27th Oct 2017 – Skills Impact has commenced a review of the Cert III course.  The first input meeting is scheduled for Nov 13th.

We anticipate major changes to the course and how it’s delivered.  We are holding a special members meeting next Wed 25th Oct to discuss this and to seek input.  The time and venue will be confirmed once we know the numbers.

We need your contribution!  Please RSVP as soon as possible.  Email or text Peter on 0412 400-004

Please find below links to current information



We’ve left these links here for information as the VMFA is considering sponsoring another Worshipful Company of Farriers Associate/Diploma exam in December 2018.  Please email if you are interested

Membership Application 2017-8

Farrier Competition Dec 2017 Kilsyth

 Please note the closing date for registrations for the comp is Nov 17th.  Please EFT your entry fees to the VMFA account 013-423 3549-53028 using you name as the reference.

In early 2017 the Victorian Government introduced its new approach to the training and TAFE system, Skills First, with its objective to ensure real training for real jobs.

An initial allocation of $40 million for workforce training innovation is available to industry and training provider partnerships to improve the quality and relevance of training to industry.

This will assist industry or business to develop and deploy new skills required for productivity improvement.

Grant funding is available across four interrelated categories:

  • Future growth sectors
  • Workforce training and skills development
  • New training programs and methods
  • Applied research.

The VMFA committee intends contacting Skills First for assistance in meeting some of the issues the industry currently faces including:

  • Modernisation of apprenticeship course content
  • Potential restructure of course duration and timing
  • Addressing quality of education
  • Pre-apprentice education options
  • RPL options

We urge you to visit the Skills First website for more information at


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