• LGAREGS305A - Undertake animal or reptile control duties

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Undertake animal or reptile control duties

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Version 1.0
Issue Date: April 2019

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance in councils of varying size and locations. Knowledge of the legislation and regulations within which councils must operate is essential. The role of councils, as the third tier of government, in managing the application of a broad range of by-laws and regulations must be appropriately reflected.

This unit covers the capture, assessment of transport and care needs, impounding, monitoring, release and reporting of animals and/or reptiles.

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Not applicable.

Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

Evidence Required

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Overview of assessment requirements

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit will be able to perform the outcomes described in the Elements to the required performance level detailed in the Performance Criteria. The knowledge and skill requirements described in the Range Statement must also be demonstrated. For example, knowledge of the legislative framework and safe work practices that underpin the performance of the unit are also required to be demonstrated.

Critical aspects of evidence to be considered

Impounding techniques used are appropriate to animal or reptile species and the condition of the animal or reptile.

Assessments of animal or reptile health and condition, and the appropriate disposal of animals or reptiles, are in accordance with council policies and procedures.

Traffic control is in accordance with relevant licensing requirements.

Use of firearms is in accordance with relevant licensing requirements.

Notices are served in accordance with council regulations.

Safe work practices and concern for public safety are displayed by care and control staff.

Context of assessment

On the job or in a simulated work environment.

Written or oral testing.

Method of assessment

The following assessment methods are suggested:

observation of the learner performing a range of workplace tasks over sufficient time to demonstrate handling of a range of contingencies

written and/or oral questioning to assess knowledge and understanding

completion of workplace documentation

third-party reports from experienced practitioners

completion of self-paced learning materials including personal reflection and feedback from trainer, coach or supervisor

Evidence required for demonstration of consistent performance

Competency in duties may be displayed with domestic animals, livestock, wildlife or reptiles.

Resource implications

Access to a workplace or simulated environment that encompasses impounding processes, techniques and equipment.

Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit

Required Skills


video, voice recorders and radio communication

preparing and issuing instructions and/or explanations to the public

reporting to council

Required Knowledge

animal and reptile behaviour





applicable impounding techniques

animal and reptile handling and disabling techniques

animal and reptile dietary and impounding needs

routine medicinal, chemical and dipping application

animal health treatment

humane disposal techniques

safe and effective use of firearms

stock brands

identification tags

microchip reading

local area geography


urban and rural navigation

relevant statutes

notice-serving process

court evidence

traffic control licensing requirements and direction

The Range Statement relates to the Unit of Competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.

Animals or reptiles may include:

domestic pets


feral animals

native animals


Capture or control may include:


poles and ropes


tranquilliser guns



loading and yarding

health, condition and behaviour of animal or reptile from observation or reports

supervision of, or communication to, other staff or agency personnel

disposal of deceased animals or reptiles

Transport may include:

dedicated or contracted transport

appropriate for care and human safety.

Ownership issues may include:

verification of claims to ownership by such things as tags or microchips

recovery of costs relating to transport, sustenance and penalties

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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
Response to request for assistance is timely and efficient use of resources is observed. 
Traffic control precautions are used and access to incident site is controlled to ensure safety of public. 
Safe and humane methods of handling animals or reptiles are observed. 
Where appropriate, animals or reptiles are disposed of in accordance with legislative and council requirements and relevant statutes. 
Transport or intermediate care is provided according to protocols or legislation. 
Containment and loading are secure and safe. 
Temporary holding facilities are arranged or negotiated with landowners where necessary. 
Impounding decision is consistent with legislative and council requirements. 
Ownership of animals is determined using council records or stock brands. 
Advisory/penalty notices are issued according to council regulations. 
Feeding and handling of animals during care is undertaken in accordance with pound procedures and legislative and council requirements. 
Safe work practices, procedures and environmental conditions are observed during handling, monitoring and care duties. 
Decision to release or restore animal to environment is in accordance with relevant legislation and procedures. 
Auction of unclaimed stock is performed according to council procedures. 
Recovery of costs and revenue is assessed and enforced according to relevant legislation and procedures. 
Reports containing accurate information drawn from council registers are forwarded to relevant officers or authorities. 


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