Euthanase sick, injured or unwanted pound animals

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 ACMACR405A, 'Euthanase sick, injured or unwanted pound 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. Prepare to euthanase an animal under supervision

1.1. Animal intended for euthanasia is identified in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

1.2. Method selected for euthanasia is consistent with organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements.

1.3. Equipment and materials required for euthanasia are kept and prepared in accordance with organisational procedures and legislative requirements.

1.4. Appropriate human assistance for the procedure is determined and gathered.

1.5. Hazards associated with the euthanasia are identified in accordance with OHS procedures.

1.6. Licences and permits required to conduct euthanasia are reviewed with the supervisor and obtained as required.

2. Carry out euthanasia of an animal

2.1. Personal protective and safety equipment is used in accordance with OHS standards and statutory requirements.

2.2. Equipment is handled and transported safely at all times in accordance with statutory requirements and industry practices.

2.3. Animal is physically restrained in a way that minimises its pain and distress.

2.4. Euthanasia method is applied in accordance with the requirements of the task.

2.5. Euthanasia procedure is monitored to ensure that the animal's death is rapid and without complications or undue suffering.

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

3. Carry out euthanasia of an animal

3.1. Death of animal is confirmed.

3.2. Carcass, if required for research or post-mortem examination, is handled in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements.

3.3. Animal carcass and biological waste not required are disposed of in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements.

3.4. Animal carcass is handled and moved in accordance with OHS requirements.

3.5. Equipment and materials are disposed of or are decontaminated, cleaned and stored in accordance with standard operating procedures.

3.6. Records relating to the euthanased animal are updated in accordance with organisational requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMACR405A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM40110 - Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation