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 SISOEQO411A, 'Ride horses in remote areas'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Ride horses in remote areas' 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
1. Plan the ride.
1.1. Access maps to confirm intended route and become familiar with route environment for the intended ride according to organisational policies and procedures.
1.2. Identify possible hazards and risks associated with the ride according to organisational policies and procedures.
1.3. Access relevant sources to interpret weather and environmental information and ascertain possible impact on the ride.
1.4. Identify and plan food and water requirements according to principles of nutrition and the duration of the ride.
2. Select equipment for the ride.
2.1. Select and check equipment according to contextual issues and organisational policies and procedures.
2.2. Adjust and fit equipment to ensure comfort and safety for rider and horse.
2.3. Select and pack first aid supplies for horse and rider.
2.4. Pack saddle bags to ensure even distribution and comfort for the horse.
2.5. Select personal clothing and footwear that are appropriate for the ride.
3. Demonstrate horse riding skills in a remote area.
3.1. Adopt appropriate posture for horse riding and handle the horse in a safe and effective manner according to organisational policies and procedures.
3.2. Approach and negotiate obstacles and hazards in a safe manner and minimise risks to self and group where possible.
3.3. Initiate a gait appropriate to the terrain.
3.4. Establish and maintain an appropriate rhythm according to conditions.
3.5. Negotiate ascending and descending inclines on steep slopes.
3.6. Demonstrate appropriate navigation skills to follow planned route.
3.7. Apply minimum environmental impact procedures according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
4. Manage horse overnight in remote environment.
4.1. Select a suitable site for tethering or corralling horses according to organisational policies and procedures.
4.2. Set up corrals and picket lines using appropriate knots.
4.3. Tether horse and supply with needs for overnight stop.
4.4. Ensure safety of other horses and riders during stop over's according to organisational policies and procedures.
4.5. Store equipment for overnight stop in a safe manner according to organisational policies and procedures.
5. Evaluate the ride.
5.1. Evaluate relevant aspects of the ride.
5.2. Identify improvements for future rides.
5.3. Review own performance and identify potential improvements.