Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort

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 ACMCAS306A, 'Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Establish client requirements

1.1 Breed type grooming characteristics are identified.

1.2 Animal profile is established.

1.3 Animal condition is evaluated.

1.4 Owner's desired outcome is established.

2. Plan grooming routine

2.1 Risks associated with grooming nominated animals are determined and minimised in accordance with workplace health and safety and animal welfare requirements.

2.2 Time limitations, budget and available facilities are considered in preparing grooming plan.

2.3 Grooming plan is confirmed with supervisor based on animal and client needs.

2.4 Grooming equipment and supplies are prepared.

2.5 Order of grooming activities is determined.

3. Groom animals

3.1 Animals are restrained for grooming and monitored for signs of distress.

3.2 Grooming techniques used to address matted or knotted coat are implemented.

3.3 Grooming techniques to treat external parasites are implemented.

3.4 Coat is groomed.

3.5 Techniques used to clip or file nails are implemented.

4. Trim coat for animal comfort

4.1 Tools used for coat trimming are selected and prepared.

4.2 Risks associated with using coat trimming equipment are identified and minimised in accordance with workplace health and safety and animal welfare requirements.

4.3 Techniques used to trim coat to restore animal comfort are implemented.

4.4 Techniques used to remove hair from ears are justified and implemented.

5. Complete grooming and trimming procedures

5.1 Animal is housed safely and monitored until owners arrival.

5.2 Grooming equipment and area is cleaned and returned to storage, supplies audited and documented.

5.3 Waste material is collected and disposed of in accordance with environmental and legislative requirements.

5.4 Grooming services are documented for invoicing.

5.5 Animals are returned to owner, grooming plan is reviewed with supervisor and any follow-up requirements are discussed.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMCAS306A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM30410 - Certificate III in Companion Animal Services