iskander.com are proud supporters of the North Melbourne Institute of Tafe.
NMIT provides vital training and education in Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding, which is crucial to the ongoing success and growth of the Australian Thoroughbred Industry as a whole.
NMIT have equity in two of iskander.com’s stallions standing in Victoria; Written Tycoon and Primus, providing important education for students of the Stud Management courses, and maximising return from their small broodmare band.
We endeavor to provide NMIT with additional ongoing support from our stallions, and this year we have donated a service fee to Southern Image (USA) valued at $11,000.
NMIT offers a comprehensive range of equine courses.
- Thoroughbred Racing – Certificate II, III, IV & Diploma in Racing.
These qualifications include – Stablehand, Advanced Stablehand, Trackriding, Owner/ Trainer & General Permit Training.
- Equine Stud Management
The Diploma of Equine Stud Management is a 2 year full time course taking students through all aspects of thoroughbred stud management.
- Degree in Equine Studies
The Bachelor of Equine Studies is a multidisciplinary program that includes basic sciences, equine sciences, equine management and business management.
Certificate III in Farriery is a 4 year apprenticeship course.
Farrier students attend classes in block release and are apprenticed to a master farrier.
Students have the added advantage of utilising the Institute’s Northern Lodge Stud which operates as an educational and practical training facility as well as a commercial thoroughbred enterprise. It includes a 1400 metre training track, covering barns, stripping stalls, a horse walker, undercover sand roll and a menage. NMIT equine courses also incorporate usage of facilities at the Yarra Valley Racing Centre.
To learn more about the Equine Courses at NMIT visit NMIT web site.