Equine Safety in Training Project

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Case for change

This project will look at updating occupational skills standards to improve safety, quality and consistency in the delivery of equine training.

Training Package Projects are established only when a Case For Change has been approved by the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC), in line with the National Schedule. Following this approval, Skills Impact and the IRC take the Training Package Project through a process that adheres to the 2012 Standards for Training Package Development.

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Project overview

Project Scope

The review of equine standards in training packages applies to many industries that utilise horses and that have common risks associated with working with horses (encapsulating horse psychology, behaviour, speed and size). Industry feedback to date has been that while it may be partially true that scared and badly trained animals are unpredictable, the level of predictability increases as the education of both horse and handler/rider increases. For this reason, it is important to ensure that equine related Training Package Components (qualifications, units of competency and skill sets) are up to date and encapsulate safe practices.

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Key Deliverables
  • 154 revised units of competency that meet the Standards for Training Packages
  • 3 new units of competency
    • Manage horses for training learners
    • Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
    • Minimise risk of injury from falls from horses
  • Two new Skill Sets
    • Beginners horse handling safety
    • Incorporating safety when training and assessing beginners in horse handling
  • Complete the development of Certificate II in Horse care
  • Companion Volume
  • Creating Foundation Skill Mapping Tables

 

Timeline

January 2017
Formation of Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
Unit compliance checking
TAC meeting and consultation (25 January)

February 2017
Expert working groups consultation and draft unit writing

March 2017
Public consultation of relevant units via Skills Impact Website
Finalisation of Training Package Components
National face-to-face workshops

April 2017
Embedding feedback into units
TAC meeting

May 2017
Validation of Training Package Components
Training Package components independently Quality Assured and Editing and Equity Reports completed

June 2017
Submission to AISC (June 30)

 

Methodology
  1. Gathering of industry intelligence
  2. Expertise input and consultation
  3. Training Package component drafting
  4. Public consultation and input
  5. Industry validation
  6. Independent quality assurance
  7. Submission for endorsement to the AISC

 

Project Team
Evan Cooper Industry Facilitation Manager, Skills Impact ecooper@skillsimpact.com.au
Helen Foote Training Package Development Manager, Skills Impact
Dion Daniell Project Administration Support, Skills Impact
Sue Hamilton Skills Development Specialist, Skills in Focus
Julie Fiedler Subject Matter Export, Horse SA

 

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Membership
Andrew McLean Equitation Science International
Charlie Cross Outdoor Council of Australia
Fiona O’Sullivan Beef Industry Safety Advisory Group
Janet Horton Equestrian Australia
John Sunderland Thoroughbred Breeders Australia
Kathleen Mullan Harness Racing Australia
Robyn Bell Racing Queensland
Ron Flemming Racing and Wagering WA
Wendy Denning Jindalee Feedlot

Development

Thank you to those who provided feedback on the draft of units of competency, including three proposed new units.

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) are currently reviewing all feedback and any issues will be referred to the Racing Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and Rural and Related IRC.

The feedback will inform the work on the next version of draft units, as well as work on relevant qualifications and skills sets. Revised units, qualifications and skills sets will be available for industry validation during May. The units that are under review are listed below.

 

Proposed New Units

ACMEQU2XX Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
ACMEQU3XX Minimise incidents and injuries from falling from a horse
ACMEQU4XX Manage partnership between new worker or participant and horse

Horse Breeding Units

ACMHBR202 Assist with oestrus detection in mares
ACMHBR301 Assist with mating and foaling
ACMHBR303 Carry out mare mating procedures
ACMHBR304 Assist with artificial insemination of mares
ACMHBR312 Carry out procedures for foaling down mares
ACMHBR314 Care for pregnant mares
ACMHBR405 Supervise natural horse mating program
ACMHBR408 Manage foaling and post foaling problems

 

ACMHBR201 Check and treat horses
ACMHBR203 Provide daily care for horses
ACMHBR302 Carry out basic hoof care procedures
ACMHBR308 Maintain horses in a healthy state
ACMHBR310 Prevent and treat equine injury and disease
ACMEQU402 Determine nutritional needs in the provision of horse health care
ACMHBR501 Manage horse nutrition
ACMHBR504 Manage horse pastures

