Carry out regular livestock observation

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AHCLSK204, 'Carry out regular livestock observation'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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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. Prepare to work with livestock

1.1 Discuss work to be undertaken with supervisor and seek clarification where necessary

1.2 Discuss tasks with other workers who may be affected to ensure continued smooth operation of the process

1.3 Select and check tools and equipment suitable for the work to be undertaken and maintain if necessary

1.4 Select, use and maintain suitable personal protective equipment in line with work health and safety policies

1.5 Identify hazards and report to supervisor

2. Carry out livestock checks

2.1 Check livestock for signs of illness, injuries and abnormalities and report to supervisor

2.2 Use safe handling techniques while handling livestock

2.3 Carry out all husbandry and handling activities in line with enterprise animal welfare policies

3. Deal with livestock emergencies

3.1 Follow enterprise biosecurity policies where required

3.2 Recognise common signs of livestock injury or life threatening conditions and report to supervisor

3.3 Use basic emergency and livestock first aid procedures until professional help arrives

3.4 Report serious cuts and abrasions to livestock to the supervisor or veterinarian

4. Provide veterinary procedure support

4.1 Treat cuts, abrasions and bruises under instruction from the veterinarian or supervisor

4.2 Examine animals for signs of distress, injury, illness and abnormal behaviours after completing procedures and report to supervisor

4.3 Apply appropriate treatment as instructed by a supervisor or veterinarian