Maintain and monitor horse health and welfare

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ACMEQU405A, 'Maintain and monitor horse health and welfare'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine horse health and emergency care procedures

1.1 Health care protocolsand emergency care protocolsand programs are determined.

1.2 Horses are kept in appropriate premises that are maintained to health and safety standards, relevant regulations and/or local by-laws.

1.3 Safe horse handling proceduresto calmly handle and restrain horses are followed to avoid injury to horse, self or others.

1.4 Health status of individual horses is assessed.

1.5 Characteristics, signs and symptoms of healthy and sick or injured horses are reviewed.

1.6 Infectious diseasesare identified and control measures implemented.

1.7 Procedures for reporting notifiable diseases are implemented in accordance with legislative requirements.

2. Relate elements of the equine diet to physiological function

2.1 Nutrient elements are classified according to needs of the body.

2.2 Structures of the digestive system are located and the nutrient absorption and metabolism processes are described, including changes associated with the ages from foal to adult.

2.3 Features of a well balanced diet are related to horse health condition and workload.

2.4 Impact of an unbalanced or deficient diet on horse health is evaluated.

3. Implement health management programs for horses of all ages

3.1 Dental health programs are overseen.

3.2 Vaccination programs are implemented.

3.3 Parasite control programs are implemented.

3.4 Hoof maintenance programs are overseen.

3.5 Health records are compiled and updated.

4. Treat injury and disease

4.1 Health care and management are determined.

4.2 Prognosis for common illnesses and injuries is discussed.

4.3 Need for professional advice or veterinary assistance is determined.

4.4 Pharmaceutical and therapeutic treatments are applied in accordance with veterinary instructions, legislative requirements and animal welfare codes of practice.

4.5 Surplus medications and treatments are returned to veterinary clinic stock or disposed of according to manufacturer's recommendations, waste disposal and workplace health and safety requirements.

5. Monitor health management program

5.1 Horses are monitored during and after treatment for signs of effectiveness and indicators of further health problems are reported to appropriate person.

5.2 Program implementation and outcomes are reviewed to inform effective management planning and best practice.

5.3 Health management program and treatments are accurately documented and records maintained in accordance with industry standards, legislation and enterprise requirements.