Manage compliance in animal technology

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 ACMATE501A, 'Manage compliance in animal technology'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Manage animals in accordance with relevant codes of practice and legislative and institutional requirements

1.1. The use of animals in the institution's research programs is justified and written approval is sought from the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC).

1.2. Principles of the 3Rs (replacement, refinement and reduction) are applied.

1.3. The scope of interests and responsibilities of the institution, the individual working in animal technology and the community are identified.

1.4. Requirements outlined in the Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes are applied to daily animal care.

1.5. Reporting requirements to the AEC are clearly defined and followed.

1.6. The care and containment of experimental animals are followed to comply with AEC requirements.

2. Manage the euthanasia of research animals

2.1. Reasons for the decision to euthanase an animal are identified to comply with institutional policies and procedures, program approvals or protocols and legislative requirements.

2.2. Licences and permits required to conduct the euthanasia are obtained

2.3. Euthanasia procedures conducted by less experienced staff are monitored and assistance or support is provided where required.

2.4. The institution's standard operating procedures relating to euthanasia are regularly reviewed and suggestions for improvement are discussed with veterinarians and implemented.

2.5. The institution's standard operating procedures relating to euthanasia are communicated to staff, researchers and others.

3. Manage the negotiation of approval for non-standard laboratory practices and specific projects

3.1. Project and laboratory practices that require approval are identified.

3.2. Project and non-standard laboratory practices are justified in line with animal ethics and welfare guidelines.

3.3. Application for approval of non-standard project or laboratory practices is prepared and presented.

4. Manage the operation of and compliance with containment and exclusion procedures

4.1. Monitoring programs for containment and exclusion of organisms are developed and implemented.

4.2. Breaches of containment or exclusion reported by staff or others are acted on in accordance with the monitoring program and the institution's standard operating procedures.

4.3. The institution's standard operating procedures relating to containment and exclusion are regularly reviewed and suggestions for improvement are discussed with veterinarians.

4.4. The institution's standard operating procedures relating to containment and exclusion are communicated to staff, researchers and others.

5. Maintain records

5.1. Records relating to the management of breeding stock and research and teaching animals are maintained in accordance with requirements.

5.2. Records relating to containment and exclusion are maintained as required by the institution and relevant government authorities.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMATE501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM50110 - Diploma of Animal Technology