Educate, care for, and ride horses for stock work

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 AHCLSK336, 'Educate, care for, and ride horses for stock work'.
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


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare horses for work

1.1 Select, use and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment

1.2 Select, muster, or bring from paddock, and assess the suitability of the horse for the task

1.3 Catch and handle horses safely and humanely

1.4 Check horse’s health, soundness, and fitness level to ensure they are capable to complete the work required

1.5 Select, check, and maintain working equipment, if required

1.6 Groom horse prior to exercise or work

1.7 Fit working gear to individual horse

2. Educate horses for stock work

2.1 Identify, assess risks, and implement risk controls associated with horse riding and horse education

2.2 Assess the horse’s current level of education

2.3 Educate horse to calmly carry out required movements for working stock, including stops, turns, and rollbacks

2.4 Educate horse to work and control a mob of livestock as a whole

2.5 Educate horse to safely handle a single beast and to return it to the mob safely

2.6 Educate horse to separate a beast from a mob as required

2.7 Educate horse to calmly accept a stock whip being used by the rider as required by the workplace/enterprise

2.8 Educate horse to work with working dogs where required by enterprise

2.9 Utilise agreed emergency procedures when educating green horses in required safety movements (i.e. one rein stops)

3. Ride horses to carry out stock work

3.1 Interpret work program to determine work to be undertaken and, where necessary, confirm with management

3.2 Select horses for the task

3.3 Catch and handle horses safely and humanely

3.4 Practice and reinforce education of horse while carrying out routine stock work

3.5 Re-educate horse where necessary and correct any vices

3.6 Utilise agreed emergency procedures when educating green horses in required safety movements (i.e. one rein stops)

4. Provide post ride care and maintain saddlery and equipment

4.1 Remove gear and groom, wash and or clean horse as required

4.2 Water and feed horse in line with workplace policy

4.3 Release horse to appropriate enclosure, paddock, or yard

4.4 Check, clean, maintain, and store working gear

4.5 Repair working gear, as required

4.6 Apply enterprise biosecurity and sustainability policies

5. Monitor horse health and condition

5.1 Monitor horses as a part of daily routines to identify signs of ill health, injury, and poor condition

5.2 Muster or catch horses in need of attention, and report and record condition in line with enterprise procedures

5.3 Administer prescribed treatments for common ailments, under supervision of the veterinarian or manager

5.4 Safely check horse’s legs and feet, safely clean out feet, and correctly identify lameness and potential causes for lameness

5.5 Organise shoeing where required