies visiting).
  • International biosecurity including the regulations of the countries visited.
  • The precise nature of each Study Tour will be decided each year.

Special Resources

Students are required to travel internationally on a study tour as part of this subject, so they will incur significant additional costs.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.