Welcome to the VMFA


4th January 2018

Skills Aust, who are leading the study into the Cert III course structure for the forseeable future have requested we contact the membership to let you know the next workshop is on the 16th Jan at Flemington.  More information can be found at www.skillsimpact.com.au/animal-care/training-package-projects/farriery-projects/  Your input would be appreciated.

Special Notice to members 3rd January 2018 –

A diploma or associate qualification from the U.K. Worshipful Company of Farriers is arguably the highest worldwide qualification a farrier can achieve, leading to industry recognition and advanced employment opportunities.

The VMFA is once again hosting the WCF examinations in Dec 2018 or early 2019.  To register for these a deposit of $1,250 is required to be received by Feb 16th.  Please pay into our ANZ bank account (BSB: 013-423 Account: 3549-53028) using your name and the qualification you are registering for as the reference.  Once attending numbers are known we will confirm the final costs and dates.  Note participants must be Australian CertIII Diploma in Farriery qualified.

For more information please look at the Members page on this website for details of the 2016 programme, reference the WCF site at wcf.org.uk or contact the VMFA Secretary at info@vmfa.com.au or 0404 533-464.


As the associative body of farriers in Victoria we are dedicated to improving the industry.  We continually work along side Melbourne Polytechnic (previously North Melbourne Institute of TAFE) to help in the education of apprentice farriers and better the knowledge of all farriers. This in turn will help improve the service and quality of tradesman in our industry.

If you are looking for a farrier in you local area we can provide you with one of our members contact information.

If you are looking to start an apprenticeship but can’t find a master, we may be able to help.

All our members are Trade Accredited and carry a minimum of Certificate III in Farriery.MP_Prim_Logo 500 500_RGB_23-0-82

Are you interested in working with and shoeing horses? Saddle up for a career in the horse trade with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Farriery. This course will allow you to develop the broad range of practical skills you need for this essential equine trade.



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