Horse Care Project

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Case for change

In 2019, the Animal Care and Management IRC commissioned an Equine Industry Survey to ascertain how work with equines is being done and who is doing that work. While several representative bodies have strong views on scope of practice, the survey was designed to provide evidence of the type and nature of services being accessed by equine owners, carers, trainers, riders and others responsible for the day to day welfare of equines. The combination of direct consultations, the equine survey, workshops and other feedback mechanisms identified issues to be addresses as part of this project. This included the need to strengthen skills in horse safety, behaviour and welfare, and the need to recognise the many transferable skills across sectors involved in the care of equines.

As part of this project units of competency in a range of horse care sectors will be updated to embed horse safety, behaviour and welfare skills for specific job tasks. This will reflect the holistic approach to equine welfare that survey participants overwhelmingly requested. Consideration will also be given to repackaging the skills standards to enable a variety of job outcomes and reduce complexity. To achieve this, a ‘job family’ is being proposed by the IRC to reflect the ‘equine care’ sector, which groups a range of current and emerging occupations, such as performance horse (equestrian events), rescue centres, sanctuaries, agistments, and allied health services (massage, body workers, saddle/equipment fitting, dentistry).

The Equine Industry Survey received 546 responses, with the following key findings:

  • The skills most in demand are associated with horse safety, animal behaviour and animal welfare.
  • A shortage of skilled labour was mentioned in reference to specific occupations, including farriers, track (including exercise) riders, grooms and saddle fitters.
  • There were calls for workplace-based training and practical skills, although some scepticism is expressed about its effectiveness given the lack of regulation in these areas of the industry.
  • It is difficult to access equine services in regional, rural and remote areas. Many customers feel limited to ‘what they can get’, bemoaning the reliability of, or waiting times for, providers who service broad geographical areas.
  • There continues to be specific labour force shortages, especially regarding farriers and track riders. These shortages are sometimes addressed by unqualified service providers, who are of varying quality.
  • One key purpose of the survey was to establish the current use of equine dentistry in Australia. Most respondents (95%) to the IRC survey said they engage service providers for equine dental care, indicating widespread knowledge of the importance of horses’ teeth to their overall health and the ongoing demand for services. The majority (53%) selected equine dental technicians as their service provider, while veterinarians were engaged by 23% of respondents. Around 24% arranged for both equine dental technicians and veterinarians to be present.

 

The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) approved this project, out of the Annual Update IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work.

Skills Impact and the Animal Care and Management Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will oversee this project, consistent with the 2012 Standards for Training Package Development.

Download Project Proposal (see page 38)

 

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Project Plan

From a stablehand or groom, to a saddle fitter, nutritionist, massage therapist or equine dentist, a career working with horses can lead down many different paths. Even so, caring for horses is not a solo endeavour, requiring input from a range of individuals with specific expertise. Particular skills are required to make sure a horse’s teeth, body and hooves are healthy, that the equipment used is appropriate and safe, and that all their basic needs are met. Across all these roles, whether someone has grown up with horses or started their equine career in the classroom, skills in safety are an integral part of providing care to horses, protecting equine professionals and those around them in all their interactions with horses.

Particular safety considerations will vary depending on job role and task, as well as environment, equipment, the horse’s work and health history, and who else is sharing the space. It is essential that these variables are addressed in national qualifications and skills standards, so the next generation of horse care workers can gain the expertise they need to work safety and effectively with horses.

In 2019, Skills Impact undertook a survey to explore the types of horse care services used, who is carrying out this work and how, and the skills and knowledge workers and owners possess and develop. From the 546 responses, it was affirmed that safety, animal behaviour and animal welfare are key skills for this kind of work. However, industry indicated that there could be a better way to incorporate safety and care skills in current qualifications, skills set and units, so that it is consolidated throughout the learning journey as a key element of this work.

The survey also indicated that some skills areas, such as allied health services like nutrition and massage, are not currently defined by nationally endorsed skills standards. There is also a need to consider how to provide better access for people pursuing a career working with horses and support more flexible career pathways along the way. Skills standards and qualifications are required to support school leavers right through to professional occupations and leadership and management roles.

