Manage milking shed routines

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 AHCDRY401, 'Manage milking shed routines'.
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. Manage routine maintenance

1.1 Plan maintenance schedules in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and industry standards

1.2 Implement programmed replacement of consumables in line with recorded usage and replacement schedule

1.3 Identify and replace worn or unsafe components

1.4 Identify and rectify milking equipment maintenance problems

1.5 Engage specialist services for non-routine service and repairs

2. Manage shed milking routines

2.1 Determine milking shed routines and schedules with available labour and resources

2.2 Allocate and communicate staff responsibilities

2.3 Establish and implement milk production recording procedures

2.4 Implement industry or supplier quality assurance practices and procedures in programmed shed routines

2.5 Implement enterprise work health and safety policies

2.6 Implement enterprise animal welfare policies

3. Manage unsuitable milk from at risk cows

3.1 Establish shed procedures for the identification of cow herd health problems

3.2 Isolate milk from at risk cows to maintain overall milk quality

3.3 Select and administer appropriate treatments according to veterinary or expert advice

3.4 Determine strategies for the isolation or drying off of at risk or mastitis affected cows in accordance with appropriate advice

4. Maintain enterprise practices for milk quality

4.1 Develop in shed hygiene routines according to industry best practice and standards

4.2 Implement hygiene procedures to prevent cross infection and teat or udder damage

4.3 Monitor milk quality to comply with specified supplier standards

4.4 Monitor milk cooling equipment and storage to maximise milk quality

4.5 Identify environmental impacts of milking operations, assess likely outcomes and take action to minimise adverse effects in line with enterprise environmental policies