Contribute to animal care through work activities

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 AHCCMN201, 'Contribute to animal care through work activities'.
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


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Identify and plan appropriate animal care approach

1.1 Identify workplace approach to working with animals, and describe in relation to work activity

1.2 Identify individual responsibilities in contributing to animal care

1.3 Identify workplace products, services, operations and customers

1.4 Identify safe work practices relevant to work activity

1.5 Identify appropriate capture and restraint requirements and equipment, where required

1.6 Map out animal care strategy based on workplace requirements and individual responsibility, and apply to work activity

2. Contribute to animal care using a mix of technical skills

2.1 Organise food preparation equipment according to task needs

2.2 Recognise common animal behaviours for the species and take appropriate action

2.3 Care for animals and feed and water according to animal welfare standards and health and safety procedures and standards

2.4 Identify tools and equipment and use safely and according to enterprise requirements

2.5 Accurately count stock levels as required

2.6 Groom animals according to enterprise and animal welfare policy as required

3. Work with others and handle unexpected contingencies

3.1 Respond to requests that effect work activity and animal care courteously, clearly, professionally and efficiently

3.2 Seek assistance with issues relating to animal care from other staff when required and in a timely manner

3.3 Keep key personnel informed of progress of animal care activity and provide clear explanations regarding issues in regards to animal care

3.4 Identify and report on physical and behavioural hazards

4. Reflect on animal care procedures

4.1 Reflect on personal performance in relation to working with animals and discuss possible improvements with supervisor

4.2 Apply improvements to work practice

4.3 Identify possible improvements to animal care procedures and discuss with key personnel