Perform a cross breed clip

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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
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Wiki Markup
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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 ACMGRM302A, 'Perform a cross breed clip'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine cross breed dog clipping requirements

1.1 Coat characteristics are evaluated.

1.2 Dog’s history and experience of clipping is investigated.

1.3 Client requirements are clarified.

1.4 Coat condition and impact on general health of dog are evaluated and reported to client to determine dog’s clipping needs.

1.5 Individual dog’s clipping needs are planned.

2. Use scissoring techniques on experienced dogs

2.1 Scissors are selected for different cross bred coat types and different body areas.

2.2 Scissors are prepared and maintained during use.

2.3 Safety risks when using scissors around dogs are identified and managed.

2.4 Scissors are used to trim coat on all body areas under supervision.

3. Select and use clipping equipment on experienced dogs

3.1 Clippers are prepared and maintained during clipping.

3.2 Safety risks when using clippers on dogs are identified and managed.

3.3 Clippers and blades are selected for different coats types.

3.4 Clippers and blades are selected to trim specific body areas.

3.5 Clippers are prepared and maintained during clipping.

3.6 Clippers are used to trim coat on all body parts under supervision.

4. Tidy a cross bred clip

4.1 Range of clip types for cross bred dogs are identified and evaluated.

4.2 Previous clip shape is determined.

4.3 Procedure to restore previous clip style is planned.

4.4 Previous clip style is restored using clippers and scissors.

4.5 Plucking or other techniques are used to complete cross bred clip.

5 Introduce trimming and clipping to nervous or inexperienced dogs

5.1 Dogs are assessed for potential behavioural problems related to previous negative clipping experiences.

5.2 Inexperienced dogs are conditioned to accept handling of body areas for clipping and trimming.

5.3 Techniques are practised to control or restrain nervous or distressed dogs during clipping and trimming.

5.4 Scissors are used to accustom dogs to the sensation of trimming.

5.5 Clippers are used to introduce dogs to the sensation of clipping.

6. Establish cross bred clips for a range of cross bred coat types under supervision

6.1 Clip type is selected according to coat type and individual dog’s requirements.

6.2 Dog is prepared for clipping.

6.3 Tools and equipment are selected and prepared for clipping different cross bred coat types.

6.4 Clip pattern is completed using scissors, clippers, hand plucking, as appropriate for a range of cross breed coat types and needs.

6.5 Dogs are re-assessed after their clip to ensure the clip meets client’s requirements.

6.6 Maintenance requirements for dog coat between clipping appointments are explained to client.

6.7 Records are updated.

6.8 Equipment is cleaned and maintained and waste disposed of using environmentally appropriate methods.