As part of this project, the skills requirements of those who provide horse care services will be considered, so that they can be described in consistent skills standards agreed upon by industry. There are many experts with years of experience in Australia’s horse care industry. If you are experienced and knowledgeable about the care of horses, this is your chance to support future industry leaders, by defining the essential and necessary skills for various jobs in the horse care industry.

Project Scope

This project will review Certificate II in Horse Care, Certificate III in Performance Horse, Certificate IV in Equine Dentistry and Diploma of Performance Horse Management and relevant units.

The Certificate III in Equine Hoof Care will also be updated as it contains some of the units that will be reviewed. However, the qualification itself is not being reviewed at this time.

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Relevant Occupations
  • Stable hand
  • Farm hand
  • Groom
  • Exercise rider
  • Trail-ride assistant
  • Strapper
  • Stud hand
  • Husbandry
  • Hoof care practitioner
  • Equine dentist
  • Saddle, bit and equipment fitters
  • Therapeutic care of horses
  • Performance horse enterprise management

 

Timeline

August – October 2020
Initial scoping

November 2020 – January 2021
Development of draft qualifications, skill sets and units

Mid-February 2021
Drafts available for broad consultation

May 2021
Validation of final drafts

June 2021
Finalisation of Training Package components

July – August 2021
Independent Quality Assurance, and Edit and Equity review of Training Package components

September 2021
IRC consideration for sign-off and submission for endorsement

Components

 

Project Team
Lucinda O’BrienIndustry Skills Standards Manager/Specialist lucinda@skillsimpact.com.au
Diana McNaughtonIndustry Engagement Manager diana@skillsimpact.com.au
Sue HamiltonIndustry Skills Standard Contractor
Tom VassalloIndustry Skill Standards Development Manager and Strategic Training Package Review Specialist, Skills Impact

Opportunities for stakeholder input

Stakeholder input is appreciated throughout the duration of this project. The documents will be drafted in consultation with Subject Matter Experts and their networks. Opportunities to provide targeted feedback will occur when the draft materials are made available in February 2021, and again for validation of final drafts in May 2021. However, your feedback is welcomed at any time, and will help us in drafting the qualifications, skill set and units. It is important that training provides a skilled and flexible workforce for the future. The qualifications, skill sets and units need to reflect real work experience. So if you work in the sector, Skills Impact welcomes your input and help. Please feel free to register your interest for project updates and consultation opportunities by following the newsletter subscription link below. Alternatively, please feel free to contact the project manager, Lucinda O’Brien on 03 9321 3526 or lucinda@skillsimpact.com.au.

Stakeholder Consultation Process

A list of key stakeholder organisations has been identified for this project. Skills Impact will ensure contact is made with each of these organisations during the development of this project to seek their involvement and their views on the draft qualifications, skill sets and units.

If you are aware of an organisation that you think should be involved, please contact the project team to ensure they are contacted by us.

Of course, all and any interested industry participants are encouraged to engage in the consultation of this project, when the draft qualifications, skill sets and units are available for feedback via this webpage and workshops that take place around Australia. Consultation is not limited to the organisations on this list. This list simply helps us to identify those organisations that, because of their industry role, size or specialty, are likely to have a key interest in the development and outcomes of this project.

Development

There are many and varied career paths in the horse care sector, with each playing an important role in promoting and maintaining the welfare of horses. This project is looking at the skills standards across a range of job roles from a stablehand or a groom, to a saddle fitter, nutritionist, massage therapist or those practicing equine dentistry. Particular skills are required to make sure a horse’s teeth, body and hooves are healthy, that the equipment used is appropriate and safe, and that all their basic needs are met. Across all these roles, skills in safety are an integral part of providing care to horses, protecting equine professionals and those around them in all their interactions with horses. The need for this project was identified out of a survey Skills Impact undertook in 2019, to explore the types of horse care services used, who is carrying out this work and how, and the skills and knowledge workers and owners possess and develop.

Work has commenced to review and redevelop the existing qualifications and units of competency for horse care, performance horse and equine services (dentistry, saddle and equipment fitting, body work and early education). During November 2020, Skills Impact is meeting with Subject Matter Experts from these industry sectors from across Australia to undertake a workforce functional analysis to identify current job roles and work functions and any gaps in the skills standards.

