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This qualification provides a trade outcome in farriery. It relates to the work activities undertaken by a farrier who is engaged or employed to provide equine hoof care and shoeing services. Farriers are generally self-employed, working autonomously and taking responsibility for their own functions and outputs in a range of varied contexts that may be complex and non-routine.
Farriers require theoretical knowledge of equine anatomy, biomechanics and pathologies and the ability to apply knowledge to technical solutions for a range of predictable and unpredictable problems. The ability to interpret and accurately communicate information to owners/carers and veterinarians concerning equine hoof and shoe care and related health issues in a variety of circumstances is required.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of ACMFAR405 Coordinate day to day equine service operations.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.