This week’s letter is E. If you missed last week’s Friday Feature, take a look at Dentist (Equine).
An educator is “a person who has the responsibility for delivering a horse-related program. Job titles may include Coach, Instructor, Lecturer or Teacher.” – Australian Horse Industry Council.
Their job will generally involve:
- Instructing an individual, small or large group of people
- Teaching theory/practical
- Making sure skills are able to be applied/carried out
- Assessing competency
- Writing resources
- Keeping yourself current in industry knowledge and skills
In Australia if you’re teaching at a tertiary level, you will need a certificate IV in TAE (Training and Education) and a horse related qualification at or above the level you intend to teach. If teaching at a university level, a degree and graduate diploma of education is required.
Many educators that are specialists in their field (nutrition, veterinary, photonics, etc) will have been studying and practicing in this field for years.
If you’re interested in this area as a potential equine career to pursue, you may be interested in the other posts on this blog:
“Lessons From Your Horse… When you’re short tempered, let me teach you how to slog around the pasture for an hour before you catch me.” – Author unknown