How do I become a Practitioner?

The criteria for the ConTact C.A.R.E Equine Practitioner Qualification is as follows:

  • 4 Foundation levels courses, or the equivalent of 64hours foundation level training in either equine, human or combination courses.

  • A Foundation level assessment. 

  • 80 hours of recorded practical work.  

Once foundation level training has been completed. The student practitioner continues onto the following, and certifcation of the full Equine Practitioner qualification:

  • 4 Practitioner Level courses

  • 1 Practitioner skills weekend

  • 120 hours of recorded practical on top of the 80hrs of foundation practical, total of 200 hours. 

  • 3 case studies

  • Anatomy and Physiology- Equine 

  • 2 successful assessments from Camille Nelson and Dale Speedy. 

Foundation level courses from different facilitators around New Zealand are listed on the main ConTact C.A.R.E website 


Calendar of Events

All Equine Practitioner level courses are listed on the main ConTact C.A.R.E website

 Calendar of Events or FaceBook. 

The completion of Anatomy and Physiology- Equine is undertaken by the student under their own initiative, prior learning or industry experience credits are available.


 Links for approved online Anatomy and Physiology- Equine are below:

Please Contact Camille directly for any questions regarding the ConTact C.A.R.E- Equine qualification.

Contact Information

Camille Nelson- Equine Centre


560 Waiwhero Rd

RD2 Upper Moutere 7175

mobile: 021 265 9423

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96 High Sreet


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