Elements and Performance Criteria
- Prepare to load and unload greyhounds.
- Load and unload greyhounds.
- Monitor greyhounds during transportation.
- Conduct post-transport procedures.
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The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria required skills and knowledge range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package
The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to workplace operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria required skills and knowledge and the range statement of this unit and include evidence of the following
Competency must be assessed in a racing workplace that provides access to the required resources or simulated environment approved by the relevant State Principal Racing Authority Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised work practices safety requirements and environmental constraints It is to comply with relevant regulatory requirements or Australian Standards requirements
Assessment methods should reflect workplace demands eg literacy and numeracy demands and the needs of particular target groups eg people with disabilities Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people women people with a language background other than English youth and people from low socioeconomic backgrounds
|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. The range statement provides details of how this competency can be used in the workplaces of the racing industry to transport greyhounds. Workplaces include greyhound kennels and racecourses, training tracks and public areas.|
Basic vehicle and trailer safety check may include:
|assessment of risks and hazards to people and greyhoundstrailer:brake lights and indicatorsfloorhitch and chaininterior lightingventilationvehicle:brakesjack and wheel bracelights and indicatorstow bar and balltyres.|
Equipment for transporting greyhounds may include:
|appropriate beddingcollar and leadfirst aid kitfood and watermuzzlepooper scooperrug.|
Checking and preparing greyhounds for transport may include:
|establishing special requirements for a particular greyhoundgreyhound is assessed for signs and symptoms of illness or injury.|
Transport may include:
|carsstation wagonstrailersvans or trucks.|
Indicators of illness or injury may include:
|dehydrationdiarrhoeaelevated temperature (overheating)excessive pantinghead, leg or body woundslistlessnessswelling in limbs.|
Caring for greyhounds may include:
|adhering to responsibilities under OHS legislation and workplace practicesadhering to responsibilities under national and state codes of practice; federal, state and territory legislation; and local government regulations covering animal welfareconsidering variables that influence behaviour of greyhounds, such as:fences and equipmentother persons or animalsvehicleswind or noisecooling down greyhounds according to weather conditionsfeeding and watering as directedidentifying and reporting unsafe work practicesidentifying emergency situations, including:gear breakagegreyhound getting looseproviding appropriate rest stops during transportationrugging as appropriatetreating illness or injury as directedunderstanding individual greyhound behaviour.|
Checking and cleaning vehicle and trailer may include:
|removing faeces to correct arearemoving, cleaning and storing gear and equipmentcleaning matting or removing if wetlocking vehicle and trailer.|