Studying in New Zealand is becoming a major career decision for international students because of the great opportunity offered by this beautiful country to obtain a world class academic qualification as well as for the increased opportunities of obtaining a permanent residency in New Zealand after a two year duration post-study professional experience.
New Zealand universities and colleges offer a wide variety of courses for international students and academic programmes in the field of Equine Studies are also offered in many colleges.
New Zealand’s National Trade Academy, Waikato Institute of Technology and the Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke’s Bay are highly reputed academic institutions in the field of Equine Studies professional education and a large number of international students are traveling to these institutions every year in order to obtain relevant qualifications in Equine Studies.
Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke’s Bay offers a Diploma in Applied Science in Equine Studies and this programme is conducted in collaboration with Charles Sturt University of Australia. Duration of the course is between 1 and 2 years and cost of education is about NZ$14,000 per year.
WINTEC (Waikato Institute of Technology), New Zealand offers a Certificate in Equine Studies with course duration between 6 months and 1 year. Tuition fee for international students is approximately NZ$1,440 per year. More information about this programme can be collected from http://www.wintec.ac.nz.
National Trade Academy, New Zealand offers a Certificate in Equine Skills. This course has a specially structured course curriculum which aims to train the international students on various practices and skills used in the Equine industry. Course curriculum includes various subjects such as horse care and management, horse health and disease management, horse stable management, horse riding skills and similar related subjects. This Certificate in Equine Skills can be completed within a year and after the successful completion of the course, students can join equine industry in various positions such as horse care managers, horse riding practitioners etc. More details about this certificate programme are available on http://www.nta.co.nz.