Consultation Workshops – Registrations Open!

A number of consultation webinars have been scheduled to give stakeholders an opportunity to discuss the draft skills standards with the Skills Impact team. At these sessions, the team will provide background on the project and its objectives and present draft documents to discuss whether the proposed changes meet the needs of industry. You will also be walked through how to use the Skills Impact Online Feedback Hub to provide feedback on the drafts. Draft documents and supporting documentation will be available on the Skills Impact website from mid February to mid March 2020.

Registrations for consultation workshops are now open. Please register by clicking the corresponding link.

Certificate II & III Webinars

These webinars will focus on addressing the skills and knowledge required for work activities undertaken by horse carer and handler roles (such as stable work, grooming, exercising and equine hoof care).

Wednesday 17 February, 10am to 12pm AEDT – register here

Thursday 18 February, 1pm to 3pm AEDT – register here

Friday 19 February, 10am to 12pm AEDT – register here

Tuesday 23 February, 10am to 12pm AEDT – register here

Certificate IV & Diploma Webinars

These webinars will focus on addressing the skills and knowledge required for work activities undertaken by equine service providers (dentistry, saddle and equipment fitting, body work and early education) and equine establishment or team managers.

Wednesday 17 February, 1pm to 3pm AEDT – register here

Thursday 18 February, 10am to 12pm AEDT – register here

Friday 19 February, 1pm to 3pm AEDT – register here

Monday 22 February, 10am to 12pm AEDT – register here

Training Delivery Webinars

Webinar are also being held specifically for stakeholders interested in discussing training delivery and assessment of the draft skills standards.

Certificate II and III – Monday 22 February, 1pm to 3pm AEDT – register here

Certificate IV & Diploma – Tuesday 23 February, 1pm to 3pm AEDT – register here

 

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Drafts Available

Promoting and maintaining the welfare of horses takes input from a range of professionals, from stablehands or grooms, to saddle fitters, nutritionists, massage therapists and equine dentists. Unique expertise is required for each of these roles, to keep a horse’s teeth, body and hooves healthy, to make sure equipment used is appropriate and safe, and to check all of a horse’s basic needs are met. Across the industry foundational skills in safety are vital, protecting equine professionals and those around them in all their interactions with horses.

Consultation is taking place throughout this project to capture the types of horse care services available and the skills and knowledge required for them in nationally endorsed qualifications, skill sets and units.

Thank you to everybody that provided feedback on the draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency that were available on this webpage for feedback between 16 February and 16 March 2021.

During this time, feedback was collected via the online feedback hub, consultation webinars and email. The drafts, including any comments made on the feedback hub, are still available for viewing below.

Your feedback is being considered by the Subject Matter Expert Working Group and where appropriate the Animal Care and Management Industry Reference Committee. Your feedback will inform further work on the final drafts, which are expected to be available for industry comment and validation in May 2021. A summary of the feedback and how it was addressed in the final drafts will also be available.

Summary of Key Changes

The draft qualifications, skill sets and units have been reviewed and updated to strengthen safety and welfare, remove duplication and incorporate current skills and knowledge required by industry.

Feedback was invited on whether the draft qualifications, skill sets and units reflect the current skills standards and practices of industry, and whether job functions are accurately described. In particular feedback was sought on the preferred terminology between equine and horse within the units, skill sets and qualifications. At present, equine is used to describe different education methodologies (behaviour, cognition, learning theory etc). Horse is used when describing application of the education methodologies to individual horse. For more information on the proposed changes, please download the Summary of Technical Changes.

Many of the qualifications, skill sets and units within this project have had low enrolments in recent years and have been flagged for deletion from the national register. A survey conducted in 2019 provided some insights into why these skills standards have not been used and how they could be improved. Of the 546 people that responded, there was a clear indication that there could be a better way to incorporate safety and care skills in current qualifications, skills set and units, so that it is consolidated throughout the learning journey as a key element of this work. Those surveyed included horse care workers and those that use their services. The survey also indicated that some skills areas are not currently defined by nationally endorsed skills standards and that a redesign of current skills standards could provide better access and support more flexible career pathways.

