Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

ACMACR406A Mapping and Delivery Guide
Carry out pound procedures

Version 1.0
Issue Date: October 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency ACMACR406A - Carry out pound procedures
Description This unit of competency covers the process of providing appropriate management of impounded and surrendered animals including receiving animals, maintaining pound hygiene, providing the appropriate level of care for animals and discharging animals accordingly.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Employability Skills This unit contains employability skills.
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit is applicable to those working in the animal control and regulation sectors where it may be required to gather information on the animals received, process appropriate documentation and ensure the pound and its facilities are clean and hygiene is maintained. Knowledge of relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures is also required.In addition to legal and ethical responsibilities, all units of competency in the ACM10 Animal Care and Management Training Package have the requirement for animals to be handled gently and calmly. The individual is required to exhibit appropriate care for animals so that stress and discomfort is minimised.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.
Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
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Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Receive animals
  • Animals are received at pound.
  • Information on animals is gathered and documented in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements.
  • Information on animals is transferred to organisational management/recordkeeping system.
  • Animals' temperament, health and condition are assessed.
  • Where possible, owners are contacted and effort is made to reunite animals with owners.
       
Element: Maintain pound hygiene
  • Pound facility is cleaned and disinfected in accordance with organisational policies and procedures, including occupational health and safety (OHS) procedures.
  • Animals are temporarily removed from housing whilst it is cleaned.
  • Animals are cleaned and returned to housing.
  • All walkways, floors, fixtures and structures are cleaned, disinfected and maintained in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements.
  • Isolation procedures are carried out in accordance with organisational policies and legislative requirements.
  • Waste is disposed of in accordance with legislative requirements.
  • Adequate levels of supplies are maintained.
       
Element: Provide appropriate care for animals
  • Condition of animals is regularly checked and abnormalities are reported to supervisor immediately.
  • Appropriate housing, food, water and veterinary care are provided.
  • Food, water and treatment regimes are provided in accordance with legislative requirements and/or veterinarian's instructions.
  • Animals are handled in a safe, humane and ethical manner at all times.
  • Appropriate records are maintained in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
       
Element: Discharge animals
  • Animals' temperaments are assessed pending discharge.
  • Animals are prepared and discharged in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements.
  • Documentation for discharges is prepared and legal requirements are met.
  • Information about care of the animals is provided to the new owners and animals are discharged.
  • Animals not discharged within a given period are prepared to be euthanased.
  • Clerical duties are carried out in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
       


Evidence Required

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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.

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

The evidence required to demonstrate competence 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. Assessors should ensure that candidates can:

carry out the admission of animals, including gathering information about animals, assessing temperament, health and condition, and processing documentation

clean and maintain hygiene of the pound, including animal enclosures, fixtures, fittings and walkways

maintain pound supplies

handle animals in an ethical and humane manner

provide animals with appropriate housing, nutritional food, water and treatment regimes

communicate effectively with clients, animal owners, staff and veterinarians

carry out discharge procedures in accordance with relevant legislation

access and use management systems to keep and maintain accurate records.

The skills and knowledge required to carry out pound procedures must be transferable to a range of work environments and contexts and include the ability to deal with unplanned events.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment of this unit is to be practical in nature and will be most appropriately assessed in an animal control and regulation workplace or in a situation that reproduces normal work conditions.

There must be access to animals normally found within a pound and the appropriate equipment and/or resources to enable one to demonstrate competence.

Method of assessment

To ensure consistency in one's performance, competency should be demonstrated, to industry defined standards, on more than one occasion over a period of time in order to cover a variety of circumstances, cases and responsibilities and over a number of assessment activities.

The assessment strategy must include practical skills assessment. Suggested strategies for this unit are:

written and/or oral assessment of candidate's required knowledge

observed, documented and first-hand testimonial evidence of candidate's application of practical tasks

simulation exercises that reproduce normal work conditions

third-party evidence

workplace documentation.

This unit may be assessed in a holistic way with other units of competency relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role.

Guidance information for assessment

Assessment methods should reflect workplace demands (e.g. literacy and numeracy demands) and the needs of particular target groups (e.g. 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).


