Care for health and welfare of livestock

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 AHCLSK202, 'Care for health and welfare of livestock'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Care for health and welfare of livestock' 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. Prepare to work

1.1 Discuss work requirements with supervisor and seek clarification where necessary

1.2 Identify work health and safety risks and inform supervisor

1.3 Prepare and use suitable personal protective equipment

1.4 Select and prepare appropriate tools and equipment

2. Monitor and assess livestock health and welfare

2.1 Check livestock regularly to assess health and welfare

2.2 Recognise and report symptoms of injuries, ill health or abnormal behaviour

2.3 Handle livestock in line with enterprise animal welfare policies

3. Implement livestock health and welfare procedures

3.1 Follow quarantine and biosecurity procedures as instructed to minimise the risk of disease

3.2 Maintain thorough personal hygiene practices in all activities associated with handling livestock to reduce risks from diseases that are transmissible to humans

3.3 Treat sick and injured livestock or make arrangements to humanely destroy livestock if necessary

3.4 Recognise environmental implications associated with livestock husbandry practices and follow relevant procedures

3.5 Follow the regulations and codes of practice appropriate for the industry

3.6 Follow enterprise animal welfare emergency procedures where required

4. Administer drenches, vaccines and prescribed treatments to livestock

4.1 Prepare livestock treatment site and facilities

4.2 Prepare livestock treatments

4.3 Move, yard and control livestock and inspect for treatment requirements

4.4 Use safe work practices with regard to livestock handling

4.5 Administer treatment if required as instructed or under supervision

5. Monitor treated livestock and maintain records

5.1 Monitor livestock post-treatment for signs of treatment effectiveness

5.2 Recognise and report livestock health and condition abnormalities

5.3 Record disease incidence, livestock losses, and treatments

5.4 Report post-treatment information to the supervisor so that prevention strategies can be planned and implemented

6. Complete work

6.1 Dispose of treatment materials appropriately

6.2 Clean, maintain and store equipment, materials and facilities

6.3 Dispose of livestock residues and waste in an environmentally responsible manner