Identify and respond to animal behaviour

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 ACMACR403A, 'Identify and respond to animal behaviour'.
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. Recognise and identify animal

1.1. Animal is identified by breed, type and group, according to identifiable characteristics.

1.2. Information and equipment for use in identification activity are determined and located.

1.3. Animal is recognised by common name.

1.4. Brief description, including unique features of the animal is documented.

1.5. Assistance from supervisors and/or peers is sought when necessary.

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

2. Identify animal behaviour

2.1. Animal and its body language are observed and interpreted.

2.2. Temperament, traits, health and wellbeing of animal are identified and documented.

2.3. Physical and social environment of animal are assessed.

2.4. Behaviour of animal is determined.

2.5. Assistance from supervisors and/or peers is sought when necessary.

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

3. Assess and respond to animal behaviour

3.1. Risks or hazards to the public, self, bystanders and the target animal are assessed.

3.2. Constructive solutions to animal behaviour are offered to owner when appropriate.

3.3. Referral to specialists is offered to owner when appropriate.

3.4. Statutory response to animal behaviour is actioned when appropriate.

3.5. Assistance from supervisors and/or peers is sought when necessary.

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMACR403A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM40110 - Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation