Provide enrichment for animals

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 ACMGAS302A, 'Provide enrichment for animals'.
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. Observe and record animal behaviour

1.1. Behaviour of individual animals and groups of animals is observed and recorded in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.

1.2. Observed behaviour is compared with known normal behavioural patterns for a range of species.

1.3. Strategies to encourage natural behaviour are identified and implemented.

1.4. Signs of stress are recognised, recorded and possible stressors are determined.

1.5. Abnormal behaviour indicating less than optimum physical and behavioural wellbeing is reported to supervisor.

2. Assist with managing undesirable animal behaviour

2.1. Participation in the development and implementation of a long-term strategy to manage undesirable behaviour is undertaken.

2.2. Short-term management of animals exhibiting undesirable behaviour is conducted.

2.3. Animal welfare and occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements are complied with during behavioural management processes.

3. Implement enrichment programs

3.1. Physical, social and food-related enrichment strategies appropriate to the species are determined, applied and evaluated in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.

3.2. Adverse consequences to an enrichment strategy are researched and assessed.

3.3. Used enrichment items are cleaned, decontaminated, disposed of or replaced according to organisation policies and procedures.

3.4. Responses to implementation of enrichment strategy are documented and reported.

3.5. Enrichment program modification suggestions are reviewed in consultation with supervisor, implemented, where appropriate, and documented.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMGAS302A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM30310 - Certificate III in Captive Animals
  • ACM30410 - Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
  • ACM30110 - Certificate III in Animal Studies
  • ACM30210 - Certificate III in Animal Technology
  • ACM40210 - Certificate IV in Captive Animals
  • ACM50110 - Diploma of Animal Technology