Coordinate milking operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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
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 AHCDRY301, 'Coordinate milking operations'.
Google Links
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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. Determine requirements for milking operations

1.1 Identify and clarify production requirements according to enterprise objectives

1.2 Identify and comply with requirements for the maintenance of milk quality

1.3 Determine and maintain resources and equipment requirements

1.4 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks and implement control measures

2. Determine milking procedures

2.1 Determine milking routines and procedures for milking operations, with consideration to the range of variable conditions

2.2 Check water supplies for availability and check and adjust milking equipment to ensure good operational condition

2.3 Implement milking procedures with minimum stress to livestock and maximum yield within reasonable timeframes

2.4 Rectify minor malfunctions of equipment or milking systems to manufacturer's specifications and report more complex repairs for specialist attention

3. Implement livestock health treatment program

3.1 Monitor livestock health and condition

3.2 Carry out livestock testing according to enterprise plan and seek advice from supervisors and experts for potential health issues

3.3 Carry out livestock health treatments during drying off with minimal stress and weight loss according to veterinary or expert advice

3.4 Implement hygiene practices to prevent cross-infection during milking operations

3.5 Take milk samples and label appropriately

3.6 Complete and maintain livestock health records

3.7 Carry out all livestock handling and husbandry in line with enterprise animal welfare policies

4. Coordinate and monitor milking operations

4.1 Monitor milking procedures for efficiency, effectiveness and compliance with relevant requirements

4.2 Monitor and maintain milk quality

4.3 Monitor costs to ensure operations are completed and maintained within budget

4.4 Clean work areas and equipment, and dispose of organic and non-organic waste in an environmentally responsible manner

4.5 Complete documentation and records accurately and promptly