Handle horses safely in the provision of farriery services

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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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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
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ACMFAR301A, 'Handle horses safely in the provision of farriery services'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify horse behaviour and level of education of a horse prior to handling

1.1. The senses of a horse are identified and responded to appropriately, as well as methods used by horses to communicate.

1.2. Level of education of the horse is identified.

1.3. A range of nervous behaviours, vices and horse behavioural problems are identified, together with the external factors that may cause behavioural changes.

1.4. A decision whether to proceed with farriery services is based on the consideration of the behaviour and level of education of the animal prior to handling.

2. Identify and safely catch and control a horse

2.1. Horse is correctly identified by its features.

2.2. Appropriate gear for catching, handling and controlling horses is identified and applied.

2.3. Appropriate calm and reassuring climate is created and maintained for the horse.

2.4. Horse is caught, handled, controlled and restrained in a safe, humane and appropriate manner.

3. Perform the farriery service safely

3.1. The team required for the shoeing process is identified, together with choice of restraining devices as required.

3.2. Nervous behaviours are identified and minimised, together with anticipation and appropriate response to any changes in horse behaviour during the farriery service.

3.3. Evasive or humane corrective action is taken, and others given timely warning of risk, when any adverse reaction from a horse is anticipated.

3.4. Occupational health and safety (OHS) considerations applicable to the task are adhered to.

3.5. The correct shoeing position is adopted in order to allow the service to be conducted safely and humanely, to allow the horse to remain balanced and of no danger to itself, the farrier or others.

3.6. Waste materials are disposed of, consistent with manufacturer's guidelines, OHS requirements, good biosecurity practice and enterprise processes.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMFAR301A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM30510 - Certificate III in Farriery