The Industry Reference Committee and Subject Matter Expert Working Group have considered this feedback and support the need for national skills standards and training for the majority of these skills, especially in relation to safety, animal behaviour and animal welfare. Therefore the qualifications, skill sets and units have been revised to encourage further training. Six units have been identified as not required by industry and are proposed for deletion. One qualification, the Diploma of Performance Horse Management, has been identified as describing skills that are out of date and in need of revision. It has been revised to incorporate the management skills required across numerous equine establishments so can be used more broadly by industry. It has been retitled to the Diploma of Equine Management.

Qualifications & Skill Sets

For more information on the proposed changes, please download the Summary of Technical Changes

Qualification code and nameProposed changes or rationaleLink
ACM2X221 Certificate II in Horse CareTotal number of units required to achieve the qualification decreased from 14 to 12

Changes to packaging rules, core and elective units

Riding specialisation removed

View draft qualification
ACM3X821 Certificate III in Horse CareTotal number of units required to achieve the qualification increased from 16 to 18

Changes to packaging rules, core and elective units

View draft qualification
ACM3X921 Certificate III in Equine Hoof CarePackaging Rules updated, Unit codes and titles updated, Elective Group B addedView draft qualification
ACM40X21 Certificate IV in Equine ServicesRedesigned qualification to address additional equine job roles

Seeking advice on title

View draft qualification
ACM50X21 Diploma of Equine ManagementPreviously ACM50417 Diploma of Performance Horse. This qualification is proposed for deletion due to lack of enrolments. However, industry feedback to date has suggested the qualification would be of use if redesigned to cover a broader section of the industry. Advice is sought on the proposed new title and on whether the redesign and retention of the qualification is an appropriate approach.

For more information about lack of enrolments and to provide detailed feedback on solutions, download the feedback sheet. 

View draft qualification

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Skill Set code and nameProposed changes or rationaleLink
ACMSSNEW000X1 Prepare To Work Safely Around Horses Skill SetThis skill set describes the skills and knowledge to understand and interpret horse behaviour and body language in order to minimise risks to self, others and horses when working around horses. It does not involve direct handling of horses.View draft skill set
ACMSSNEW000X2 Horse Groom Functions Coordinator Skill SetThis skill set provides skilled and experienced horse grooms and stable hands with the skills and knowledge required to coordinate horse care tasks and workers in an equine workplace.View draft skill set

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Skill Set code and nameProposed changes or rationaleLink
ACMSS0XX37 Incorporate safety when instructing learners in horse handlingTitle and units of competency updatedView draft skill set
ACMSS0XX38 Handling Horses Safely Skill SetTitle and units of competency updatedView draft skill set
ACMSS00015 Equine Emergency Shoe Replacement Skill SetUpdated qualification and unit of competency codesView draft skill set

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Units of Competency

For more information on the proposed changes, please download the Summary of Technical Changes

Unit code and nameProposed changes or rationaleLink
ACMEQU2X12 Handle horses safelyUnit redesigned to include greater knowledge and application of horse behaviour, and skills related to handling horses safely for a broader range tasks and contexts.View draft unit
ACMEQU2X13 Follow safe work practices in equine industriesUnit redesigned to include general workplace health and safety roles and responsibilities, emergency response and participative processes.View draft unit
ACMEQU2X14 Prepare to work safely around horsesUnit redesigned to include new outcomes to prepare individuals to work safely around horses.View draft unit
ACMNEW3X1 Work safely in equine workplacesThis unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, support and implement work health and safety processes in an equine workplace, including hazard identification, risk assessment and control. It also includes responding to emergency situations.View draft unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Unit code and nameProposed changes or rationaleLink
ACMEQU2X15 Provide daily care for horsesRedesigned unit merging content from three units:

View draft unit
ACMEQU2X16 Check and treat horsesRedesigned unit merging content from two units:

View draft unit
ACMEQU2X21 Manage personal health and fitness for working with horsesView draft unit
ACMEQU3X5 Implement a horse health programRedesigned unit merging content from three units:

Seeking specific feedback on Knowledge Evidence

View draft unit
ACMEQU3X6 Provide routine care for horsesRedesigned unit merging content from two units:

