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 AHCLSK417A, '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



1. Manage horse condition and health

1.1. Organisation procedures for maintaining health are developed in consultation with other organisation staff, and using sound animal welfare guidelines.

1.2. Soundness and working condition of organisation horses is assessed, reported and documented.

1.3. Suitable personal protective equipment is selected, used and maintained.

1.4. Unsound or unhealthy horses are identified, and reasons for their condition are established, if necessary, in consultation with available veterinary advice.

2. Manage nutritional requirements of horses

2.1. Daily and seasonal factors affecting the nutritional requirements of horses are determined for the organisation.

2.2. Supplementary feeding programs are provided to organisation horses to ensure that their physical condition and health is optimised for stock work.

2.3. Work programs for horses are related to, and balanced with, feeding program.

2.4. Potential nutritional problems are anticipated and preventative or corrective action taken for supplementary feeding.

3. Supervise horse work of other property personnel

3.1. Horse selection matches rider ability and suitability for task.

3.2. Planned horse activities are scheduled and details are communicated to appropriate staff.

3.3. Horse work and breaking by contractors or staff is co-ordinated, and supervision provided to ensure that horses and personnel work within their limitations.

3.4. Inexperienced horses are provided with stock training by experienced riders.

3.5. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified, assessed, and planned activities provide for responsible actions by all people working with and around the horses.

3.6. Operational staff and any contractors are communicated with regularly to ensure smooth operation and progress.

3.7. Work outcomes and horse costs and treatments are monitored and recorded in the organisation record.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCLSK417A appears in the following qualifications:

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