Educate, ride and care for horses and equipment

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 AHCHBR304A, 'Educate, ride and care for horses and equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Educate, ride and care for horses and equipment' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare to use horses for farm operations

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

1.2. Horses are selected for the task.

1.3. Horse's health and soundness is checked to ensure they are physically capable of the work required.

1.4. Equipment is selected, checked, and maintained if necessary.

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

2. Ride horses

2.1. Horses are caught and handled safely and humanely.

2.2. Horses are ridden and educated to carry out stock work.

2.3. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards for horse handling and riding are identified, risks assessed and risk controls are implemented.

2.4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is selected, used and maintained for horse handling and riding.

3. Monitor horse health and condition

3.1. Regular monitoring as a part of daily routines is carried out to identify signs of ill health and poor condition in horses.

3.2. Horses in need of attention are mustered or caught as required, and condition reported and recorded.

3.3. Prescribed treatments are administered for common ailments under supervision of the veterinarian or manager.

3.4. Horses are checked for lameness and shoeing is organised where required.

4. Care for saddlery and equipment

4.1. Basic working gear to suit the individual horse is selected and fitted.

4.2. Working gear is cleaned and checked as a part of regular daily routines.

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

4.4. Working gear and saddlery is cleaned and stored after use in line with organisation guidelines.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCHBR304A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC30310 - Certificate III in Horse Breeding
  • AHC30110 - Certificate III in Agriculture