List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1. Prepare marking plan
1.1 Obtain and clarify information and instructions with regard to marking operations
1.2 Ensure timing of marking and calendar of operations fit so that growth checks are minimised
1.3 Determine animal groupings, marking operations and sequencing
1.4 Assess and determine resource requirements within enterprise budgetary constraints
1.5 Prepare marking plan and ensure sufficient flexibility to adapt to changes during marking operations
2. Co-ordinate and arrange resources
2.1 Locate and arrange suitable locations for undertaking marking operations and facilities to meet requirements of marking schedules
2.2 Arrange and provide appropriate and adequate equipment, materials and health treatments on site
2.3 Confirm staff and provide them with safety, task and operational briefings
2.4 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks, and implement, monitor and review risk controls in line with enterprise polices
2.5 Time and supervise marking operations to ensure mismothering is minimised and animal welfare requirements are met
3. Monitor marking operation
3.1 Monitor implementation of marking plan for efficiency and effectiveness in terms of achieving enterprise objectives
3.2 Monitor condition and health status of animals, take appropriate action to rectify risks to animal welfare, and report abnormalities where necessary
3.3 Maintain effective worksite communication to ensure efficient workflow and address immediate problems
3.4 Document data with regard to operational processes and outcomes for continual assessment and management planning
The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.
The candidate must provide evidence that they can:
identify hazards, assess risks and implement and monitor of safe operating procedures
plan, cost and schedule resource requirements
prepare and implement a work plan for marking
prioritise and schedule marking operations
determine and allocate staff roles and responsibilities
monitor the health and well-being of animals during and after marking
manage staff and operations and establish and monitor performance targets
document and prepare plans and reports for the understanding of staff and management
implement and monitor relevant animal welfare practices
The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:
management processes and procedures
cost analysis techniques
procedures for planning and developing marking plans
marking and production plans
codes of practice with regard to animal marking and animal health and welfare
use of veterinary medicines and their administration
animal marking methods and procedures
work health and safety and animal welfare legislation, codes of practice and enterprise requirements
animal behaviour and nutritional requirements
Competency is to be assessed in the work place or simulated environments that accurately reflect performance in a real workplace setting.
Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.