Does Marcus Oldham supply a horse for my equine studies?

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.


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When should I apply/when do applications close for the Diploma of Equine Management?

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.


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I’m currently studying year 12, when should I apply for the Diploma of Equine Management?

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.


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I didn’t finish Year 12 – Can I study a Diploma of Equine Management?

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.


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Are there scholarships available for the Diploma of Equine Management?

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


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What are the facilities like at Marcus Oldham?

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.


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Do I need to study particular subjects at school to guarantee entry?

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.


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Do I get paid on my Equine practical placement?

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.

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