Plan and adapt training and conditioning programs for racehorses

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 RGRPSH501A, 'Plan and adapt training and conditioning programs for racehorses'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Evaluate individual horse's current fitness and education.

1. Behavioural indicators of fitness and heath are evaluated.

2. Physiological indicators of fitness and health are evaluated.

3. Performance indicators of fitness and adaptation to workload of current education program are assessed.

Prepare conditioning programs for horses.

4. Options for training horses in first preparation are determined.

5. Options for training horses returning from injury are determined.

6. Options for adapting training programs for improved fitness status are evaluated.

7. Conditioning program is prepared and documented for individual horses and relayed to others.

Review individual horse's performance.

8. Trackwork times and behaviour are evaluated.

9. Corrective or remedial gear is considered to improve individual performance.

10. Diet is reviewed and modified as required.

11. Horse's performance is comparedto racing goals.

12. Driver or rider is appointed, giving due consideration to capabilities of horse, in order to maximise horse's performance.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RGRPSH501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • RGR50108 - Diploma of Racing (Racehorse Trainer)
  • RGR40108 - Certificate IV in Racing (Racehorse Trainer)