Develop basic trackwork riding skills

Formats and tools

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
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 RGRPSH306A, 'Develop basic trackwork riding skills'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Comply with trackwork rules, protocols and safety requirements.

1. Safety requirements, rules and regulations for rider and horse are followed.

2. Fit, wear and suitability of approved gear are checked prior to riding.

3. Track features , weather and potential hazards are evaluated for safety and reported to track supervisor if necessary.

Develop riding skills on safe, experienced horses using an exercise saddle.

4. Horse is mounted or dismounted following safe work practices.

5. Balanced position is demonstrated on a well-educated horse in an exercise saddle in an enclosed space .

6. Fitness requirements for riding trackwork are developed.

Lead a horse at the walk while mounted.

7. Mounted horse is positioned for safe transfer of lead from strapper.

8. Control of lead horse and mounted horse is demonstrated at all times.

9. Riding etiquette is maintained when riding in company in accordance with safety of other riders and horses.

10. Lead horse is transferred to strapper at completion of exercise.

11. Problems are reported and post-exercise care of horses and gear is carried out following stable procedures.

Ride slow work.

12. Slow trackwork is practised on a well-educated horse alongside an experienced rider .

13. Horses are ridden to half pace.

14. Time counting and pace estimation skills are developed.

15. Rules for riding in company on the track are followed.

16. Trainer or foreman's instructions are followed.

17. Skills needed to control horses in a range of common trackwork situations are demonstrated.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RGRPSH306A appears in the following qualifications:

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