Maintain horses in a healthy state and safe environment

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AHCHBR308A, 'Maintain horses in a healthy state and safe environment'.
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. Maintain horse environment

1.1 Housing is arranged to meet the individual needs of the animal

1.2 The animal environment maintained in an appropriate manner which takes into consideration animal welfare principles and work health and safety procedures

1.3 Food storage areas and water supply are cleaned and maintained to keep all areas are free of contaminants

1.4 Routine cleaning and maintenance of stables, yards and paddocks is established and monitored to ensure an hygienic environment

2. Monitor and maintain a horse vaccination program

2.1 Vaccination requirements for different horse classes are identified and understood

2.2 Vaccination program is maintained according to agreed schedule

2.3 Vaccination schedule is documented and appropriate certification records are maintained

3. Implement a horse health maintenance program

3.1 Regular regime of checking animals for signs of illness/injury is carried out

3.2 Causes and symptoms of common illnesses, injuries and parasitic infections are identified and treatment is provided under supervision

3.3 Internal and external parasites are identified and their impact on horses is assessed

3.4 Communicable diseases are identified and control measures are implemented under direction of appropriate personnel

3.5 Maintenance program/s are established and monitored for internal and external parasite control

4. Implement a hoof care and maintenance program

4.1 Common hoof diseases and injuries are recognised and appropriate treatment or referral to specialist is arranged as required

4.2 Common gait abnormalities are identified and reported and treatment is arranged in accordance with organisational procedures

4.3 Hoof care and shoeing, including corrective measures, are appropriate to horses’ welfare and training program

4.4 Effective communication with farriers is maintained and all records of work carried out are kept according to organisational requirements

4.5 Regular hoof care routine for horses is implemented