Unit of competency details

ACMHBR301 - Transport horses (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Current

Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050105 Animal Husbandry  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050105 Animal Husbandry  14/Feb/2018 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

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

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely and efficiently transport horses to a destination.

The unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They complete routine activities and work in a range of known contexts within horse breeding environments.

No occupational licensing or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Work health and safety and animal welfare legislation relevant to interacting with horses applies to workers in this industry. Requirements vary between industry sectors and state/territory jurisdictions. Users are advised to check with the relevant authority for specific requirements.

NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) generally have the same meaning in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the national model WHS legislation has not been implemented, RTOs must contextualise the unit of competency by referring to current OHS legislative requirements.

Pre-requisite Unit

Prerequisite unit of competency for this unit is:

  • ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely.

Note the following chain of prerequisites that also applies to this unit.

Unit of competency 

Prerequisite requirement 

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

Unit Sector

Horse Breeding (HBR)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements 

Performance Criteria 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for the transport of horses

1.1 Check directions for transport, and identify horses to be loaded

1.2 Determine transport requirements and engage a suitable carrier

1.3 Identify equipment and resources, and move horses to loading facility

1.4 Assess and control risks associated with transporting horses at all stages

1.5 Prepare horses for transport according to workplace procedures and animal welfare standards and guidelines

1.6 Obtain permits or complete documentation according to workplace or regulatory requirements

2. Load horses

2.1 Load and safely secure horses using safe horse handling techniques and restraints, according to animal welfare standards and guidelines

2.2 Identify and control existing and potential hazards in loading horses

3. Monitor, transport and unload horses

3.1 Ensure horses are transported with minimal stress and discomfort

3.2 Check horses regularly throughout the journey and unload for feeding and watering according to animal welfare standards and practices

3.3 Unload horses using safe and humane handling techniques

3.4 Monitor horse condition and welfare after transport and provide appropriate feed and water

4. Complete transportation operations

4.1 Clean, maintain and secure vehicle, equipment and facilities

4.2 Document transport information according to workplace procedures and regulatory requirements for the transport of livestock, including horses

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential for performance in this unit of competency but are not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill 

Description 

Reading

  • Interpret key information in written instructions and carrier specifications

Numeracy

  • Use basic arithmetic to calculate distance and time, and horse numbers and weight, to determine carrier arrangements

Navigate the world of work

  • Follow workplace safety procedures and animal welfare standards and guidelines to meet expectations relating to own role and area of responsibility

Interact with others

  • Work cooperatively with other personnel using clear communication techniques to load and unload, and transport horses safely

Get the work done

  • Plan, organise and monitor safe horse handling and transportation activities, taking risk factors into consideration, assessing options and resolving within limits of work role

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ACMHBR301 Transport horses

Not applicable

New unit

No equivalent unit

Links

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

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

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

Performance Evidence

An individual demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy all of the elements and performance criteria of this unit.

There must be evidence that the individual has transported at least three different horses from one location to another, including:

  • demonstrating safe and humane handling of horses according to animal welfare standards and guidelines for transporting horses
  • identifying hazards and risks and implementing safe work procedures
  • determining transport plan requirements, including equipment and carrier
  • obtaining relevant permits and complying with movement restrictions
  • identifying horses and pick-up and destination properties
  • loading and unloading horses safely
  • completing transport records according to workplace requirements.

Knowledge Evidence

An individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge required to perform the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes knowledge of:

  • requirement for preparing horse transport vehicles for loading different classes of horses:
  • pregnant mares
  • mares and foals
  • weanlings
  • yearlings
  • colts
  • stallions
  • strategies and techniques for preparing different classes of horses for transport
  • assessing and controlling risks associated with transporting horses
  • animal welfare standards and guidelines for transporting livestock, including horses
  • workplace policies for use of vehicles and equipment
  • safe methods of handling and loading horses
  • safe use of restraints
  • industry and legislative requirements for the transporting of horses, including biosecurity requirements
  • relevant documentation requirements and procedures.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment of skills must take place under the following conditions:

  • physical conditions:
  • a workplace or an environment that accurately represents workplace conditions
  • resources, equipment and materials:
  • various horses for transport, including different classes of horses assessed as suitable for the experience and skill of the individual
  • carrier and/or vehicle (or float) to transport horses
  • appropriate tack and equipment for loading and transporting horses
  • personal protective equipment (PPE) correctly fitted and applicable to activity for the individual
  • specifications:
  • work instructions and workplace documentation.

Training and assessment strategies must show evidence of the use of guidance provided in the Companion Volume: User Guide: Safety in Equine Training.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

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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