 

 

ACMHBR307 Handle young horses
ACMHBR311 Raise young horses
ACMHBR403 Handle and care for stallions
ACMHBR404 Supervise raising young horses
ACMHBR407 Educate stallions

 

 

ACMHBR305 Assess suitability of horses for specific uses
ACMHBR306 Provide information on horses
ACMHBR309 Follow stud operational procedures
ACMHBR313 Transport horses
ACMHBR401 Carry out stud stable management duties
ACMHBR406 Prepare yearlings for sale
ACMHBR503 Develop and implement a marketing plan for stud stock

 

 

ACMHBR403 Handle and care for stallions
ACMHBR407 Educate stallions
ACMHBR502 Manage reproductive outcomes of stallions and mares

 

Racing Units

 

RGRPSH211 Work effectively in the horse racing industry
RGRPSH310 Prepare for self-management in racing
RGRPSH418 Set goals to improve racing performance
RGRPSH421 Operate horse racing training business
RGRPSH422 Promote and maintain business arrangements with racehorse owners
RGRPSH504 Develop systems and records for horse racing business training operations

 

 

RGRPSH301 Implement stable operations
 RGRPSH302 Supervise handling of horses
RGRPSH208 Attend horses at trackwork
RGRPSH209 Attend horses at meetings and trials
RGRPSH303 Supervise transportation of horses
RGRPSH308 Provide first aid and emergency care for horses
RGRPSH309 Implement feeding programs for racehorses under direction
RGRPSH409 Determine nutritional requirements for racing horses

 

 

RGRPSH203 Perform basic driving tasks
RGRPSH204 Prepare to drive jog work
RGRPSH305 Develop driving skills for trackwork
RGRPSH402 Drive horses in pacework and fast work
RGRPSH403 Educate harness horses for racing
RGRPSH410 Prepare for race driving
RGRPSH411 Prepare to drive horses in trials
RGRPSH412 Prepare to drive horses in races
RGRPSH503 Trial and race horses*

 

 

RGRPSH406 Develop riding skills for jumping racing
RGRPSH416 Perform trial and race jumping riding skills
RGRPSH423 Train horses for jumping racing

 

 

RGRPSH306 Develop basic trackwork riding skills
RGRPSH307 Exercise horses in pacework
RGRPSH404 Ride horses at trackwork
RGRPSH405 Ride horses in jump outs
RGRPSH413 Prepare for race riding
RGRPSH414 Ride horses in trials
RGRPSH415 Ride horses in races

 

 

RGRPSH407 Educate thoroughbred horses for racing
RGRPSH420 Participate in implementing racehorse exercise programs
RGRPSH501 Plan and adapt training conditioning programs for racehorses
RGRPSH502Plan and implement education of horses for racing
RGRPSH505 Select horses for racing
RGRPSH503 Trial and race horses* (repeated – in harness also)

 

 

RGRSTD303 Assess racing gear suitability and safety
RGRSTD408 Analyse race performance
RGRSTD409 Perform the duties of a race day steward
RGRSWA301 Collect non-blood samples from greyhounds or horses
RGRSWA302 Collect non-blood samples from racing personnel
RGRTRK303 Provide emergency animal assistance
RGRTRK402 Relate animal welfare to track and environmental conditions

 

 

RGRROP201A Perform duties of barrier attendant at thoroughbred race meetings and trials
RGRROP406A Perform duties of harness race starter
RGRROP403A Perform duties of farrier at race meetings
RGRROP407A Perform duties of thoroughbred race starter

 

 

RGRROP204A Assist with harness race starts
RGRROP302A Brand standard bred horses
RGRROP305A Perform duties of clerk of scales for horses at thoroughbred race meetings
RGRROP317A Attend racing events and comply with protocols and safety procedures
RGRROP404A Perform duties of veterinarian at race meetings or trials
RGRROP405A Conduct veterinarian supervision of sample collection procedures

 

Livestock and Performance Horse Units

 

