Ride and care for horses and equipment

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 RTE2130A, 'Ride and care for horses and equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Ride and care for horses and equipment' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

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 preparation process.


Equipment suitable for the work to be undertaken is selected, checked, and maintained if necessary.


Suitable personal protective equipment is selected, used and maintained.


Ride stock horses for the first time


Suitable stock horses are identified and selected according to a nominated selection criteria.


Unhealthy or unsound horses are identified and reported to foreman or manager.


Selected horses are approached, caught and restrained as instructed.


Gear to manage and control the horse for the required work is selected and fitted.


OHS hazards are continually identified when working with horses, risks are assessed and suitable controls implemented.


Horses are handled and restrained safely and within the organisation's and industry guidelines for animal health and welfare.


Prepare horses for work


OHS hazards are continually identified when working with horses, risks are assessed and suitable controls implemented.


Feeds are mixed and offered in the quality and quantities instructed by the manager.


Horses are groomed before and after work to ensure their coat condition and health is maintained.


Hoof care and cleaning is completed before working the horses, according to the organisations procedures.


Vices of horses are identified and corrective action is taken to maintain control of the horses.


Horse education is carried out in association with stock working routines.


Educated horses are controlled and worked as an integral part of stock husbandry routines.


Horses are handled safely and within the organisations and industry guidelines for animal health and welfare.


Care for saddlery and equipment


Basic working gear to suit the individual horse is selected and fitted.


Working gear is cleaned and checked as a part of regular daily routines.


Working gear is maintained or repaired as required to ensure safe horse working conditions.


Working gear and saddlery is stored after use in line with organisation policy.