Work in the animal care industry

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 ACMGAS201A, 'Work in the animal care industry'.
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. Contribute to a productive work environment

1.1. Information on working in the industry, including employment terms and conditions is collected and interpreted.

1.2. Personal work practices are performed to contribute positively to quality, productivity and effective relationships in the work environment.

1.3. Industry and workplace-specific management structures and lines of reporting are complied with.

1.4. Work schedule is followed in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

1.5. Job-specific work practices are performed to comply with the principles of ethical conduct, occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines, environmental processes and industry best practice.

1.6. The need for workplace confidentiality is understood and observed.

2. Recognise animals in the workplace

2.1. A range of animals commonly found in the workplace is identified in accordance with organisational requirements.

2.2. Animals are described using identifiable characteristics.

3. Use industry terminology

3.1. Industry terminology related to work personnel, equipment and work practices is interpreted and used in work activities

3.2. Language style, terminology and manner used are appropriate to those being communicated with.

4. Incorporate animal needs in conduct of work practices

4.1. Animal facilities and workplace protocols are evaluated in relation to animal needs.

4.2. Work routines are completed with consideration of animal health and wellbeing priorities.

4.3. Animal handling and interaction is conducted with consideration of the social and behavioural characteristics of animals.

4.4. Hygiene protocols are completed to ensure animal health.

4.5. Security protocols are completed to ensure animal safety.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMGAS201A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM20110 - Certificate II in Animal Studies