AHCLSK218 Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work
AHCLSK330 Implement procedures for foaling down mares
AHCLSK336 Educate, care for, and ride horses for stock work
AHCLSK417 Manage horses for stock work
AHCLSK503 Develop and implement a breeding strategy

 

 

AHCPHR201 Lunge performance horses for exercise
AHCPHR202 Ride performance horses for exercise in an arena
AHCPHR301 Care for performance horses
AHCPHR302 Maintain the health and welfare of performance horses
AHCPHR303 Participate in horse events/activities
AHCPHR304 Ride and lead performance horses

 

 

AHCPHR401 Interpret equine behaviour
AHCPHR402 Manage horses to meet performance horse sport
AHCPHR403 Evaluate equine training methodologies
AHCPHR404 Manage international opportunities for performance horses
AHCPHR405 Implement and monitor equine health and welfare strategies
AHCPHR406 Manage the presentation of young horses
AHCPHR407 Implement an equine facility maintenance improvement and management program
AHCPHR408 Educate and train performance horses

 

 

AHCPHR502 Manage horse health using selected therapies
AHCPHR503 Evaluate horse conformation
AHCPHR504 Manage equine nutrition
AHCPHR505 Manage fitness in performance horses
AHCPHR506 Manage performance horse breeding operations

 

Equine, Dental and Farrier Units

 

ACMEQU101 Approach and catch horses
ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely
ACMEQU205 Develop horse riding skills at walk and trot
ACMEQU206 Perform basic horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter
ACMEQU207 Develop riding skills for exercise of horses
ACMEQU209 Provide non-riding exercise for horses
ACMEQU210 Lunge educated horses
ACMEQU301 Introduce horses to lunge exercise

 

 

ACMEQU201 Work safely in the horse industry
ACMEQU203 Provide basic care for horses
ACMEQU204 Perform daily tasks in the horse industry
ACMEQU208 Manage personal health and fitness
ACMEQU211 Prepare a horse for competition, presentation or sale

 

 

ACMEQU401 Relate equine anatomical and physiological features to equine health care requirements
ACMEQU402 Determine nutritional needs in provision of horse health care
ACMEQU403 Relate musculoskeletal structure to horse movement
ACMEQU404 Evaluate fit of saddlery and equipment
ACMEQU405 Maintain and monitor horse health and welfare

 

 

ACMFAR301 Handle horses safely in the provision of farriery services
ACMFAR302 Work effectively as a farrier in the equine industries
ACMFAR303 Prepare for routine farriery activities
ACMFAR304 Respond to emergencies and apply essential first aid in the equine industries
ACMFAR305 Perform welding tasks using a forge
ACMFAR306 Maintain, repair and manufacture hand tools used in farriery
ACMFAR307 Make standard shoes for a range of horses
ACMFAR308 Determine foot care and shoeing plans for horses
ACMFAR309 Fit shoes for normal healthy horses
ACMFAR310 Fit shoes to alleviate moderate faults and defects in horses
ACMFAR311 Fit shoes to alleviate severe faults and defects in horses
ACMFAR312 Accommodate special needs of particular horses through farriery techniques

 

 

ACMEQD401 Work within an equine dental service provision framework
ACMEQD402 Determine equine oral functional efficiency
ACMEQD403 Identify potential health impacts of equine oral conditions
ACMEQD404 Conduct equine oral inspection and assessment and plan equine dental treatment
ACMEQD405 Perform routine dental correction and oral care using manual instruments

 

 

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Validation

Thank you to those who participated in the validation process for the final draft units of competency, skill sets and qualification. The consultation period for this Validation stage of the project is now closed.

The final drafts have been forwarded to the relevant Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) for sign off. After final quality assurance of the drafts, they will be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) to consider and approve for publication on training.gov.au.

Validation means checking or proving that something is logically and factually accurate. Industry views were sought on whether current safe work practices have been incorporated into the following qualifications, units of competency and skill sets, where people have contact with horses. The final draft units, skill sets and qualifications that were available for industry validation are listed below.