View draft unit
ACMEQU3X8 Transport horses by roadView draft unit
ACMEQU3X9 Carry out basic hoof care proceduresView draft unit
ACMEQU3X11 Prepare horses for competition, presentation or saleView draft unit
ACMEQU3X12 Prepare and care for horses to perform at eventsRedesigned unit merging content from two units:

View draft unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Unit code and nameProposed changes or rationaleLink
ACMEQU2X17 Provide non-riding exercises to horseView draft unit
ACMEQU2X18 Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canterSeeking specific feedback in Assessment ConditionsView draft unit
ACMEQU2X19 Develop riding skills for exercising horsesRedesigned unit merging content from two units:

Seeking specific feedback in Assessment Conditions

View draft unit
ACMEQU2X20 Lunge educated horsesView draft unit
ACMEQU3X7 Introduce horses to lunge exerciseView draft unit
ACMEQU3X10 Exercise and school horsesSeeking specific feedback on unit title & in Assessment ConditionsView draft unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Unit code and nameProposed changes or rationaleLink
ACMEQU4X12 Interpret and address horse behaviour and welfareView draft unit
ACMEQU4X13 Establish professional practices in equine service provisionOriginal unit was for equine dentistry – ACMEQD401 Work within an equine dental service provision framework

Unit has been reworked and updated – elements and Performance Criteria reworded to:

  • make the unit broader and applicable to equine service practitioners i.e. not specific to equine dentistry
  • address safe handling of horses so as to remove the need for prerequisites in some units i.e. content more specific to working in close proximity to horses
  • provide greater focus on biosecurity and hygiene and record keeping

Element 3 Removes the need for former prerequisites:

  • Handling horses safely
  • Applying knowledge of behaviour
View draft unit
ACMEQU4X20 Maintain and monitor horse healthRedesigned unit merging content from two units:

View draft unit

Alternatively, you can email your feedback to lucinda@skillsimpact.com.au.

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Unit code and name Link
ACMEQD4X6 Analyse equine masticatory system functionRedesigned unit merging content from two units:

Seeking specific feedback on; number of equines required (see Performance Evidence) and whether to limit use of cadavers (see Assessment Conditions).

View draft unit
ACMEQD4X7 Conduct assessment of equine masticatory system and plan dental treatmentSeeking specific feedback on Performance Criteria 1.3, Performance Criteria 2.4 and level of detail of Knowledge Evidence and if it could be moved to Equine Dentistry User Guide.View draft unit
ACMEQD4X8 Perform equine dental treatment and oral care using manual and/or motorised instrumentationSeeking specific feedback on Performance Criteria 3.4 & Performance Criteria 4.9 and level of detail of Knowledge Evidence and if it could be moved to Equine Dentistry User Guide.View draft unit

Alternatively, you can email your feedback to lucinda@skillsimpact.com.au.

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Unit code and nameProposed changes or rationaleLink
ACMEQU4X15 Relate musculoskeletal system to horse conformation and movementRedesigned unit merging content from two units:

View draft unit
ACMEQU4X17 Advise on horse nutritional needsView draft unit
ACMNEW4X4 Conduct assessment for equine massage therapySeeking specific feedback in Performance EvidenceView draft unit
ACMNEW4X5 Provide equine massage therapy servicesSeeking specific feedback in Performance EvidenceView draft unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Unit code and nameProposed changes or rationaleLink
ACMEQU4X11 Evaluate horse education methodologies and individual programsView draft unit
ACMEQU4X14 Manage horses to meet sport event requirementsView draft unit
ACMEQU4X16 Manage presentation of horses for sale or showSeeking specific feedback on Performance Criteria 2.2 languageView draft unit
ACMEQU4X18 Select horses based on analysis of pedigreeView draft unit
ACMEQU4X21 Manage selection of horse for handler, rider or driverView draft unit
ACMEQU4X22 Evaluate equine service or treatment provisionSeeking specific feedback in Performance Evidence & Knowledge EvidenceView draft unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Unit code and nameProposed changes or rationaleLink
ACMEQU4X19 Evaluate saddlery and gear fit for horse and rider combinationSeeking specific feedback in Performance EvidenceView draft unit
ACMNEW4X1 Fit and adjust bits and bridlesView draft unit
ACMNEW4X2 Provide saddle fitting and adjustment servicesView draft unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Unit code and nameProposed changes or rationaleLink
ACMNEW4X3 Provide horse clipping servicesSeeking specific feedback in Performance Evidence & Knowledge EvidenceView draft unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Unit code and nameProposed changes or rationaleLink
ACMEQU5X1 Manage horse nutrition and feeding plansRedesigned unit merging content from two units:

