NZQA registered unit standard 25441 version 2 Page 1 of 3

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NZQA registered unit standard
25441 version 2
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Title
Demonstrate understanding of optimum personal health for racing
Level
4
Credits
Purpose
5
This unit standard is intended for people who are required to
maintain physical and psychological health when working in an
equine racing industry context.
People will be working under broad guidance with full
responsibility for their work routines.
Classification
Equine>Equine Care
Available grade
Achieved
Explanatory notes
1
Demonstration of competency must be consistent with:

Workplace and/or stable procedures

Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992

Code of Welfare: Horses and Donkeys available at http://www.mpi.govt.nz

Australia New Zealand Food Standards code available at
http://www.foodstandards.gov.au.
2
Candidates must demonstrate competency in a commercial horse enterprise.
3
In the context of this unit standard, understanding means that there should be
evidence of a learners’ thorough comprehension of a topic. A learner with a good
understanding of a topic should have applied, or should be able to apply what they
have learnt to a workplace situation and will be able to alter their practices to the
different contexts they are applying their learning to. Assessors should be confident
that the learners’ understanding is embedded in their practices and behaviour.
Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Demonstrate understanding of basic personal nutritional requirements.
Evidence requirements
1.1
Identifies food sources of essential nutrients and describes their functions.
Range
protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals
Primary Industry Training Organisation
SSB Code 101558
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
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25441 version 2
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Identifies adult dietary intake of nutrients and food sources recommended by
the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
Outcome 2
Demonstrate understanding of nutritional requirements for optimal performance as a
jockey.
Evidence requirements
2.1
Identifies energy requirements for weight loss, ongoing weight maintenance,
and weight gain.
2.2
Describes ideal timing of meals in relation to personal daily needs and raceday
requirements, and as recommended by the Australia New Zealand Food
Standards Code.
2.3
Develops a personal meal plan leading up to, during, and following raceday.
2.4
Describes safe nutrition and hydration strategies for fitness, making weight in
short time-frames and limitations, and for ongoing long term health.
Outcome 3
Demonstrate understanding of the effects on human health of unsafe weight-control
practices.
Evidence requirements
3.1
Describes the psychological and/or physical effects of unsafe weight-control
practices of jockeys.
3.2
Describes the physical and cognitive changes to personal sport performance
that occur as a result of dehydration.
Outcome 4
Demonstrate understanding of strategies for coping with demands of personal high
performance, and achievement of high performance goals.
Evidence requirements
4.1
Describes strategies for coping with demands of personal high performance.
4.2
Describes strategies for achievement of high performance goals.
Planned review date
31 December 2020
Primary Industry Training Organisation
SSB Code 101558
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
25441 version 2
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Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions
Process
Version Date
Last Date for Assessment
Registration
1
22 May 2009
N/A
Review
2
15 October 2015
N/A
Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference
0018
This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Please note
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA,
before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses
of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by
NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and
which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that
applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies
to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMRs). The
CMR 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 [email protected] if
you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.
Primary Industry Training Organisation
SSB Code 101558
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
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