Respond to wildlife emergencies

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 AHCFAU301, 'Respond to wildlife emergencies'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Respond to wildlife emergencies' 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


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Evaluate wildlife emergency

1.1 Investigate nature of emergency from eyewitness reports or own inspection

1.2 Make assessment of key factors that may impact on an appropriate response, including public and personal health and safety, animal care, biosecurity and environmental factors

1.3 Notify authorities of incident according to enterprise procedures

1.4 Implement interim care of animals pending instructions from authorities

1.5 Delegate appropriate staff to provide interim care for animals

1.6 Ensure personnel assisting in interim care are equipped and briefed

1.7 Implement care instructions provided by authorities or veterinarians

1.8 Collect information to determine further action

1.9 Interview informants to obtain details of the situation

2. Implement response to emergency

2.1 Establish communications necessary to manage situation

2.2 Transport resources and personnel to site

2.3 Establish site procedures and implement emergency plans according to legislative requirements and enterprise procedures

2.4 Move live fauna

2.5 Remove dead fauna from site and dispose of biological matter in accordance with enterprise procedures and health and safety requirements

2.6 Clean site in accordance with enterprise procedures to maintain public and environmental health and safety

2.7 Implement measures that minimise risk to significant places, area, habitats, species and communities

3. Coordinate response

3.1 Inform general public and media of the nature of the incident and agency decisions

3.2 Brief volunteers and staff on workplace health and safety hazards, preventive measures and reporting requirements

3.3 Coordinate and deploy volunteers according to their skills and available personal protective equipment

3.4 Establish physical barriers to keep public away from animals to minimise their distress and to protect the public

3.5 Manage media until authorities provide instructions

3.6 Use media according to enterprise procedures

4. Care for affected animals

4.1 Assign teams to animals according to incident assessment, care instructions and skills within teams

4.2 Apply animal first aid

4.3 Perform role in wildlife operations team according to the command structure and procedures of the management plan

4.4 Care for animals using a range of skills and according to veterinary instructions and enterprise procedures

5. Determine management options

5.1 Seek veterinary advice where appropriate

5.2 Collect biological and incident data on animals

5.3 Evaluate management options according to advice, condition of animal and risk assessment

5.4 Band or tag released animals where required for scientific purposes

5.5 Source equipment and staff for returning animal to wild or temporary captive management

6. Remove carcass

6.1 Develop inter-agency agreement with local authority for removal of carcases

6.2 Dispose of carcases according to authority instructions

6.3 Source equipment and staff for disposal

7. Complete debrief and report

7.1 Follow incident management processes for debrief and wash-up

7.2 Provide report to management to determine what procedures should be implemented