This unit is applicable to new entrants to the animal care and management industry where reception services are required. Workplaces may include for a range of facilities including: breeding or boarding kennels and catteries; companion animal training, grooming establishments, animal shelters or similar.

In addition to legal and ethical responsibilities, all units of competency in the ACM10 Animal Care and Management Training Package have the requirement for animals to be handled gently and calmly. The individual is required to exhibit appropriate care for animals so that stress and discomfort