Carry out pound procedures

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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ACMACR406A, 'Carry out pound procedures'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Receive animals

1.1. Animals are received at pound.

1.2. Information on animals is gathered and documented in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements.

1.3. Information on animals is transferred to organisational management/recordkeeping system.

1.4. Animals' temperament, health and condition are assessed.

1.5. Where possible, owners are contacted and effort is made to reunite animals with owners.

2. Maintain pound hygiene

2.1. Pound facility is cleaned and disinfected in accordance with organisational policies and procedures, including occupational health and safety (OHS) procedures.

2.2. Animals are temporarily removed from housing whilst it is cleaned.

2.3. Animals are cleaned and returned to housing.

2.4. All walkways, floors, fixtures and structures are cleaned, disinfected and maintained in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements.

2.5. Isolation procedures are carried out in accordance with organisational policies and legislative requirements.

2.6. Waste is disposed of in accordance with legislative requirements.

2.7. Adequate levels of supplies are maintained.

3. Provide appropriate care for animals

3.1. Condition of animals is regularly checked and abnormalities are reported to supervisor immediately.

3.2. Appropriate housing, food, water and veterinary care are provided.

3.3. Food, water and treatment regimes are provided in accordance with legislative requirements and/or veterinarian's instructions.

3.4. Animals are handled in a safe, humane and ethical manner at all times.

3.5. Appropriate records are maintained in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

4. Discharge animals

4.1. Animals' temperaments are assessed pending discharge.

4.2. Animals are prepared and discharged in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements.

4.3. Documentation for discharges is prepared and legal requirements are met.

4.4. Information about care of the animals is provided to the new owners and animals are discharged.

4.5. Animals not discharged within a given period are prepared to be euthanased.

4.6. Clerical duties are carried out in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMACR406A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM40110 - Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation