Manage milking shed routines

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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 AHCDRY401A, 'Manage milking shed routines'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Manage routine maintenance

1.1. Maintenance schedules are planned in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and industry minimum standards.

1.2. The programmed replacement of consumables is implemented in line with recorded usage and replacement schedule.

1.3. Worn or unsafe components are identified and replaced as required.

1.4. Milking equipment maintenance problems are identified, and strategies for their rectification are implemented.

1.5. Specialised services are engaged for non-routine service and repairs.

2. Manage shed milking routines

2.1. Milking shed routines and schedules are determined in line with available labour and resources.

2.2. Staff responsibilities are allocated and communicated to maximise labour efficiency and ensure safe systems of work within the milking shed.

2.3. Milk production recording procedures are established and implemented.

2.4. Industry or supplier quality assurance practices and procedures are utilised in programmed shed routines.

3. Manage procedures for handling cows unsuitable for milking

3.1. Shed procedures for the identification of cow herd health problems are established in line with industry guidelines.

3.2. Milk from at risk cows is isolated to maintain overall milk quality.

3.3. Appropriate treatments are selected and implemented according to veterinary advice.

3.4. Strategies for the isolation or drying off of at risk or mastitis infected cows are determined in consultation with appropriate specialist advice.

4. Maintain milk quality practice

4.1. In shed hygiene routines are determined according to standards for industry best practice.

4.2. Hygiene procedures are implemented to minimise cross infection and teat or udder damage.

4.3. Milk quality is constantly monitored to comply with specified supplier standards.

4.4. Milk cooling equipment and storage is regularly monitored to maximise milk quality.

4.5. Environmental implications of milking operations are identified and actions are put in place to minimise adverse effects.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCDRY401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC40110 - Certificate IV in Agriculture