Work effectively as a farrier in the equine industries

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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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 ACMFAR302A, 'Work effectively as a farrier in the equine industries'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify rights and responsibilities related to working as a farrier in equine industries

1.1. Regulations and legislation required for employment as a farrier are described.

1.2. Confidentiality and other obligations are adhered to in relation to individual horses receiving farriery services, and security arrangements applicable to the equine establishment.

1.3. The relationship between industry sector rules and farriery services is identified.

1.4. Key industry personnel are identified, together with their roles and functions in relevant equine industries, including the racing industry.

2. Manage time according to tasks required

2.1. Work tasks are achieved within the nominated timeframe, in the correct order, and in accordance with industry standards.

3. Participate in workplace teams

3.1. The roles of individuals within workplace teams are identified.

3.2. Communication skills appropriate to working within teams are identified.

3.3. Team tasks are completed in a cooperative manner.

4. Maintain personal health and fitness

4.1. Principles and practices of maintaining personal health and fitness are demonstrated.

4.2. Vaccination requirements to maintain personal health in equine industries are followed.

5. Present self according to industry standards of dress and grooming

5.1. Industry dress code is demonstrated, appropriate to different work environments.

5.2. Personal presentation standards are demonstrated, applicable to different work environments and tasks to be performed.

6. Communicate effectively in the equine industries

6.1. Characteristics of the range of equine industries which may be serviced by the farriery industry, are identified.

6.2. Appropriate verbal and written communication strategies are used to communicate within the farriery industry and with clients.

6.3. Appropriate technology is used to support communication within the enterprise and within the equine industries.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMFAR302A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM30510 - Certificate III in Farriery