Assess greyhound or horse handling skills

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 RGRSTD406A, 'Assess greyhound or horse handling skills'.
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



Review greyhound or horse handling skills required for nominated job functions.

1. Greyhound or horse handling skills for nominated job functions are summarised.

2. Racing safe operating procedures for nominated job functions or roles are compared to general handling skills.

3. OHS regulations are reviewed in relation to greyhound and horse handling requirements .

Observe greyhound or horse handling skills.

4. Name and use of approved racing gear relevant to nominated job function is reviewed.

5. Fit and adjustment by applicant of approved and relevant racing gear is evaluated by assessor.

6. Handling of greyhound or horse using racing approved practices is evaluated by assessor.

Determine if greyhound or horse handling skills are appropriate for nominated job function (where relevant).

7. Performance during handling skills tests is assessed using objective measurements that are consistent with racing authority standards and safe operating procedures.

8. Outcome of handling and gear fitting evaluation is recorded.

9. Applicant is advised of outcome of practical assessment evaluation.

10. Recommended remedial action is suggested where skills do not meet racing authority requirements.

11. Reasons for decision on license or registration application endorsement or rejection are recorded.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RGRSTD406A appears in the following qualifications:

  • RGR40608 - Certificate IV in Racing Services (Steward)
  • RGR40708 - Certificate IV in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)
  • RGR50408 - Diploma of Racing Services (Track Management)
  • RGR50308 - Diploma of Racing Services (Steward)