Complete animal care hygiene routines

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 ACMGAS203A, 'Complete animal care hygiene routines'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Confirm workplace animal care routine schedules

1.1. Daily, weekly and periodical workplace routine schedules are identified and confirmed with supervisor.

1.2. Personal workplace responsibilities are clarified.

1.3. Workplace schedule and recording documents are collected and updated as required.

2. Check animals

2.1. Animals under personal responsibility during shift are clarified.

2.2. Animal status is verified via records or verbal reports.

2.3. Animals are counted and basic behaviour is noted at beginning of shift.

2.4. Changes in animal numbers, behaviour or condition are reported to supervisor.

2.5. Animals under personal responsibility are checked and status reported.

3. Maintain a clean workplace

3.1. Floors benches and other flat areas are cleaned in accordance with workplace protocols.

3.2. Animal housing areas are cleaned in accordance with workplace protocols.

3.3. Waste and soiled bedding is disposed of in accordance with workplace protocols.

3.4. Damage to housing and equipment is identified and reported.

3.5. Post-cleaning procedures are completed.

4. Complete hygiene practices for animals

4.1. Hygiene control methods for a range of animals are identified and practiced.

4.2. Basic animal hygiene inspection is performed and cleaning needs of nominated animals are identified.

4.3. Animals are bathed or cleaned under supervision.

4.4. Grooming techniques are determined in accordance with individual animal requirements.

4.5. Animals are groomed according to individual needs under supervision.

5. Complete post-hygiene care of animals

5.1. Animals are returned to housing.

5.2. Washing equipment is cleaned and stored.

5.3. Grooming tools are cleaned, checked and stored.

5.4. Damaged tools are reported to supervisor.

5.5. Supplies are audited and documented in accordance with workplace procedures.

5.6. Workplace documents are updated as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMGAS203A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM30410 - Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
  • ACM20110 - Certificate II in Animal Studies
  • ACM30110 - Certificate III in Animal Studies