Provide first aid and emergency care for horses

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 RGRPSH308A, 'Provide first aid and emergency care for horses'.
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



Recognise and report signs of ill health or injury in horses.

1. Temperature, pulse and respiration are measured and recorded .

2. Hydration levels and capillary refill are observed and reported .

3. Signs of common illnesses in horses are identified and reported.

4. Signs of shock in horses are identified and reported.

5. Signs of common injuries in horses are identified and reported.

Assess illnesses or injuries in horses.

6. Incident site is inspected and assessed prior to helping horses.

7. First aid policy and procedures with respect to obligations to owners, state regulations, stable policy and duty of care are followed.

8. Referral procedures for injury treatment and emergency care are followed.

9. Horses are calmed and restrained and risks are identified.

10. Threat to life of illness or injury is considered and plan of action is determined.

Apply basic first aid to horses.

11. Restraints are used to prevent further injury or to apply first aid to horses.

12. Wounds are cleaned and protected from further contamination or injury.

13. Swelling is controlled .

14. Bandages are applied for management of bleeding, swelling, wounds and possible fractures.

15. Horses are nursed to reduce impact of shock, distress and pain.

16. Horse behaviour and vital signs are monitored and observations recorded.

Respond to hoof and leg illnesses and injuries.

17. Feet and legs are inspected for signs of injury, soreness or foreign bodies .

18. Common injuries and ailments to hooves, feet and legs are identified.

19. Poultice is applied .

20. Condition and fit of horse shoes are assessed.

Assess health and fitness of horses.

21. Pre and post-race assessment of horse for injuries, distress, health and fitness is implemented.

22. Pharmaceutical or therapeutic treatments are applied under trainer or veterinary instructions and supervision.

23. Rules relating to prohibited substances and alternative treatments are known and applied.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RGRPSH308A appears in the following qualifications:

  • RGR30208 - Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand)