Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and requirements of a career in the equine industry




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Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and requirements of a career in the equine industry


Level

1

Credits

3


Purpose People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the career opportunities in the New Zealand equine industry; the industry training structures and qualifications; further training opportunities in the equine industry; and describe how a work diary is used as a recording tool in the equine industry.


Subfield

Equine

Domain

Equine Industry

Status

Registered

Status date

23 April 2008

Date version published

23 April 2008

Planned review date

31 December 2013

Entry information

Open.

Accreditation

Evaluation of documentation by NZQA and industry.

Standard setting body (SSB)

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference

0018

This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Special notes
None.
Elements and performance criteria
Element 1
Describe the career opportunities in the New Zealand equine industry.
Performance criteria
1.1 Description of sectors which make up the equine industry identifies their activity, and administration.
Range includes but is not limited to – thoroughbred breeding, training and racing; standardbred breeding, training and racing; performance horse breeding, training and competition; farriery, racecourse management and servicing industries.
1.2 Description of equine employment identifies its characteristics.
Range includes but is not limited to – affinity for horses, work hours, work conditions, physical requirements, contacts with other workers.
1.3 Major career paths for industry sectors are outlined in terms of entry points, prerequisite skills and attitudes, and experience.
Element 2
Describe the industry training structures and qualifications.
Performance criteria
2.1 Training schemes are described in terms of structure, general requirements, and supervising organisations.
2.2 Entry requirements and relevant industry qualifications are identified in terms of name, composition, and provider.
2.3 Principles of unit standard based qualifications are identified in terms of transportability, and seamless education.
Element 3
Describe further training opportunities in the equine industry.
Performance criteria
3.1 Opportunities offered by two national training providers are described.
Range training providers, location, courses identified, outcomes expected.
3.2 Opportunities offered by two international training providers are described.
Range training providers, location, courses identified, outcomes expected.
Element 4
Describe how a work diary is used as a recording tool in the equine industry.
Performance criteria
4.1 Types of information recorded in work diary are described.
Range may include but is not limited to – daily activities, unusual behaviour of horses, incidents for reporting to supervisor.
4.2 Format for recording information and observations is outlined.
Range date, time, description of activity, comments, people involved.
Please note
Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the Primary Industry Training Organisation standards@primaryito.ac.nz if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.

Ó New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016


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