Coordinate milking operations

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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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 AHCDRY301A, 'Coordinate milking operations'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine requirements

1.1. Production requirements are identified and clarified according to enterprise objectives.

1.2. Requirements for the maintenance of milk quality are identified and complied with according to industry standards.

1.3. Resources and equipment requirements are determined and maintained according to enterprise budgetary constrains.

2. Determine milking procedures

2.1. Milking schedules and milking policy is determined according to enterprise requirements.

2.2. Water supplies are checked for availability, and milking equipment is checked and adjusted, as required, to ensure correct operating order.

2.3. Milking procedures are implemented under a range of conditions, with minimum stress to livestock and maximum yield within reasonable timeframes.

2.4. Minor malfunctions of equipment or milking systems are rectified to manufacturer's specifications, and more complex repairs are reported for specialist attention.

2.5. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards for milking are identified, risks assessed and risk controls are implemented.

3. Implement livestock health treatment program

3.1. Livestock health and condition is monitored according to health strategy and enterprise requirements.

3.2. Livestock testing is carried out according to health strategy and remedial action is taken, as required, according to veterinary guidelines and enterprise requirements.

3.3. Livestock health treatments during drying off are carried out as directed with minimal stress and weight loss according to veterinary guidelines and enterprise requirements.

3.4. Handling practices are implemented to prevent cross-infection during milking operations according to enterprise requirements.

3.5. Milk samples are taken in accordance with industry standards and guidelines and labelled correctly.

3.6. Livestock health records are accurately maintained according to industry standards and enterprise requirements.

4. Coordinate and monitor milking operations

4.1. Milking procedures are monitored for efficiency, effectiveness and compliance with enterprise requirements.

4.2. Milk quality is monitored and maintained according to industry standards and enterprise requirements.

4.3. Costs are monitored to ensure operations are completed and maintained within budget.

4.4. Work areas and equipment are cleaned to industry standards and waste disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.

4.5. Relevant data is documented for analysis and effecting planning management.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCDRY301A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC30210 - Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)