Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services

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Assessment Tool
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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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Competency Mapping Template
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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 ACMCAS307A, 'Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Assess bathing requirements

1.1 Breed type bathing needs are established with client.

1.2 Animal's coat length and condition, including condition of ears, eyes and toenails, are assessed in relation to its age and breed.

1.3 Animal condition is evaluated and reported to client.

1.4 Advice is provided to client, as required, regarding maintenance regimes for the animal's coat or condition.

2. Prepare and bathe animal

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

2.2 Bathing facilities and equipment are prepared.

2.3 Animal is restrained for bathing, as required, and monitored for signs of distress.

2.4 Animal is brushed prior to or after bathing in order to remove dead skin, knots and loose hair.

2.5 Appropriate water temperature, shampoos and supplementary treatments, including external parasite treatment, if required, are selected in accordance with client requirements and the animal's breed.

2.6 Animal is bathed, rinsed and dried using industry-recognised bathing techniques.

3 Complete bathing procedures

3.1 Animal is restrained safely and managed until owner's arrival.

3.2 Hydro-bath and associated equipment are cleaned and disinfected in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

3.3 Waste is disposed of in accordance with relevant legislative requirements.

3.4 Consumables and other equipment are checked and returned to storage, supplies audited and documented.

3.5 Bathing services provided are documented for invoicing.

3.6 Animals are returned to owner, bathing services reviewed and any follow-up requirements are discussed.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMCAS307A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM30410 - Certificate III in Companion Animal Services