Qualification and Skill Sets

ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care
ACMSSXXXXXX Incorporate safety when instructing beginners in horse handling skill set
ACMSSXXXXXX Beginners horse handling safety skill set

 

Units of Competency

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
ACMEQU302 Apply knowledge of minimising impact of falling
ACMEQU303 Demonstrate riding techniques to avoid falls and to reduce the impact of falls
ACMEQU406 Manage horse selection for new or inexperienced handler, rider or driver

 

ACMHBR202 Assist with oestrus detection in mares
ACMHBR301 Assist with mating and foaling
ACMHBR303 Carry out mare mating procedures
ACMHBR304 Assist with artificial insemination of mares
ACMHBR312 Carry out procedures for foaling down mares
ACMHBR314 Care for pregnant mares
ACMHBR405 Supervise natural horse mating program
ACMHBR408 Manage foaling and post foaling problems
ACMHBR502 Manage reproductive outcomes of stallions and mares

 

ACMHBR201 Check and treat horses
ACMHBR203 Provide daily care for horses
ACMHBR302 Carry out basic hoof care procedures
ACMHBR308 Maintain horses in a healthy state
ACMHBR310 Prevent and treat equine injury and disease
ACMEQU402 Determine nutritional needs in the provision of horse health care
ACMEHBR402 Determine nutritional requirements for horses
ACMHBR501 Manage horse nutrition
ACMHBR504 Manage horse pastures

 

ACMHBR307 Handle young horses
ACMHBR311 Raise young horses
ACMHBR403 Handle and care for stallions
ACMHBR404 Supervise raising young horses
ACMHBR407 Educate stallions

 

ACMHBR305 Assess suitability of horses for specific uses
ACMHBR306 Provide information on horses
ACMHBR309 Follow stud operational procedures
ACMHBR313 Transport horses
ACMHBR401 Carry out stud stable management duties
ACMHBR406 Prepare yearlings for sale
ACMHBR503 Develop and implement a marketing plan for stud stock

 

ACMFAR301 Handle horses safely during farriery services
ACMFAR302 Work effectively as a farrier
ACMFAR303 Perform routine day-to-day farriery activities
ACMFAR304 Respond to emergencies and apply first aid
ACMFAR305 Perform welding tasks using a forge
ACMFAR306 Maintain, repair and manufacture hand tools used in farriery
ACMFAR307 Make standard shoes for a range of horses
ACMFAR308 Determine foot care and shoeing plans for horses
ACMFAR309 Fit shoes for normal health horses
ACMFAR310 Fit shoes to alleviate moderate faults and defects in horses
ACMFAR311 Fit shoes to alleviate severe faults and defects in horses
ACMFAR312 Use farriery techniques to meet special needs of horses

 

AHCLSK218 Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work
AHCLSK330 Implement procedures for foaling down mares
AHCLSK336 Educate, care for, and ride horses for stock work
AHCLSK417 Manage horses for stock work
AHCLSK503 Develop and implement a breeding strategy

 

AHCPHR201 Lunge performance horses for exercise
AHCPHR202 Ride performance horses for exercise in an arena
AHCPHR301 Care for performance horses
AHCPHR302 Maintain the health and welfare of performance horses
AHCPHR303 Participate in horse events/activities
AHCPHR304 Ride and lead performance horses

 

AHCPHR401 Interpret equine behaviour
AHCPHR402 Manage horses to meet performance horse sport
AHCPHR403 Evaluate equine training methodologies
AHCPHR404 Manage international opportunities for performance horses
AHCPHR405 Implement and monitor equine health and welfare strategies
AHCPHR406 Manage the presentation of young horses
AHCPHR407 Implement an equine facility maintenance improvement and management program
AHCPHR408 Educate and train performance horses

 

AHCPHR502 Manage horse health using selected therapies
AHCPHR503 Evaluate horse conformation
AHCPHR504 Manage equine nutrition
AHCPHR505 Manage fitness in performance horses
AHCPHR506 Manage performance horse breeding operations

 

