Prepare to drive horses in races

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 RGRPSH412A, 'Prepare to drive horses in races'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Follow an appropriate pre and post-race routine.

1. Race gear is prepared and checked for safety prior to race day and immediately prior to a race.

2. Pre and post-race procedures are followed.

3. Starting procedures are followed.

Plan and use appropriate race strategies and driving skills.

4. Form and racing behaviour of own horse and other horses and drivers are studied .

5. Horses are warmed up to and down from racing pace according to trainer instructions.

6. Driving skills are appropriate to a variety of track conditions and situations.

7. Strategies are modified appropriately as required during races, and according to pace and how race is being run.

8. Whip use and technique are appropriate and consistent with rules of racing.

Report on race.

9. Horse's race performance is evaluated and reported.

10. Critical incidents of races are recalled and reported.

11. Protocol for communicating performance is applied.

12. Post-race assessment of own performance is undertaken.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RGRPSH412A appears in the following qualifications:

  • RGR40308 - Certificate IV in Racing (Harness Race Driver)