Provide daily care for horses

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 AHCHBR203A, 'Provide daily care for horses'.
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. Prepare to work with horses

1.1. Work to be undertaken is interpreted from the work program where necessary, and confirmed with management.

1.2. Discussions are held with other workers who may be affected by the activities to ensure continued smooth operation of horse routines.

1.3. Tools and equipment suitable for the work to be undertaken are selected, checked, and maintained if necessary.

1.4. Suitable personal protective equipment is selected, used and maintained.

2. Clean stables and surrounding areas

2.1. Horse is checked for condition, health and soundness and removed from stable or secured appropriately.

2.2. Manure, soiled bedding and stale feed are inspected, removed, and abnormal conditions are reported.

2.3. Bedding is raked or forked and fresh quantities are added as required.

2.4. Feed bins, hay nets/bins and water troughs are cleaned thoroughly and troughs are filled with fresh water.

2.5. Walkways are swept and/or raked and manure removed.

2.6. Stale feed and manure is safely disposed of according to the organisation's environmental and waste management procedures.

2.7. Buildings or fixtures that are in need of maintenance or are unsafe are reported to the stable management.

3. Perform daily work program

3.1. Work program for each stable horse is carried out as instructed by the stud master or stable manager.

3.2. Horses are selected for professional services, prepared, and the contractor is contacted as required by organisational procedures or supervisors instructions.

3.3. Horses are prepared for specified daily work program as required by organisational procedures or supervisors instructions.

3.4. Horses are washed down after working, dried, rugged, returned to their stable and fed.

3.5. Work routines and performance records are kept and maintained as an integral part of the stable business.

4. Select, catch and tie up horses

4.1. Individual characteristics of horses are identified according to specified criteria and nominated animals are selected.

4.2. Selected horse is caught quickly and gently and working gear is fitted.

4.3. Legs and hooves of selected horse are inspected for abnormalities, cuts or damage.

4.4. Horse is led to work area or rail quietly and calmly and safely secured.

4.5. OHS hazards for handling horses are identified and safety concerns reported.

4.6. Horses are handled safely and within the organisation's and industry guidelines for animal health and welfare.

5. Groom and rug horses

5.1. Horses are groomed to enterprise standard.

5.2. Hooves and shoes are cleaned and checked for cracks, heat and other abnormalities, and dirt removed from the outer walls of the hooves.

5.3. Rugs appropriate to the conditions are fitted according to enterprises requirements, while taking care to avoid chafing and rubbing.

6. Clean and maintain stable gear

6.1. All gear is regularly checked for wear and damage.

6.2. Gear is thoroughly cleaned and polished and oils or preservatives applied as required as required.

6.3. Working gear is maintained or repaired as required to ensure safe horse working conditions.

6.4. Working gear and saddlery is cleaned and stored after use in line with organisation policy.

7. Monitor health and welfare of horses

7.1. Signs of good health and condition are identified.

7.2. Symptoms of common illnesses and injuries are recognised and reported.

7.3. The welfare of horses is monitored and maintained.

7.4. Basic first aid is provided for minor injuries.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCHBR203A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC20110 - Certificate II in Agriculture