ACMEQU101 Approach and catch horses
ACMEQU202 Handle horses
ACMEQU205 Develop horse riding skills at walk and trot
ACMEQU206 Perform basic horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter
ACMEQU207 Develop riding skills for flatwork exercise of horses
ACMEQU209 Provide non-riding exercise for horses
ACMEQU210 Lunge educated horses
ACMEQU301 Introduce horses to lunge exercise

 

ACMEQU201 Work safely in the horse industry
ACMEQU203 Provide basic care for horses
ACMEQU204 Perform daily tasks in the horse industry
ACMEQU208 Manage personal health and fitness
ACMEQU211 Prepare a horse for competition, presentation or sale

 

ACMEQU401 Relate equine anatomical and physiological features to equine health care requirements
ACMEQU402 Determine nutritional needs in provision of horse health care
ACMEQU403 Relate musculoskeletal structure to horse movement
ACMEQU404 Evaluate fit of saddlery and equipment
ACMEQU405 Maintain and monitor horse health and welfare

 

ACMEQD401 Work within an equine dental service provision framework
ACMEQD402 Determine equine oral functional efficiency
ACMEQD403 Identify potential health impacts of equine oral conditions
ACMEQD404 Conduct equine oral inspection and assessment and plan equine dental treatment
ACMEQD405 Perform routine dental correction and oral care using manual instruments

 

 

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By registering your interest, you will be informed of project updates.

 

 

Finalisation

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has approved the Case for Endorsement for the updated and revised units of competency, skill sets and qualifications.

The revised units, skill sets and qualifications will be released on to training.gov.au by the end of 2017. Once published on training.gov.au, they will be available for use by registered training organisations (RTOs). This includes all equine related units, skill sets and qualifications from the ACM Animal Care and Management and AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, and Conservation and Land Management Training Packages, but it does not include those from the RGR Racing Training Package.

Feedback from industry was that the proposed safety measures being applied to the AHC and ACM units were not appropriate for the Horse Racing Industry. As such, a new Racing Project has been established to satisfactorily incorporate safety into the units, skill sets and qualifications within the RGR Racing Training Package.

Two companion volumes have also been produced as part of this project:

  • The companion volume ACM Implementation Guide contains key information to help registered training organisations (RTOs) implement the units, skill sets and qualification, including the key work and training requirements in the industry; regulation and licensing implications for implementation; pathways advice; industry sectors and occupational outcomes of qualification; and advice on workplace health and safety implications.
  • The companion volume Equine Training User Guide provides detailed information on safety and risk management when interacting with horses. It will support RTOs to embed high levels of safety into their training and assessment of units of competency requiring learners to interact with horses.

Please find below copies of the documents that were endorsed by the AISC.

Qualification and Skill Sets

ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care Download qualification
ACMSS000013 Incorporate safety when instructing beginners in horse handling skill set Download skill set
ACMSS000014 Beginners horse handling safety skill set Download skill set

 

Units of Competency

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour Download unit
ACMEQU302 Apply knowledge of minimising impact of falling from a horse Download unit
ACMEQU303 Demonstrate riding techniques for avoiding falls and reducing the impact of falls Download unit
ACMEQU406 Manage selection of horse for new or inexperienced handler, rider or driver Download unit

 

ACMHBR202 Assist with oestrus detection in mares Download unit
ACMHBR303 Carry out natural mare mating procedures Download unit
ACMHBR304 Assist with artificial insemination of mares Download unit
ACMHBR312 Carry out procedures for foaling down mares Download unit
ACMHBR313 Care for pregnant mares Download unit
ACMHBR405 Supervise natural horse mating program Download unit
ACMHBR402 Manage foaling and post foaling problems Download unit
ACMHBR502 Manage reproductive outcomes of stallions and mares Download unit

 

ACMHBR201 Check and treat horses Download unit
ACMHBR203 Provide daily care for horses Download unit
ACMHBR302 Carry out basic hoof care procedures Download unit
ACMHBR308 Maintain horses in a healthy state Download unit
ACMHBR310 Prevent and treat equine injury and disease Download unit
ACMEQU402 Determine nutritional needs in the provision of horse health care Download unit
ACMHBR501 Manage horse nutrition Download unit
ACMHBR504 Manage horse pastures Download unit

