Manage horse health and welfare

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 RGRPSH408A, 'Manage horse health and welfare'.
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



Plan horse health and emergency care procedures.

1. Health and emergency care protocols and programs are developed and relayed to staff.

2. Horses are housed in suitable and approved premises that are maintained to health and safety standards specified by rules of racing and other regulations .

3. Health status of individual horses is assessed.

4. Characteristics, signs and symptoms of healthy and sick or injured horses are reviewed.

5. Communicable diseases are identified and control measures implemented.

6. Signs and symptoms of distressed or injured horses are identified and prioritised.

Undertake health management programs for horses.

7. Dental health programs are overseen.

8. Vaccination programs are implemented.

9. Parasite control programs are implemented.

10. Hoof maintenance programs are overseen.

11. Health records are compiled and updated.

Decide upon treatment for horses.

12. Health care and management are determined.

13. Prognosis for common illnesses and injuries is discussed.

14. Need for veterinary assistance is determined.

15. Need for specialist advice is determined.

16. Treatment options are evaluated and preferred option is selected for common injuries and illnesses.

Administer treatment and monitor horse's progress.

17. Medication or treatments are administered according to stable procedures, directions, and industry and animal welfare regulations.

18. Methods of administering medication, recording treatment and monitoring injectible medication are known.

19. Oral medication is administered.

20. Topical medication is administered.

21. Inhalants are administered.

22. Horses are bandaged.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RGRPSH408A appears in the following qualifications:

  • RGR40108 - Certificate IV in Racing (Racehorse Trainer)