Equine - Skill Set and Units

Skill Set and Units

Unique to the Animal Academy we offer you the opportunity to tailor your ongoing training; build your skill set with nationally accredited equine units.

We have chosen equine units suitable for certified Veterinary nurses wishing to work in the equine industry and/or are wanting to further their skills. On successful completion you will gain a statement of attainment for the units studied. These units do require access to horses in a Veterinary practice for the practical aspects. All units are run at specific times throughout the year, delivered remotely you can join the class (Saturdays) for the unit you are enrolled in.

Contact us to register your interest and find out when a unit or all units are being run.

Skillset: (Coming soon)

Individual Units of Competency:

Hoof Care

ACMEQU309 - This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to check horse hooves and shoes and identify issues that affect hoof health and function. It includes the application of simple hoof treatments and removal of loose or damaged horse shoes. This unit does not replace hoof care advice, services and/or treatments that require a farrier and/or veterinarian.

Equine Nutrition

ACMEQU417 - This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to determine the nutritional needs in order to provide appropriate and varied horse health care.

Horse Health Programs

ACMEQU305 - This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to implement existing health programs for horses. It involves prevention and treatment of illness and injury by implementing program health management strategies, including vaccination, parasite control and hoof and teeth care. The unit also covers treatment of horse illnesses and injuries with advice from professionals if required.

Maintain and Monitor the Health of Horses

ACMEQU422 - This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to implement, monitor and review horse health care, including implementing routine health care plans, treating injury and disease, and responding to emergency health situations. The unit is applicable to other domestic equines.

Nurse Foals*

ACMVET414 - This unit of competency will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to care for new born foals during the neonatal period. You are required to hold the handling prerequisite units before you can undertake this unit. (Contact us for more information). *Subject to availability.


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