Apply first aid for horses

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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
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
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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 SISOEQO304A, 'Apply first aid for horses'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

1. Assess health problems and injuries in horses.

1.1. Identify common health problems and injuries affecting horses.

1.2. Carry out appropriate pre and post activity assessment of injuries or health problems and determine the immediate and ongoing course of action according to organisational policies and procedures.

1.3. Calm and restrain horses prior to first aid assessment according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

1.4. Access and select first aid equipment according to required uses and organisational policies and procedures.

1.5. Apply first aid to horses according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures

1.6. Refer treatment and emergency care of horses as appropriate according to organisational policies and procedures.

2. Assist veterinarian.

2.1. Use accepted safe practices for restraint and handling of the horse according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures

2.2. Provide assistance to veterinarian during examination as directed and in a manner which avoids complications to existing injury, or injury to self or veterinarian

2.3. Carry out treatment and management practices as prescribed by the veterinarian following examination according to organisational policies and procedures

2.4. Monitor treatment and report problems to veterinarian as appropriate

3. Care for a convalescing horse.

3.1. Administer intramuscular injections according to instruction as part of the ongoing course of treatment according to relevant legislation and industry regulations

3.2. Remove and reapply bandages as instructed without causing discomfort to the horse

3.3. Carry out therapeutic exercise with horse if required according to organisational policies and procedures

3.4. Provide horse with feed which will aid health and digestion in the process of recovery

3.5. Document progress and problems according to organisational policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISOEQO304A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS20410 - Certificate II in Sport Career Oriented Participation
  • SIS40310 - Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS30410 - Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS30710 - Certificate III in Sport Coaching
  • SIS40610 - Certificate IV in Sport Development

And the skillsets: