Qualification details

ACM20217 - Certificate II in Horse Care (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 29/Nov/2017

Usage recommendation:
Current

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
ACMEQU201 - Work safely in industries with horsesWork safely in industries with horses Core
ACMEQU202 - Handle horses safelyHandle horses safely Core
ACMEQU203 - Provide basic care of horsesProvide basic care of horses Core
ACMEQU204 - Perform daily tasks in the horse industryPerform daily tasks in the horse industry Core
ACMEQU205 - Apply knowledge of horse behaviourApply knowledge of horse behaviour Core
ACMEQU206 - Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canterPerform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter Elective
ACMEQU207 - Develop riding skills for exercising horsesDevelop riding skills for exercising horses Elective
ACMEQU208 - Manage personal health and fitness for working with horsesManage personal health and fitness for working with horses Elective
ACMEQU209 - Provide non-riding exercise to horsesProvide non-riding exercise to horses Elective
ACMEQU210 - Lunge educated horsesLunge educated horses Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 841516 Stablehand 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Companion Animal Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Animal Attendant,Animal Attendant (Veterinary Clinic),Animal Attendant (Animal Shelter) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841516 Stablehand 14/Feb/2018 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 14/Feb/2018 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 29/Nov/2017 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version released with ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package Version 1.0

Qualification Description

This is a general qualification for entry into industry sectors where horses are used. Job roles may include stable hand; farm hand; groom, stock rider; or trail-ride assistant. The qualification is suitable for individuals who undertake routine activities under supervision with limited responsibility for their own work.

The qualification provides individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to work safely when handling and caring for horses. It includes stable duties, fitting gear, and assisting with horse exercise work, competition and transportation requirements. The skills and knowledge needed to ride horses are also included if they are occupational requirements.

No licensing, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 14 units of competency:
  • 6 core units plus
  • 8 elective units.

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification s Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome in horse related industries.

Electives can be chosen to provide a general qualification or a qualification with a riding specialisation. For the award of the Certificate II in Horse Care, choose:

  • 8 units from the electives listed in Groups B or C below or from elsewhere in this Training Package (excluding Group A in this qualification), or any other currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

For the award of the Certificate II in Horse Care (Riding) choose:

  • ACMEQU206 Perform basic horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter and ACMEQU207 Develop riding skills for exercise of horses from Group A: Horse riding, and
  • 6 more elective units from any of the groups below, or from elsewhere in this Training Package, or any other currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Core Units 

An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details.

ACMEQU201*

Work safely in industries with horses

ACMEQU202*

Handle horses safely

ACMEQU203*

Provide basic care of horses

ACMEQU204*

Perform daily tasks in the horse industry

ACMEQU205

Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMGAS202

Participate in workplace communications

Elective Units 

An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details.

Group A: Horse riding 

ACMEQU206*

Perform basic horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter

ACMEQU207*

Develop riding skills for exercise of horses

AHCLSK218*

Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work

SISOEQO305A*

Ride horses in tracked areas

Group B: Horse-related work 

ACMEQU208

Manage personal health and fitness for working with horses

ACMEQU209*

Provide non-riding exercise to horses

ACMEQU210*

Lunge educated horses

ACMEQU211*

Prepare horses for competition, presentation or sale

ACMEQU301*

Introduce horses to lunge exercise

ACMHBR201*

Check and treat horses

ACMHBR203*

Provide daily care for horses

ACMEQU302*

Apply knowledge of minimising impact of falling from a horse

Group C: Stock work/general 

AHCLSK204

Carry out regular livestock observation

AHCLSK210

Muster and move livestock

AHCWRK201

Observe and report on weather

AHCWRK203

Operate in isolated and remote situations

AHCWRK302

Monitor water supplies

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

TLID1001

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

Prerequisite requirements  

Unit of competency 

Prerequisite requirement 

ACMEQU201 Work safely in industries with horses

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMEQU203 Provide basic care of horses

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMEQU204 Perform daily tasks in the horse industry

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMEQU206 Perform basic horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMEQU207 Develop riding skills for exercise of horses

ACMEQU206 Perform basic horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMEQU209 Provide non-riding exercise to horses

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMEQU210 Lunge educated horses

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMEQU211 Prepare a horse for competition, presentation or sale

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMEQU301 Introduce horses to lunge exercise

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMEQU210 Lunge educated horses

ACMEQU302 Apply knowledge of minimising impact of falling from a horse

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMHBR201 Check and treat horses

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMHBR203 Provide daily care for horses

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

AHCLSK218 Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work*

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMEQU206 Perform basic horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ACM20217Certificate II in Horse Care

Not applicable

New qualification

No equivalent qualification

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b75f4b23-54c9-4cc9-a5db-d3502d154103

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