Unit of competency details

ACMHBR311 - Raise young horses (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes AHCHBR402A - Supervise raising young horsesUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Code and Title changed to reflect outcome, appropriate industry sector usage and to meet AQF policy requirements Prerequisite added 28/Nov/2017


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 2.0-3.0 
ACM - Animal Care and Management Training PackageAnimal Care and Management Training Package 1.0-2.0 

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 raise young horses, including observing foal development, meeting dietary needs, and handling and assisting with educating young horses.

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 and horse industry 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

The prerequisite unit of competency for this unit is:

  • ACMHBR307 Handle young horses.

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

Unit of competency 

Prerequisite requirement 

ACMHBR307 Handle young horses

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely

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. Monitor foal development

1.1 Observe and assess foal health and development

1.2 Detect and report symptoms of ill health, common diseases and developmental disorders

1.3 Record foal health and growth rate according to workplace practices

1.4 Vaccinate foals under instruction

2. Meet the dietary requirements of young horses

2.1 Monitor mares for adequate nutrition for milk supply

2.2 Wean foals onto suitable pasture and supplement with feeds

2.3 Meet feed requirements of growing horses

2.4 Ensure feeding plans for yearlings allow growth and development for sale or growing on

3. Handle and assist with the education of young horses

3.1 Check paddocks and facilities to minimise the risk of injury and blemishes to young horses

3.2 Use safe and ethical horse handling techniques to assist in educating young horses to be led and tied up

3.3 Provide young horses with social support of other young horses or foster mares

3.4 Train weanlings and yearlings to parade for sale

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 

Writing

  • Record and report health and development information about young horses accurately in workplace forms

Navigate the world of work

  • Follow regulatory and workplace procedures, including work health and safety, safe horse handling and animal welfare requirements, associated with own role and area of work with young horses

Get the work done

  • Plan and sequence tasks, prioritising activities to achieve work outcomes for raising young horses

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ACMHBR311 Raise young horses

AHCHBR402A Supervise raising young horses

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Code and Title changed to reflect outcome, appropriate industry sector usage and to meet AQF policy requirements

Prerequisite added

No equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

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 safely handled and raised at least three young horses (covering new born foals to yearlings), including:

  • assessing and minimising risk associated with handling each young horse
  • safely and ethically handling and educating each young horse including a foal, weanling and yearling
  • monitoring the health and wellbeing of a foal, weanling and yearling to help them settle and adapt from weaning
  • vaccinating, worming and carrying out seasonal parasite checks to each young horse according to instructions
  • detecting signs of abnormal behaviour and development in each young horse
  • training a weanling and yearling to be led, tied up and paraded for sale
  • recording and reporting health and development information for individual young horses.

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:

  • principles and practices for raising young horses, including:
  • desirable and undesirable conformation and strategies to address undesirable conformation or characteristics
  • developmental disorders of young horses
  • diseases and common illnesses associated with young horses
  • animal health and welfare practices for young horses:
  • feeding and nutrition requirements for young horses and weaning foals
  • vaccination, worming and rotational or seasonal parasite programs
  • weaning practices
  • work health and safety practices applicable to working with young horses
  • safe horse handling techniques for educating young horses
  • key principles and features of animal welfare legislation.

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 young horses, including weaning foals and weanlings (Note that young horses can be less compliant and highly reactive, and should be assessed as suitable for the experience and skill of the individual)
  • appropriate tack and equipment used for handling and caring for young horses
  • personal protective equipment (PPE) correctly fitted and applicable for task of individual
  • specifications:
  • work instructions and workplace procedures for handling young horses.

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=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

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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