Manage 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 AHCLSK417, 'Manage 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. Manage horse condition and health

1.1 Develop and implement workplace procedures for maintaining health and welfare of horses in consultation with workplace staff

1.2 Assess, report and document soundness and working condition of horses in the workplace

1.3 Ensure proper selection, use and maintenance of appropriate personal protective equipment

1.4 Identify unsound or unhealthy horses and diagnose or establish reasons for their condition such as seeking veterinary advice where required

1.5 Administer treatment and implement management plan for unsound or unhealthy horses under supervisor or veterinary supervision as required

1.6 Keep proper records of horse identification, treatments administered and management plans

2. Manage nutritional requirements of horses

2.1 Develop and implement feeding plans for horses in the workplace taking into account daily and seasonal factors affecting nutritional requirements

2.2 Provide supplementary feeding programs to workplace horses to ensure they are in optimum physical condition and health for stock work

2.3 Identify potential nutritional problems and take preventative or corrective action through the use or withdrawal of supplementary feeding

2.4 Develop and implement work programs for horses according to their condition and nutritional status

3. Supervise activities and tasks requiring the use of horses of workplace personnel

3.1 Conduct risk assessments for activities and tasks requiring the use of horses, and implement and monitor the measures to control these risks

3.2 Match horses in workplace to personnel by rider ability and suitability for tasks

3.3 Schedule tasks requiring the use of horses and communicate details to appropriate staff

3.4 Coordinate tasks requiring the use of horses and provide supervision to ensure that horses and personnel work within industry and enterprise policies and procedures

3.5 Coordinate breaking in of horses by contractors or staff and provide supervision to ensure that horses and personnel work within industry and enterprise policies and procedures

3.6 Provide inexperienced horses with stock training by experienced riders

3.7 Maintain regular communication with workplace staff and contractors to ensure smooth operation

3.8 Monitor outcomes of activities and tasks requiring the use of horses and record in line with enterprise requirements