Determine nutritional needs in provision of horse health care

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
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 ACMEQU402A, 'Determine nutritional needs in provision of horse health care'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1 Relate elements of the equine diet to physiological function

1.1 Nutrient elements are classified according to needs of the body

1.2 Structures of the digestive system are located and the nutrient absorption and metabolism process are described

1.3 Features of a well balanced diet are related to horse health condition and workload

1.4 Impact of an unbalanced or deficient diet on horse health is evaluated

2 Evaluate the composition of common horse diets

2.1 Feedstuffs commonly available and fed to horses in Australia are identified

2.2 Methods of feedstuff preparation are evaluated regarding impact on nutrient availability

2.3 Quality of feedstuffs for nutritional and health value is evaluated

3 Identify factors that may affect horse condition relevant to nutritional requirements

3.1 Horses are classified according to condition score

3.2 Horses are classified according to developmental age requirements

3.3 Horses are classified according to breed, activity and housing status

3.4 Options to adjust diet in relation to horse health status are evaluated

3.5 Owner or carer is referred to nutritional or veterinary specialist for specific dietary requirements and ration formulation advice

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMEQU402A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM40412 - Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • ACM40512 - Certificate IV in Equine Dentistry