Carry out regular horse observation

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
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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 RTE2104A, 'Carry out regular horse observation'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Prepare to work with horses


Work to be undertaken is interpreted from work program, where necessary, and confirmed with management.


Discussions are held with other workers who may be affected by the activities to ensure continued smooth operation of the process.


Tools and equipment suitable for the work to be undertaken are selected, checked, and maintained if necessary.


Suitable personal protective equipment is selected, used and maintained.


Carry out horse checks


All horses are routinely checked for signs of ill health.


Horses are examined for signs of lameness or soreness and abnormalities reported in the methods prescribed in the organisations work procedures.


Evidence of heat or swelling in legs is reported to manager or foreman and treated under instruction.


Hooves cleaned and shoes are examined for wear and damage.


Faulty, broken or loose shoes removed and farriery assistance is called, when required, in line with the organisations work procedures.


While handling the horses, OHS hazards are continually identified, risks assessed and suitable controls implemented.


Horses are handled safely and all required horse restraints are within the organisations and industry guidelines for animal health and welfare.


Deal with horse emergencies


Common signs of injury or life threatening conditions are detected and the situation quickly analysed before notification or action is taken.


Life threatening ailments requiring emergency treatment are notified to the trainer, manager or veterinarian and immediate assistance is called.


Basic emergency and/or First Aid procedures are carried out until professional help arrives.


Cast horse is calmed and returned to its feet in a safe manner.


Serious cuts and abrasions are promptly shown to the veterinarian and assistance provided, as required, during professional treatment.


Provide veterinary procedure support


Cuts, abrasions and bruises are treated under instruction from the veterinarian, manager or foreman.


Horse is examined for signs of distress of soreness after work or mating procedures, and all abnormalities are reported.


Appropriate hoof care treatment is applied as instructed by the manager or foreman.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTE2104A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS20210 - Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS30710 - Certificate III in Sport Coaching
  • SIS40610 - Certificate IV in Sport Development

And the skillsets: