Select horses for a program

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 SISOEQO407A, 'Select horses for a program'.
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



1. Establish criteria for purchasing horses.

1.1. Identify and access available budget for purchasing horses according to organisational policies and procedures.

1.2. Identify and assess program needs in consultation with appropriate personnel.

1.3. Identify the characteristics and types of horses required according to program and operational needs.

1.4. Identify and evaluate sources of horses according to organisational policies and procedures.

1.5. Confirm purchase timetable allows suitable time prior to operational use for training.

2. Select and buy horses.

2.1. Assess horses against identified program needs

2.2. Test horses extensively prior to acquisition according to organisational policies and procedures

2.3. Check behaviour patterns of horses to confirm compliance with accepted industry practice.

2.4. Check health of animals according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures

2.5. Purchase horses and complete appropriate documentation according to organisational policies and procedures

3. Monitor horses progress.

3.1. Identify inappropriate behaviour patterns and habits and implement appropriate training program to ensure horse's suitability to the program and the safety of clients.

3.2. Implement ongoing monitoring and identify continuing problems and appropriate courses of action.

3.3. Re-test horses to confirm they are suitable for the program.

3.4. Remove horses exhibiting inappropriate behaviours from the program if re-training is ineffective or impractical.