Manage companion animal breeding

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 ACMCAS406A, 'Manage companion animal breeding'.
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. Assess breeding requirements

1.1. Breeding requirements are assessed and clarified according to organisational objectives.

1.2. Resources to support breeding requirements are identified and arranged.

1.3. Breeding options are selected to optimise results and consistency.

1.4. Breeding programs are formulated to meet organisation objectives.

1.5. Organisational procedures for breeding are developed in accordance with legislative requirements, industry standards and safe workplace and environmentally responsible practices.

2. Select animals for breeding

2.1. Animals for mating are selected in accordance with requirements of the breeding program, animal welfare regulations and ethical practice principles.

2.2. Examinations and tests are scheduled as required to confirm suitability of selected animals for breeding program.

2.3. Appropriate breeding systems are selected and applied in accordance with the breeding program requirements.

2.4. Appropriate mating methods are applied in accordance with the breeding program.

3. Monitor breeding programs

3.1. Breeding program strategies and procedures are communicated to staff and training provided as necessary.

3.2. Potential risks to animals during breeding, birth and early life procedures are identified and options for managing the risk are evaluated and preparations are made in case of emergencies.

3.3. Implementation of breeding programs is monitored for efficiency and effectiveness.

3.4. Changes necessary to achieve breeding aims are prioritised and implemented according to breeding program requirements.

4. Evaluate breeding programs

4.1. Breeding program processes and outcomes are reviewed and evaluated against organisation's objectives and breeding plans are updated as required.

4.2. Criteria used to select animals for breeding are assessed and updated to meet the requirements of the breeding programs.

4.3. Breeding records are maintained in accordance with industry standards and breeding program requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMCAS406A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM40310 - Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services