Prepare for race riding

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 RGRPSH413A, 'Prepare for race riding'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Prepare for race riding' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Identify and practise race riding skills.

1. Techniques for riding short in a racing saddle are practised.

2. Whip action and seat are refined.

3. Pre and post-race riding procedures are observed and understood.

Identify factors that can affect race outcomes.

4. Track shape and surface are assessed for impact on individual horse's performance.

5. Classes of races are researched and understood.

6. Individual horse's racing style is recognised.

Read and interpret form.

7. Industry jargon and abbreviations used to describe action and performance are interpreted.

8. Reports on trackwork, trial and race performance are interpreted from a range of sources.

9. Speed maps are interpreted and prepared.

Understand relevant rules and protocols related to riding in races.

10. Procedures for applying for a permit to ride in races are investigated.

11. System of apprentice claims is understood.

12. Inquiry and protest procedures are identified and interpreted.

13. Rider booking, and race nomination, acceptance and scratching procedures are researched.

14. Rules related to safe and legal race riding are known and observed during practice.

15. Procedures to prepare race saddles to meet handicap weights are researched and practised.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RGRPSH413A appears in the following qualifications:

  • RGR40208 - Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey)