Catch and handle a range of quiet animals

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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
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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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 ACMGAS102A, 'Catch and handle a range of quiet animals'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify and describe animals

1.1. Points of external body parts and features of animals are identified by name and location.

1.2. Animals are described using common industry terminology.

1.3. Individual animals are identified and described using specific characteristics and descriptions.

2. Prepare to catch animals

2.1. OHS risks associated with catching animals are evaluated.

2.2. Signs of confident and relaxed behaviour are identified in animals.

2.3. Signs of fear and distress are identified in animals and reported.

2.4. Catching and handling equipment are identified and prepared for use.

3. Catch and move quiet animals

3.1. Behaviour signals are assessed prior to approaching animals.

3.2. Catching technique is selected for nominated animals.

3.3. Quiet animals are approached and caught.

3.4. Secured animals are moved to required location for treatment or inspection.

4. Assist in restraining or handling animals

4.1. Risks associated with handling animals during inspections and treatment are identified.

4.2. Approved basic handling methods are practised on quiet animals under supervision.

4.3. Assistance is provided during inspection and treatment of animals.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMGAS102A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM10110 - Certificate I in Animal Studies