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Qualification details

ACM20221 - Certificate II in Horse Care (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes ACM20217 - Certificate II in Horse CareQualification description revised. Total number of units required to achieve the qualification decreased from 14 to 13. Packaging rules, core and elective units changed. Riding specialisation removed 17/Feb/2022

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 18/Feb/2022


Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnUsage RecommendationSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Usage Recommendation columnEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
AHCLSK210 - Muster and move livestockMuster and move livestockCurrentElective
AHCINF202 - Install, maintain and repair farm fencingInstall, maintain and repair farm fencingCurrentElective
RGRHBR307 - Carry out procedures for foaling down maresCarry out procedures for foaling down maresCurrentElective
AHCLSK204 - Carry out regular livestock observationCarry out regular livestock observationCurrentElective
ACMEQU217 - Load and unload horsesLoad and unload horsesCurrentCore
AHCINF302 - Plan and construct an electric fencePlan and construct an electric fenceCurrentElective
ACMEQU205 - Apply knowledge of horse behaviourApply knowledge of horse behaviourSupersededElective
ACMEQU213 - Follow safe work practices in equine industriesFollow safe work practices in equine industriesCurrentCore
AHCMOM202 - Operate tractorsOperate tractorsCurrentElective
ACMEQU314 - Provide non-riding exercise to horsesProvide non-riding exercise to horsesCurrentElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 842318 Stablehand 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Equine Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Entry level and support animal carer roles 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 842318 Stablehand 01/Apr/2022 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 02/Mar/2022 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 18/Feb/2022 
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Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package Version 5.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required for entry level horse care workers, that are required to handle horses. They may also ride horses.

Individuals in these roles perform routine horse care tasks under supervision including stable cleaning, horse handling, feeding, grooming, gear fitting and exercising. They apply solutions to a range of predictable problems and collaborate with others to care for horses and horse environments. Workplaces may include horse agistment, yards, stables, event venues, breeding studs, riding centres, livestock sites, equine veterinary facilities and horse education facilities.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 13 units of competency:
  • 5 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. The electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • 5 units must be selected from any of the units in Groups A and B
  • the remaining 3 units from may be selected from Groups A, B, or C, or from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course
  • electives from Group C can only be selected where required as a prerequisite.

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.

ACMEQU212

Handle horses safely

ACMEQU213*

Follow safe work practices in equine industries

ACMEQU215*

Provide daily care for horses

ACMEQU216*

Check and treat horses

ACMEQU217*

Load and unload horses

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 exercise, riding, presentation and transport

ACMEQU218*

Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter

ACMEQU219*

Develop riding skills for exercising horses

ACMEQU220*

Lunge educated horses

ACMEQU308*

Transport horses using a road vehicle

ACMEQU311*

Prepare horses for presentation at an event

ACMEQU314*

Provide non-riding exercise to horses

Group B: Stock work and general

ACMAIM201

Contribute to safety at incidents involving large animals

ACMAIM202*

Participate in an incident involving large animals

ACMEQU221

Manage personal health and fitness for working with horses

ACMINF302

Follow equine biosecurity and infection control procedures

AHCINF202

Install, maintain and repair farm fencing

AHCINF302

Plan and construct an electric fence

AHCLSK204

Carry out regular livestock observation

AHCLSK209

Monitor water supplies

AHCLSK210

Muster and move livestock

AHCLSK218*

Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work

AHCMOM202

Operate tractors

AHCMOM216

Operate side by side utility vehicles

AHCWRK201

Observe and report on weather

AHCWRK312

Operate in isolated and remote situations

FSKLRG007

Use strategies to identify job opportunities

HLTAID011

Provide First Aid

RGRCMN201

Investigate job opportunities in racing and related industries

RGRHBR307

Carry out procedures for foaling down mares

RGRPSH308

Provide first aid and emergency care for horses or other equines

Group C: Prerequisite Units  

ACMEQU202*

Handle horses safely

ACMEQU205

Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMEQU206*

Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter

Prerequisite requirements

Units listed in the Prerequisite requirement column that have their own prerequisite requirements are shown with an asterisk (*)

Unit of competency

Prerequisite requirement

ACMAIM202 Participate in an incident involving large animals

ACMAIM201 Contribute to safety at incidents involving large animals

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMEQU206 Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*

ACMEQU213 Follow safe work practices in equine industries

ACMEQU212 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU215 Provide daily care for horses

ACMEQU212 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU216 Check and treat horses

ACMEQU212 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU217 Load and unload horses

ACMEQU212 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU218 Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter

ACMEQU212 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU219 Develop riding skills for exercising horses

ACMEQU218 Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter*

ACMEQU220 Lunge educated horses

ACMEQU212 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU308 Transport horses using a road vehicle

ACMEQU212 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU311 Prepare horses for presentation at competition, sale or event

ACMEQU212 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU314 Provide non-riding exercises to horse

ACMEQU212 Handle horses safely

AHCLSK218 Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*

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

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

ACM20221 Certificate II in Horse Care

ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care

Qualification description revised

Total number of units required to achieve the qualification decreased from 14 to 13

Packaging rules, core and elective units changed

Riding specialisation removed

Not equivalent

Links

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