Assessor Resource

AHCLSK406
Oversee animal marking operations

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: December 2018


This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to oversee animal marking operations.

This unit applies to livestock producers and those with supervisory responsibilities within livestock production enterprises.

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety, animal welfare and biosecurity legislation and codes of practice and sustainability practices.

This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others within known parameters. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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Evidence Required

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Element

Performance criteria

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.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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Element

Performance criteria

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.

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Obtain and clarify information and instructions with regard to marking operations 
Ensure timing of marking and calendar of operations fit so that growth checks are minimised 
Determine animal groupings, marking operations and sequencing 
Assess and determine resource requirements within enterprise budgetary constraints 
Prepare marking plan and ensure sufficient flexibility to adapt to changes during marking operations 
Locate and arrange suitable locations for undertaking marking operations and facilities to meet requirements of marking schedules 
Arrange and provide appropriate and adequate equipment, materials and health treatments on site 
Confirm staff and provide them with safety, task and operational briefings 
Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks, and implement, monitor and review risk controls in line with enterprise polices 
Time and supervise marking operations to ensure mismothering is minimised and animal welfare requirements are met 
Monitor implementation of marking plan for efficiency and effectiveness in terms of achieving enterprise objectives 
Monitor condition and health status of animals, take appropriate action to rectify risks to animal welfare, and report abnormalities where necessary 
Maintain effective worksite communication to ensure efficient workflow and address immediate problems 
Document data with regard to operational processes and outcomes for continual assessment and management planning 

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