Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

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 ACMGAS301A, 'Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Follow animal health management practices

1.1. Personal health and hygiene standards are maintained in accordance with occupational health and safety (OHS) and organisation policies and procedures.

1.2. Animal diseases and their impact on animals and humans are identified.

1.3. Broad categories of parasitic infestations are identified.

1.4. Quarantine areas are prepared and maintained in accordance with quarantine protocols

1.5. Animals requiring quarantine are identified and isolated.

1.6. Quarantine records are maintained in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.

2. Monitor and maintain the physical wellbeing of animals

2.1. Different types of animal's anatomy and physiology are identified, compared and examined to determine physical appearance, particular body structures and observation recording requirements.

2.2. Indicators of animal health are regularly monitored and tested in accordance with organisation standard operating procedures and facility demarcation/quarantine requirements involving movement of animals within or between facilities.

2.3. The physical environment of animals is assessed for evidence of problems that may affect the physical wellbeing of animals

2.4. Animal activity monitoring and health information and records are maintained in accordance with organisation standard operating procedures.

3. Identify and report signs of ill health or injury in animals

3.1. Signs of illness or injury are recognised and reported to supervisor.

3.2. Abnormal animal behaviour and conditions are recognised and reported to supervisor.

3.3. Samples are collected correctly and recorded as directed in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.

3.4. Sick or injured animals are separated from other animals, as required, and cared for in accordance with supervisor or veterinary advice.

3.5. Animals that are ill or injured are handled in accordance with OHS and legislative requirements, relevant codes of practice and organisation policies and procedures.

4. Administer and record animal treatments

4.1. Authorised animal treatments are administered under supervision and dosages recorded in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.

4.2. Routine preventative health treatments are regularly monitored, administered and recorded in accordance with organisation standard operating procedures.

4.3. Appropriate storage of treatments is identified and used in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.

4.4. Records relating to animal health status, before and after treatment, and to the specific nature of treatment provided are completed in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.