Submission Requirements

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Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

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Required skills

complete procedures required before the discharge of an animal as appropriate and in accordance with state or territory legislation

deal with conflict situations with owners and members of the public

develop a working rapport with animals

employ safe, humane and environmentally responsible organisational systems and procedures when working with and handling animals

identify abnormal animal behaviour

maintain the highest standards of pound management, hygiene, infection control and animal care

read and follow OHS and infection-control procedures and other policies and procedures, and record details and information in an accurate manner

undertake clerical and administrative duties

undertake temperament assessment of animals

use and record the use of chemicals and medicines, in accordance with relevant state or territory legislation

literacy skills to read and follow organisational policies and procedures, including OHS, animal welfare, infection control and waste management; follow sequenced written instructions; record accurately and legibly information collected; and select and apply procedures to a range of defined tasks

oral communication skills/language to fulfil the job role as specified by the organisation, including questioning, active listening, asking for clarification and consulting with or seeking advice from supervisor

numeracy skills to estimate, calculate and record routine workplace measures

interpersonal skills to work with others and relate to people from a range of cultural, social and religious backgrounds and with a range of physical and mental abilities

problem-solving skills to use available resources and prioritise daily tasks

use safe manual handling techniques and/or equipment

use safe waste handling and disposal procedures.

Required knowledge

animal behaviour for temperament assessment

animal health and hygiene

animal identification techniques

animal requirements relating to feed, water and housing

hazards associated with the use/misuse of medicines

indicators of animal wellbeing

indicators of diseases and zoonoses, signs and effects

organisational policies and procedures

pound environment

relevant legislative requirements, including codes of practice and Australian standards

workplace hygiene standards, disinfectants, cleaning agents, cleaning techniques and cleaning equipment and materials.

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, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Animals received at the pound may include:

birds

cats

dogs

livestock.

Information about an animal may include:

breed, size, weight, colour and sex

identification device details, if applicable

registration details, if applicable

where found

how and why brought to pound

behaviour

owner details, if known.

OHS risks when working with animals may include:

animal bites, kicks, scratches and crush injuries

biological hazardous waste and sharps disposal

handling of chemicals and medicines

gas leakage

inhalation of aerosol particles

intraocular contamination

manual handling, including carrying, lifting and shifting

needle pricks and cuts from other sharps

release of infective agents (animal and human)

slippery or uneven work surfaces

zoonoses.

Examples of supplies that may need to be maintained include:

animal restraint and exercise equipment

bedding

chemicals

cleaning agents

food and food supplements

medications

preventative treatment materials

water.

Preparing for discharge may involve:

basic behavioural training

desexing

microchipping

providing veterinary checks

temperament testing

vaccinations.

Clerical duties may include:

creating invoices and receipts

data entry into organisational information management recordkeeping systems

handling case

participating in marketing and advertising activities.

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Animals are received at pound. 
Information on animals is gathered and documented in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements. 
Information on animals is transferred to organisational management/recordkeeping system. 
Animals' temperament, health and condition are assessed. 
Where possible, owners are contacted and effort is made to reunite animals with owners. 
Pound facility is cleaned and disinfected in accordance with organisational policies and procedures, including occupational health and safety (OHS) procedures. 
Animals are temporarily removed from housing whilst it is cleaned. 
Animals are cleaned and returned to housing. 
All walkways, floors, fixtures and structures are cleaned, disinfected and maintained in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements. 
Isolation procedures are carried out in accordance with organisational policies and legislative requirements. 
Waste is disposed of in accordance with legislative requirements. 
Adequate levels of supplies are maintained. 
Condition of animals is regularly checked and abnormalities are reported to supervisor immediately. 
Appropriate housing, food, water and veterinary care are provided. 
Food, water and treatment regimes are provided in accordance with legislative requirements and/or veterinarian's instructions. 
Animals are handled in a safe, humane and ethical manner at all times. 
Appropriate records are maintained in accordance with organisational policies and procedures. 
Animals' temperaments are assessed pending discharge. 
Animals are prepared and discharged in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements. 
Documentation for discharges is prepared and legal requirements are met. 
Information about care of the animals is provided to the new owners and animals are discharged. 
Animals not discharged within a given period are prepared to be euthanased. 
Clerical duties are carried out in accordance with organisational policies and procedures. 

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