Assess and impound animals

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ACMACR402A, 'Assess and impound animals'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Assess the situation

1.1. Situation is assessed to determine risk to self, bystanders, the public and target animal.

1.2. Safety of self, bystanders, the public and target animal is always maintained.

1.3. Organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements are followed at all times.

2. Seize animal

2.1. Appropriate equipment for seizure is selected.

2.2. Action is taken to reduce risk/hazard in seizing the animal.

2.3. Animal is seized using correct and humane animal handling techniques.

2.4. Safe work practices and occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements are followed in seizing animal.

2.5. Animal is assessed for injuries and health issues and basic first aid is applied to animal and/or self as required.

2.6. Organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements are followed.

3. Transport animal

3.1. Mode of transport is selected and prepared, and destination is determined appropriate to animal's requirements.

3.2. Restraints are prepared and maintained.

3.3. Animal is loaded and restrained humanely in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements.

3.4. Animal is transported to destination.

3.5. Animal is removed from transport restraints and unloaded safely and correctly at destination.

3.6. Animal is housed and fed at destination as required by legislative requirements.

3.7. Safe work practices and OHS requirements are followed in restraining and transporting animal.

3.8. Organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements are followed.

3.9. Appropriate records are kept and entered into relevant management systems as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMACR402A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM40110 - Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation