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Qualification details

ACM40321 - Certificate IV in Animal Behaviour and Training (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes ACM40317 - Certificate IV in Companion Animal ServicesRedesigned qualification with a greater focus on animal training. Title changed. Number of units required to achieve the qualification increased from 13 to 16. Changes to packaging rules, core and elective units 12/Apr/2021

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 13/Apr/2021


Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
ACMPHR401 - Interpret equine behaviourInterpret equine behaviourElective
ACMBEH406 - Conduct group training classes for animal owners or carersConduct group training classes for animal owners or carersElective
ACMBEH301 - Identify behaviours and interact safely with animalsIdentify behaviours and interact safely with animalsCore
BSBOPS404 - Implement customer service strategiesImplement customer service strategiesElective
RGRPSG402 - Assess greyhounds for suitability to transition to a petAssess greyhounds for suitability to transition to a petElective
ACMGEN309 - Provide basic animal first aidProvide basic animal first aidElective
RGRPSG411 - Interpret and manage greyhound behavioursInterpret and manage greyhound behavioursElective
ACMBEH407 - Conduct animal behavioural assessmentsConduct animal behavioural assessmentsElective
BSBESB406 - Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business venturesEstablish operational strategies and procedures for new business venturesElective
TAEDEL404 - Mentor in the workplaceMentor in the workplaceElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Companion Animal Training 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Animal Trainer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 13/Apr/2021 
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Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1 

This version released with ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package Version 4.0. 

Qualification Description

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required for an animal trainer and/or animal training practitioner working with a specific species or across a range of species and workplaces where they are required to work closely with animal carers or owners (clients). The qualification provides options for individuals wanting to work in animal-assisted services, animal rehoming/adoption, rehabilitation roles, exhibited animal facilities or who specialise in conditioning or training different species.

The qualification is for individuals with experience in working with and caring for animals, to develop the skills required to interpret animal behaviour, apply animal learning theory, and to evaluate best practice conditioning and training methodologies and techniques to meet the welfare needs of animals, and to provide ethical services for carers/clients.

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:

  • 16 units of competency:
  • 8 core units plus
  • 8 elective units.

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • at least 4 from the electives listed in Group A
  • up to 4 from the electives listed in Groups A, B, C or D not already selected
  • up to 3 from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

At least 5 of the 8 electives selected must be coded at indicative AQF level 4 or above or reflect AQF level 4 outcomes or above.

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour may only be selected if required as a prerequisite for ACMEQU406Manage selection of horse for new or inexperienced handler, rider or driver

Core Units

ACMBEH301

Identify behaviours and interact safely with animals

ACMBEH402

Develop, implement and monitor enrichment strategies for animals

ACMBEH403

Evaluate animal conditioning methodology and program design

ACMBEH404

Condition animal behaviour

ACMGEN303

Assess the welfare status of an animal

ACMGEN304

Promote positive wellbeing in self and others in animal care workplaces

ACMGEN402

Advise on animal industry compliance and practices

ACMWHS401

Maintain workplace health and safety processes

Elective Units

Group A General Animal  

ACMARM407

Conduct community awareness programs

ACMBEH401

Develop, monitor and review behavioural husbandry strategies

ACMBEH405

Provide individual advice on animal behaviour management and training

ACMBEH406

Conduct group training classes for animal owners or carers

ACMBEH407

Conduct animal behavioural assessments

ACMBEH501

Work collaboratively to manage complex animal behaviour

ACMGEN305

Provide advice on companion animal selection and general care

ACMGEN309

Provide basic animal first aid

ACMGEN311

Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMVET411

Prepare, deliver and review animal care education programs

Group B Animal-assisted services 

ACMAAS401

Manage animals and facilitate human-animal interaction in animal-assisted services

ACMAAS402

Apply disability awareness to animal-assisted services

CHCDIS010

Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs

Group C Species-specific  

ACMEQU205

Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMPHR401

Interpret equine behaviour

ACMPHR403

Evaluate equine training methodologies

ACMEQU406*

Manage selection of horse for new or inexperienced handler, rider or driver

ACMEQU407

Educate horses in initial handling

ACMEQU408

Educate horses to be ridden

ACMEQU409

Educate horses to be driven

ACMEQU410

Educate pack horses

RGRPSG402

Assess greyhounds for suitability to transition to a pet

RGRPSG404

Carry out greyhound adoptions

RGRPSG411

Interpret and manage greyhound behaviours

RGRPSH424

Re-educate horses to manage behaviours and/or transition to new purposes

RGRPSH425

Advise on transitioning and rehoming horses

SISOEQU007

Instruct horse handling skills

SISOEQU010

Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks for horse handling and riding activities

Group D General

BSBOPS404

Implement customer service strategies

BSBESB305

Address compliance requirements for new business ventures

BSBESB404

Market new business ventures

BSBESB406

Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures

BSBESB407

Manage finances for new business ventures

BSBLDR414

Lead team effectiveness

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

HLTAID011

Provide first aid

TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction

TAEDEL402

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

TAEDEL404

Mentor in the workplace

Prerequisite requirements

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

Unit of competency

Prerequisite requirement

ACMEQU406* Manage selection of horse for new or inexperienced handler, rider or driver

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ACM40321 Certificate IV in Animal Behaviour and Training

ACM40317 Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services  

Redesigned qualification with a greater focus on animal training

Title changed

Number of units required to achieve the qualification increased from 13 to 16

Changes to packaging rules, core and elective units

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