 

ACMHBR307 Handle young horses Download unit
ACMHBR311 Raise young horses Download unit
ACMHBR403 Handle and care for stallions Download unit
ACMHBR404 Supervise staff raising young horses Download unit
ACMHBR407 Educate stallions Download unit

 

ACMHBR305 Assess suitability of horses for specific uses Download unit
ACMHBR306 Provide information on horses Download unit
ACMHBR309 Follow stud operational procedures Download unit
ACMHBR301 Transport horses Download unit
ACMHBR401 Carry out stud stable management duties Download unit
ACMHBR406 Prepare yearlings for sale Download unit
ACMHBR503 Develop and implement a marketing plan for stud stock Download unit

 

ACMFAR301 Handle equines safely during farriery services Download unit
ACMFAR302 Work effectively as a farrier Download unit
ACMFAR303 Perform routine day-to-day farriery activities Download unit
ACMFAR304 Respond to emergencies and apply first aid Download unit
ACMFAR305 Perform welding tasks using a forge Download unit
ACMFAR306 Maintain, repair and manufacture hand tools used in farriery Download unit
ACMFAR307 Make standard shoes for a range of equines Download unit
ACMFAR308 Determine foot care and shoeing plans for equines Download unit
ACMFAR309 Select and fit shoes for normal healthy equines Download unit
ACMFAR310 Fit shoes to alleviate moderate faults and defects in equines Download unit
ACMFAR311 Fit shoes to alleviate severe faults and defects in equines Download unit
ACMFAR312 Use farriery techniques to meet special needs of equines Download unit

 

AHCLSK218 Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work Download unit
AHCLSK337 Train, care for, and ride horses for stock work Download unit
AHCLSK419 Manage horses for stock work Download unit
AHCLSK503 Develop and implement a breeding strategy Download unit

 

ACMPHR201 Ride performance horses for exercise in an arena Download unit
ACMPHR301 Care for performance horses Download unit
ACMPHR302 Maintain health and welfare of performance horses Download unit
ACMPHR303 Participate in horse events and activities Download unit
ACMPHR304 Ride and lead performance horses Download unit

 

ACMPHR401 Interpret equine behaviour Download unit
ACMPHR402 Manage horses to meet performance horse sport requirements Download unit
ACMPHR403 Evaluate equine training methodologies Download unit
ACMPHR404 Manage international opportunities for performance horses Download unit
ACMPHR405 Implement and Monitor Equine Health and Welfare Strategies Download unit
ACMPHR406 Manage the presentation of young horses Download unit
ACMPHR407 Implement an equine facility maintenance, improvement and management program Download unit
ACMPHR408 Educate and train performance horses Download unit

 

ACMPHR502 Manage horse health using selected therapies Download  unit
ACMPHR503 Evaluate performance horse conformation Download unit
ACMPHR504 Manage equine nutrition Download unit
ACMPHR505 Manage fitness in performance horses Download unit
ACMPHR506 Manage performance horse breeding operations Download unit

 

ACMEQU101 Approach and catch horses Download unit
ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely Download unit
ACMEQU206 Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter Download unit
ACMEQU207 Develop riding skills for exercising horses Download unit
ACMEQU209 Provide non-riding exercise to horses Download unit
ACMEQU210 Lunge educated horses Download unit
ACMEQU301 Introduce horses to lunge exercise Download unit

 

ACMEQU201 Work safely in industries with horses Download unit
ACMEQU203 Provide basic care for horses Download unit
ACMEQU204 Perform daily tasks in the horse industry Download unit
ACMEQU208 Manage personal health and fitness for working with horses Download unit
ACMEQU211 Prepare horses for competition, presentation or sale Download unit

 

ACMEQU401 Relate equine anatomical and physiological features to equine health care requirements Download unit
ACMEQU402 Determine nutritional needs in provision of horse health care Download unit
ACMEQU403 Relate musculoskeletal structure to horse movement Download unit
ACMEQU404 Evaluate fit of saddlery and associated equipment Download unit
ACMEQU405 Maintain and monitor horse health and welfare Download unit

