Description This qualification relates to the work activities undertaken by an equine dental service provider who is engaged or employed to provide day-to-day dental care and treatment services that provide routine dental correction and oral care for horses. The duties require judgement and the ability to accurately communicate information concerning horse health related to equine dental care to clients as well as the ability to interpret and relay information covering a variety of circumstances.
Job Roles: The job role that this qualification describes includes:
Certified Equine Dental Service Provider
A total of seventeen (17) units of competency must be achieved as specified below.
Complete five (5) units from within ACM10 or from any other nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course. Units selected must be aligned to Certificates III or IV and be relevant to work undertaken in the equine dentistry sector. Suggested units are:
Identify factors that affect racehorse performance
Pathways into the qualification Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
after achieving Certificate III qualifications from related equine sectors
vocational training and/or work experience across a range of work settings.
Pathways from the qualification After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake professional development activities as well as undertake higher level study for further pathway advancement.
There may be a direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. Candidates should confirm the regulatory requirements that apply in their relevant state or territory. In addition, individual units of competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
listen and understand
speak clearly and directly
read and interpret workplace related documentation
write to audience needs
interpret the needs of internal/external customer
apply numeracy skills to workplace requirements
establish and use networks
be appropriately assertive
work as an individual and a team member
work with diverse individuals and groups
apply knowledge of own role as a part of a team
build professional relationships with other equine healthcare professionals.
develop practical and creative solutions to workplace problems
show interdependence and initiative in identifying problems
solve problems individually or in teams
apply a range of strategies in problem solving
use numeracy skills to solve problems
test assumptions taking context into account
appreciate own limitations and identify problems beyond own competence and refer to suitably qualified personnel.
Initiative and enterprise
adapt to new situations
be creative in response to workplace challenges
identify opportunities that might not be obvious to others
generate a range of options in response to workplace matters
translate ideas into action.
Planning and organising
collect, analyse and organise information
use basic business systems for planning and organising
be appropriately resourceful
take initiative and make decisions within workplace role
participate in continuous improvement and planning processes
work within or establish clear project goals and deliverables
determine or apply required resources
allocate people and other resources to tasks and workplace requirements
manage time and priorities
adapt resource allocations to cope with contingencies.
have personal vision and goals
monitor and evaluate own performance
take responsibility at the appropriate level.
be open to learning, new ideas and techniques
learn in a range of settings including informal learning
participate in ongoing learning
learn new skills and techniques
manage own learning
apply learning to technical issues and people issues.