Work within a captive animal facility

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 ACMCAN301A, 'Work within a captive animal facility'.
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. Work effectively within a captive animal facility

1.1. The function and structure of the facility, including its commitment to conservation, is determined.

1.2. The role of the facility is identified within the context of relevant legislative requirements and regional and international agreements.

1.3. Roles and relationships between departments and/or individuals are determined.

1.4. Relationships with otherbodies and agencies are identified.

1.5. Daily routines are completed in accordance with occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements and environmentally sensitive work practices.

2. Comply with captive animal interaction policies and procedures

2.1. Risks associated with interacting with captive animals are identified and evaluated.

2.2. Animal interaction policies and procedures are interpreted and importance of compliance with personal roles and responsibilities are detailed.

2.3. Procedures used to enter and leave animal enclosures are described and demonstrated.

2.4. Escaped animal procedures are described and practised.

2.5. Negative animal interaction incident procedures are practised in accordance with OHS hazard identification and risk control procedures.

3. Identify and handle animals humanely

3.1. Common and scientific names are used in accordance with facility requirements to identify animals.

3.2. Distinguishing characteristics are used to identify specific animals within a group or section.

3.3. Animals are handled humanely and in accordance with animal welfare considerations, relevant codes of practice and other legislative requirements.

3.4. Assistance is provided with the application of identification techniques in accordance with OHS requirements.

4. Communicate effectively

4.1. Communication is conducted and documented in accordance with organisation requirements.

4.2. Records are kept in accordance with organisation policies and procedures and approved animal keeping information systems and software.

4.3. Records are maintained and stored in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMCAN301A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM30310 - Certificate III in Captive Animals
  • ACM40210 - Certificate IV in Captive Animals