 

ACMEQD401 Work within an equine dental service provision framework Download unit
ACMEQD402 Determine equine oral functional efficiency Download unit
ACMEQD403 Identify potential health impacts of equine oral conditions Download unit
ACMEQD404 Conduct equine oral inspection and assessment and plan equine dental treatment Download unit
ACMEQD405 Perform routine dental correction and oral care using manual instruments Download unit

 

 

Case for Endorsement

Download the ACM Case for Endorsement

Download the AHC Case for Endorsement

 

Companion Volumes

Download the ACM Implementation Guide

Download the Equine Training User Guide

 

 

Release

Following endorsement by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), the final qualifications, skill sets and units of competency are now published on training.gov.au, which means they are available for use by registered training organisations (RTOs).

The revised qualifications, skill sets and units are embedded within the following training packages:

Note: qualifications, skill sets and units from the RGR Racing Training Package were not included in this release. Feedback from industry was that the proposed safety measures being applied to the AHC and ACM units were not appropriate for the Horse Racing Industry. As such, a new Racing Project has been established to satisfactorily incorporate safety into the units, skill sets and qualifications within the RGR Racing Training Package.

This project reviewed and updated the qualifications, skill sets and units to incorporate safe work practices for improved safety, quality and consistency in the delivery of equine training. For further details about the development of this project, please click on the green project arrows above.

What does this mean for training providers?

Registered training organisations (RTOs) have 12 months to transition to delivering the new and update qualifications, skill sets and units, from the date of publication. For more information, visit the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) website.

Companion Volume Implementation Guides have also been produced to help training providers implement the new and revised qualifications, skill sets and units. These can be downloaded from VETNet.com.

Please see the case for endorsement for more information about the changes made:

Download the ACM Case for Endorsement

Download the AHC Case for Endorsement

Please find below links to the final qualifications, skill sets and units on training.gov.au

 

Qualification and Skill Sets

ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care View qualification on training.gov.au
ACMSS00013 Incorporate safety when instructing beginners in horse handling skill set View skill set on training.gov.au
ACMSS00014 Beginners horse handling safety skill set View skill set on training.gov.au

 

Units of Competency

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU302 Apply knowledge of minimising impact of falling from a horse View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU303 Demonstrate riding techniques for avoiding falls and reducing the impact of falls View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU406 Manage selection of horse for new or inexperienced handler, rider or driver View unit on training.gov.au

 

ACMHBR202 Assist with oestrus detection in mares View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR303 Carry out natural mare mating procedures View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR304 Assist with artificial insemination of mares View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR312 Carry out procedures for foaling down mares View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR313 Care for pregnant mares View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR402 Manage foaling and post foaling problems View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR405 Supervise natural horse mating program View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR502 Manage reproductive outcomes of stallions and mares View unit on training.gov.au

 

ACMHBR201 Check and treat horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR203 Provide daily care for horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR302 Carry out basic hoof care procedures View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR308 Maintain horses in a healthy state View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR310 Prevent and treat equine injury and disease View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU402 Determine nutritional needs in the provision of horse health care View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR501 Manage horse nutrition View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR504 Manage horse pastures View unit on training.gov.au

 

ACMHBR307 Handle young horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR311 Raise young horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR403 Handle and care for stallions View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR404 Supervise staff raising young horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR407 Educate stallions View unit on training.gov.au

 

ACMHBR305 Assess suitability of horses for specific uses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR306 Provide information on horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR309 Follow stud operational procedures View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR301 Transport horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR401 Carry out stud stable management duties View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR406 Prepare yearlings for sale View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR503 Develop and implement a marketing plan for stud stock View unit on training.gov.au

 

