Perform basic riding tasks

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 RGRPSH205A, 'Perform basic riding tasks'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Protect the safety and welfare of people and horses.

1. Appropriate personal protective equipment is selected, worn, stored and maintained.

2. Fit, wear and suitability of gear are checked.

3. Safety instructions, including venue-specific requirements, are followed.

4. Potential hazards are identified and risks minimised.

Provide pre-exercise care of horses.

5. Horses are caught and secured following safe handling procedures.

6. Pre-exercise grooming is carried out.

Apply basic riding skills.

7. Horse is warmed up according to instructions.

8. Horse is saddled with designated gear .

9. Horse is mounted in accordance with supervisor's instructions.

10. Aids are identified and used to control movement, speed and direction of a horse at walk, trot and canter.

11. Basic riding instructions are followed.

12. Balanced riding position is maintained in English style saddle.

13. Horse is dismounted in accordance with supervisor's instructions.

14. Goals to improve riding skills are discussed and demonstrated with supervisor.

Provide post-exercise care of horses.

15. Gear is removed and horse is warmed down as required.

16. Post-exercise grooming is carried out.

17. Horse is released following safe procedures.

18. Equipment is cleaned and checked for wear and breakage .

Qualifications and Skillsets

RGRPSH205A appears in the following qualifications:

  • RGR10108 - Certificate I in Racing (Stablehand)
  • RGR30108 - Certificate III in Racing (Trackrider)
  • RGR20108 - Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand)
  • RGR30208 - Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand)
  • RGR40208 - Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey)