Prevent and treat equine injury and disease

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 AHCHBR306A, 'Prevent and treat equine injury and disease'.
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 treat horses

1.1. Work to be undertaken is interpreted from 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 the process.

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. Recognise and report common ailments

2.1. Routine and regular checks are made of horses to detect abnormal conditions.

2.2. Common ailments are distinguished through signs of distress, elevated temperatures, or skin or joint condition.

2.3. Abnormal conditions are reported to the manager (or veterinary doctor) and actions are taken under instruction and supervision.

2.4. Initial first aid procedures are carried out for horses until professional help arrives.

3. Apply disease or ailment prevention procedures

3.1. Stable/paddock quarantine procedures are carried out according to enterprise practice.

3.2. Stable hygiene practices are maintained at high levels in accordance with routine instructions.

3.3. Routine annual or outbreak stimulated vaccination of horses is carried out under supervision of the veterinary practitioner with a minimum of stress to animals.

3.4. Routine drenching and skin washing procedures are carried out to prevent or control external or internal parasites.

3.5. While handling horses, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are continually identified, risks assessed and suitable controls implemented.

3.6. Comprehensive records of veterinary medication and treatment by other professionals are maintained for each individual animal.

4. Treat equine injury and disease

4.1. Twitches and other restraining devices are used, as required, depending upon the individual horse's temperament.

4.2. Prescribed veterinary medicines are administered at correct dose, according to instructions, with minimal stress to the horse and under supervision by manager or veterinary doctor.

4.3. All handling of the horses is done within the guidelines of animal welfare codes and practices.

5. Complete hygiene and administration

5.1. All equipment used in treating horses is cleaned hygienically and stored in accordance with manufacturer's specifications, organisational procedures and regulations.

5.2. All containers, leftover fluids, waste and debris from the treatments are disposed of safely, hygienically and appropriately.

5.3. All required records and documentation are completed accurately and promptly in accordance with operational requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCHBR306A appears in the following qualifications:

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