Apply principles of animal behaviour

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 ACMVET511A, 'Apply principles of animal behaviour'.
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. Promote responsible pet ownership

1.1 Basic animal needs are identified and related to behavioural patterns.

1.2 Clients are advised on the benefits of early socialisation and humane training methods.

1.3 A client education program for the benefit of pets, their owners and the wider community is developed and delivered in accordance with legislative requirements and clinic policies and procedures.

1.4 Client education program is reviewed in order to demonstrate learner engagement and continuous improvement.

1.5 Client advice on behavioural issues and legal responsibilities of pet ownership is provided in accordance with clinic policies and procedures.

2. Interpret animal behaviour

2.1 Patient histories are collected and a range of normal and abnormal behaviours in different species are identified.

2.2 A range of acceptable and unacceptable animal behaviours in different species are determined.

2.3 The physical and social environment of the patient is assessed.

2.4 Risks or hazards to patient, other animals, self, owner, staff and general public is assessed.

2.5 Identified behavioural issues are communicated to the veterinarian.

3. Facilitate behavioural consults

3.1 Appropriate action/s are co-ordinated to reduce risk in accordance with workplace health and safety requirements, clinic policies and procedures or as directed by veterinarian.

3.2 Nursing support for behavioural consultations is provided.

3.3 Appropriate behavioural advice is provided to clients as directed by veterinarian and in accordance with clinic policies and procedures.

3.4 Behavioural medications are prepared in accordance with legislative requirements, clinic policies and procedures, as prescribed and/or as directed by the veterinarian.

4. Provide after care for behavioural cases

4.1 Instructions for a range of animal behaviours are developed and delivered.

4.2 Grieving clients are supported and offered referral for counselling if required.

4.3 Appropriate follow-up procedures are co-ordinated in order to encourage client compliance and monitor patient progress.