Skill set details

ACMSS00013 - Incorporate safety when instructing beginners in horse handling (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by ACMSS00037 - Incorporate Safety When Instructing Learners in Horse Handling Skill SetTitle and units of competency updated 17/Feb/2022

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 29/Nov/2017

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Modification History



Release 1

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


This skill set is designed to prepare individuals to incorporate safe work practices when training and assessing novices and inexperienced learners in horse handling activities. It includes understanding work health and safety legislative requirements and matching learners to suitably assessed horses for the relevant activity. Application can include preparing resources and training and assessment strategies to induction briefings and preparing the selection of horses for learners.

Pathways Information

These units of competency provide credit toward:

ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care.

These units also build on skills and knowledge attained in ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care and other Animal Care and Management qualifications that include these units. One unit provides recognition towards qualifications and Skill Sets in the TAE Training and Education Training Package.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No occupational licensing or regulatory requirements apply to this skill set at the time of publication.

Skill Set Requirements

  • ACMEQU201 Work safely in the horse industry
  • ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely
  • ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
  • TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction
  • ACMEQU406 Manage selection of horse for new or inexperienced handler, rider or driver

Target Group

This skill set is for teachers, trainers, instructors or coaches working with inexperienced or novice learners interacting with horses across a range of equine sectors.

Suggested words for Statement of Attainment

These competencies from the ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package prepare trainers, assessors or instructors to address work health and safety requirements and basic horse handling skills required for instructing beginner learners to interact with horses.