ACMFAR301 Handle equines safely during farriery services View unit on training.gov.au
ACMFAR302 Work effectively as a farrier View unit on training.gov.au
ACMFAR303 Perform routine day-to-day farriery activities View unit on training.gov.au
ACMFAR304 Respond to emergencies and apply first aid View unit on training.gov.au
ACMFAR305 Perform welding tasks using a forge View unit on training.gov.au
ACMFAR306 Maintain, repair and manufacture hand tools used in farriery View unit on training.gov.au
ACMFAR307 Make standard shoes for a range of equines View unit on training.gov.au
ACMFAR308 Determine foot care and shoeing plans for equines View unit on training.gov.au
ACMFAR309 Select and fit shoes for normal healthy equines View unit on training.gov.au
ACMFAR310 Fit shoes to alleviate moderate faults and defects in equines View unit on training.gov.au
ACMFAR311 Fit shoes to alleviate severe faults and defects in equines View unit on training.gov.au
ACMFAR312 Use farriery techniques to meet special needs of equines View unit on training.gov.au

 

AHCLSK218 Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work View unit on training.gov.au
AHCLSK337 Train, care for, and ride horses for stock work View unit on training.gov.au
AHCLSK419 Manage horses for stock work View unit on training.gov.au
AHCLSK503 Develop and implement a breeding strategy View unit on training.gov.au

 

ACMPHR201 Ride performance horses for exercise in an arena View unit on training.gov.au
ACMPHR301 Care for performance horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMPHR302 Maintain health and welfare of performance horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMPHR303 Participate in horse events and activities View unit on training.gov.au
ACMPHR304 Ride and lead performance horses View unit on training.gov.au

 

ACMPHR401 Interpret equine behaviour View unit on training.gov.au
ACMPHR402 Manage horses to meet performance horse sport requirements View unit on training.gov.au
ACMPHR403 Evaluate equine training methodologies View unit on training.gov.au
ACMPHR404 Manage international opportunities for performance horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMPHR405 Implement and Monitor Equine Health and Welfare Strategies View unit on training.gov.au
ACMPHR406 Manage the presentation of young horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMPHR407 Implement an equine facility maintenance, improvement and management program View unit on training.gov.au
ACMPHR408 Educate and train performance horses View unit on training.gov.au

 

ACMPHR502 Manage horse health using selected therapies View unit on training.gov.au
ACMPHR503 Evaluate performance horse conformation View unit on training.gov.au
ACMPHR504 Manage equine nutrition View unit on training.gov.au
ACMPHR505 Manage fitness in performance horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMPHR506 Manage performance horse breeding operations View unit on training.gov.au

 

ACMEQU101 Approach and catch horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU206 Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU207 Develop riding skills for exercising horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU209 Provide non-riding exercise to horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU210 Lunge educated horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU301 Introduce horses to lunge exercise View unit on training.gov.au

 

ACMEQU201 Work safely in industries with horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU203 Provide basic care for horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU204 Perform daily tasks in the horse industry View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU208 Manage personal health and fitness for working with horses View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU211 Prepare horses for competition, presentation or sale View unit on training.gov.au

 

ACMEQU401 Relate equine anatomical and physiological features to equine health care requirements View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU402 Determine nutritional needs in provision of horse health care View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU403 Relate musculoskeletal structure to horse movement View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU404 Evaluate fit of saddlery and associated equipment View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU405 Maintain and monitor horse health and welfare View unit on training.gov.au

 

ACMEQD401 Work within an equine dental service provision framework View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQD402 Determine equine oral functional efficiency View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQD403 Identify potential health impacts of equine oral conditions View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQD404 Conduct equine oral inspection and assessment and plan equine dental treatment View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQD405 Perform routine dental correction and oral care using manual instruments View unit on training.gov.au

 

 

Two companion volumes have also been produced as part of this project:

  • The companion volume ACM Implementation Guide contains key information to help registered training organisations (RTOs) implement the units, skill sets and qualification, including the key work and training requirements in the industry; regulation and licensing implications for implementation; pathways advice; industry sectors and occupational outcomes of qualification; and advice on workplace health and safety implications.
  • The companion volume Equine Training User Guide provides detailed information on safety and risk management when interacting with horses. It will support RTOs to embed high levels of safety into their training and assessment of units of competency requiring learners to interact with horses.

 

Companion Volumes

Download the ACM Implementation Guide

Download the Equine Training User Guide