Supervise artificial breeding and/or embryo transfer programs

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 AHCAIS401A, 'Supervise artificial breeding and/or embryo transfer programs'.
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. Determine breeding method

1.1. Options for artificial breeding are reviewed to determine most suitable and affordable method according to breeding objectives.

1.2. Artificial breeding option is selected and matched to resources and breeding objectives so as to meet the enterprise's livestock management program.

1.3. Resource implications of breeding programs are identified, sourced and arranged.

1.4. Program schedules are prepared according to available resources.

1.5. Suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and clothing for breeding support staff and self according to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and enterprise requirements is made readily available.

2. Implement breeding method

2.1. Genetic material is obtained from reliable and legitimate sources.

2.2. Genetic material is received, checked and stored according to industry codes of practice, and to ensure maximum viability and program outcomes.

2.3. Where Artificial Insemination (AI) is the selected option, females are inseminated at the optimal stage of the oestrus cycle.

2.4. Where Embryo Transfer (ET) is the selected option for artificial breeding, checks are carried out to ensure intended recipients are prepared and correctly scheduled for ET according to confirmed pregnancy status, oestrus cycle, animal health and program schedule.

2.5. Where ET is the selected option for artificial breeding, hormone injections are provided to intended recipients at appropriate stages of transfer programs to maximise fertilisation and conception.

2.6. Where ET is the selected option for artificial breeding, transfers are conducted according to accepted industry practice.

3. Monitor and maintain program

3.1. Need for return to service of intended recipient is monitored through selected methods.

3.2. Appropriate arrangements are made for the care of sick and injured animals.

3.3. Adjustments in genetic material transfer practices are reviewed to enhance success of future programs.

3.4. Data on genetic material transfer programs is documented and maintained according to enterprise requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCAIS401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC40110 - Certificate IV in Agriculture