Supervise raising young horses

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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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
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 AHCHBR402A, 'Supervise raising young horses'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Monitor foal development

1.1. Regular observations are taken to assess foal health and development according to the requirements of the organisation.

1.2. Symptoms of ill health, common diseases and developmental disorders are recognised, reported and acted upon.

1.3. Foal health and growth rate is recorded in accordance with enterprise requirements.

1.4. Vaccination is carried out under instruction as required according to organisation procedures or by a veterinarian.

1.5. Occupational health and safety hazards are identified, risk assessed and suitable controls implemented.

2. Assess young horse conformation and correct where possible

2.1. Conformation of foal is assessed using standard conformation terminology.

2.2. Corrective action plan is developed and implemented at foal stage to address treatable undesirable conformation.

3. Meet the dietary requirements of young horses

3.1. Mares and foals are monitored to ensure adequate nutrition for the mare and milk supply for the foal.

3.2. Foals are weaned onto suitable pasture and supplemented with appropriate feeds if required.

3.3. Feed requirements of growing horses are met, with excessive protein and mineral deficiencies being avoided.

3.4. Feeding plans for yearlings allow growth and development for sale or growing on.

4. Supervise the handling and education of young horses

4.1. Young horses are kept in paddocks and facilities that minimise the risk of injury and blemishes.

4.2. Young horses are handled from foals to be able to be led and tied up.

4.3. Young horses are provided with the social support of other young horses or foster mares to help them settle and adapt from weaning.

4.4. Weanlings and yearlings are taught to parade for sale.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCHBR402A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC40110 - Certificate IV in Agriculture
  • AHC30310 - Certificate III in Horse Breeding