Assist with conditioning animals

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Develop a conditioning plan

1.1. Range of desirable and undesirable behaviours is identified for specific animals.

1.2. Behaviour to be trained is identified in consultation with supervisor.

1.3. Appropriate positive reinforcement to be used for conditioning is identified.

1.4. A conditioned reinforcer is identified in consultation with the supervisor.

1.5. Conditioning plan is compiled in consultation with the supervisor and presented in accordance with occupational health and safety (OHS), animal welfare and organisation policies and procedures.

2. Condition a behaviour

2.1. A conditioned reinforcer is established with the animal under supervision.

2.2. Approximations are demonstrated under supervision, to condition animal.

2.3. Behaviour under stimulus control is demonstrated in accordance with animal welfare and ethics requirements.

2.4. Documentation of the behaviour being conditioned is recorded in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.

3. Monitor and review a conditioning plan

3.1. Conditioning plan's short and long-term objectives are reviewed regularly in consultation with the supervisor and other relevant personnel.

3.2. Plan is regularly updated in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMGAS306A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM30310 - Certificate III in Captive Animals
  • ACM40310 - Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services