Milk livestock

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 AHCDRY201A, 'Milk livestock'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Milk livestock' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for milking

1.1. Dairy sheds, yards and equipment are prepared for milking operations according to supervisor's instructions and industry requirements.

1.2. Teat sprays are prepared according to manufacturer's specifications and supervisor's instructions.

1.3. Livestock are moved and yarded in readiness for milking operations.

1.4. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified and safety concerns reported to the supervisor.

2. Carry out milking

2.1. Livestock are moved into position and checked and prepared for milking according to industry and hygiene standards.

2.2. Livestock unsuitable for milking are segregated and reported to the supervisor.

2.3. Milking is conducted hygienically and is monitored to prevent over-milking.

2.4. Unsuitable milk is identified and isolated from bulk supplies according to industry standards and the supervisor's direction.

2.5. Livestock health problems such as mastitis are identified and reported to the supervisor for treatment.

2.6. Livestock on heat are reported to the supervisor if required.

2.7. Safe workplace practices are observed according to OHS and enterprise requirements.

3. Complete milking operation

3.1. Livestock are safely moved and returned to paddocks without causing undue stress or injury to animal or handler.

3.2. Suitable detergents and cleaning supplies are selected according to the supervisor's instructions.

3.3. Basic cleaning procedures are carried out to maintain hygiene standards of dairy facilities according to OHS, industry and enterprise requirements.

3.4. Machinery and equipment malfunctions are identified and reported to the supervisor for repair or replacement.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCDRY201A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC20110 - Certificate II in Agriculture