View draft unit
ACMEQU5X2 Manage horse health careSeeking specific feedback on Performance Criteria 1.1 language and Element 3View draft unit
ACMEQU5X3 Manage international opportunities for horsesView draft unit
ACMEQU5X4 Manage horse pasturesView draft unit
ACMEQU5X5 Manage fitness in horsesView draft unit
ACMEQU5X6 Manage legal, insurance and business aspects of horse establishmentsView draft unit
ACMNEW5X7 Manage safe work practices in a horse establishmentSeeking specific feedback in Performance EvidenceView draft unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

As described at the top of this webpage, these units are proposed for deletion. Feedback was invited and collected through a survey and email.

Unit code and nameRationaleLink
ACMEQU101 Approach and catch horsesThis unit has no enrolments, is not listed in any qualifications and is not on scope with any RTOs. The unit also duplicates the outcomes of RGRPSH101 Catch and handle quiet horses under supervision.View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU302 Apply knowledge of minimising impact of falling from a horseThis unit has no enrolments since its release in 2017 and industry stakeholders have advised that it is unlikely that RTOs will offer this unit.View unit on training.gov.au
ACMEQU303 Demonstrate riding techniques for avoiding falls and reducing the impact of fallsThis unit has no enrolments since its release in 2017 and industry stakeholders have advised that it is unlikely that RTOs will offer this unit.View unit on training.gov.au
ACMHBR306 Provide information on horsesThere have been no enrolments in this units and industry has advised the outcomes of this unit can be achieved by enrolling in ACMMER405 Provide advice on livestock products.View unit on training.gov.au
ACMPHR407 Implement an equine facility maintenance, improvement and management programNo longer required. Replaced by AHC and BSB imported units.View unit on training.gov.au
ACMPHR408 Educate and train performance horsesNo longer required. Replaced by several newer ACM units.View unit on training.gov.au

 

Summary of Consultation to Date

The draft qualifications, skill sets and units have been drafted in consultation with Subject Matter Experts. They have considered feedback that was received out of Workforce Functional Analysis workshops from October 2020 through to January 2021. People working directly across the horse industry participated and provided information on the skills and knowledge required for job roles and tasks. Thank you to those who provided feedback during these meetings.

Feedback on the draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency was then invited from the broader industry and the drafts were available on this webpage for feedback between 16 February and 16 March 2021. During this time, feedback was collected via the online feedback hub, consultation webinars and email. The drafts, including any comments made on the feedback hub, are available to view above.

Consultation webinars

A number of consultation webinars were held to give stakeholders an opportunity to discuss the draft skills standards with the Skills Impact team. At these sessions, the team provided background on the project and its objectives and present draft documents to discuss whether the proposed changes meet the needs of industry. They also walked through how to use the Skills Impact Online Feedback Hub to provide feedback on the drafts. Webinars to discuss training delivery of the qualifications were also held, covering the same content, but with time allocated to discussions around delivery. Below are recordings of two of the webinars for anyone who was unable to attend. They have been edited for clarity and do not include comments made by participants.

Certificate II & III Webinars

These webinars focused on addressing the skills and knowledge required for work activities undertaken by horse carer and handler roles (such as stable work, grooming, exercising and equine hoof care).

A recording of one of the certificate II & III webinars is available below.

Certificate IV & Diploma Webinars

These webinars focused on addressing the skills and knowledge required for work activities undertaken by equine service providers (dentistry, saddle and equipment fitting, body work and early education) and equine establishment or team managers.

A recording of one of the certificate IV & diploma webinars is available below.

Register your interest in the project

Subscribe to the Skills Impact newsletter to keep informed about project updates and opportunities to provide input and feedback. Make sure to select ‘Animal Care and Management’ as your industry of interest.

 

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