Carry out simple breeding procedures

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Select animals for breeding

1.1. Basic principles of genetics are identified and related to breeding program requirements.

1.2. Breeding program requirements are identified and clarified with supervisor.

1.3. Animals for mating are selected in accordance with the requirements of the breeding program, animal welfare regulations and ethical practice principles and approved by the supervisor.

1.4. Examination and tests are scheduled, as required, to confirm suitability of selected animals for breeding program.

1.5. Individual animals are monitored to determine the current stage of their reproductive cycle.

2. Implement breeding procedures

2.1. OHS risks associated with working with animals and breeding programs are identified and options for managing the risk are evaluated and preparations are made in case of emergency.

2.2. Animals selected for mating are placed in an appropriate environment.

2.3. Appropriate breeding systems are applied in accordance with the breeding program.

2.4. Appropriate mating methods are applied in accordance with the breeding program and supervisor's instructions.

2.5. Animals are monitored during and after the mating period to determine successful mating.

3. Monitor post-mating progress

3.1. Changes in behaviour and condition are observed and documented, where appropriate, in breeding females to determine possible pregnancy.

3.2. Examinations and tests are scheduled, if appropriate, to determine pregnancy.

3.3. Hatching or parturition dates are estimated and documented.

4. Prepare for and assist with birth or hatching

4.1. Suitable media are provided to assist with the birth or hatching.

4.2. Signs of hatching or parturition are identified and potential problems reported to supervisor.

4.3. Appropriate monitoring is provided to ensure the safe birth or hatching of young animals.

4.4. Offspring are identified, sexed, measured and results documented.

4.5. Mother and offspring are monitored to ensure appropriate bonding, feeding and activity behaviours are observed and problems are reported to supervisor.

5. Wean animals

5.1. Offspring diets are modified in preparation for weaning.

5.2. Vaccinations, other medications and permanent identification protocols are scheduled as required.

5.3. Weaning process is selected and implemented in accordance with workplace protocols.

5.4. Post-weaning management is carried out in accordance with the breeding program and the supervisor's instructions.

5.5. Breeding records are updated.

5.6. Breeding outcomes are assessed and updates are recommended to supervisor for inclusion in the workplace breeding plan.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMGAS304A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM30410 - Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
  • ACM30110 - Certificate III in Animal Studies
  • ACM30210 - Certificate III in Animal Technology
  • ACM50110 - Diploma of Animal Technology