Manage compliance in the companion animal industry

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 ACMCAS401A, 'Manage compliance in the companion animal industry'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Provide high-level advice on companion animals

1.1. Client and/or animal needs are assessed.

1.2. Advice on behaviour management for different species and breeds is provided as required.

1.3. Advice on special dietary requirements, including food and water, is provided to client as required.

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

2.1. Appropriate housing and equipment are provided in accordance with the physical, behavioural and social requirements and applied to animals kept on the premises.

2.2. Policies and procedures for animal management, security and environmentally sustainable work practices are developed, documented and promoted.

2.3. Appropriate nutritional strategies are developed, as required, for the range of animals kept on the premises.

2.4. Monitoring and care of young, sick or injured animals is arranged as required.

2.5. Effective waste management strategies are implemented in accordance with legislative requirements.

3. Provide advice on legislative requirements

3.1. Advice on local council and companion animal legislative requirements is provided as required.

3.2. Advice on relocation options and disposal of dead animals is provided to clients, as required, in accordance with legislative requirements.

3.3. Advice on companion animal agencies is provided as required.

3.4. Advice on transportation and quarantine requirements is provided as required.

4. Manage external relationships

4.1. Consultation is conducted and relationships with veterinarians are maintained.

4.2. Relationships with suppliers, relevant industry associations and other stakeholders are maintained.

5. Maintain records

5.1. Records of medication and treatments provided to animals are maintained.

5.2. Trading in animals that are subject to regulatory control is managed.

5.3. Reporting of illness, disease or death in animals is carried out in accordance with legislative requirements and industry standards.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMCAS401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM40310 - Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services