Handle livestock using basic techniques

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 AHCLSK205, 'Handle livestock using basic techniques'.
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 handle livestock

1.1 Confirm work plan with supervisor

1.2 Identify, prepare and maintain livestock handling areas, gates and access routes

1.3 Select, check and prepare handling equipment for use and report missing equipment, malfunctions and need for maintenance as required

1.4 Recognise hazards in the workplace and report safety concerns

1.5 Select appropriate personal protective equipment and ensure correct fit

2. Handle livestock

2.1 Locate and identify livestock for handling

2.2 Observe and anticipate behavioural characteristics of livestock and use appropriate handling methods

2.3 Move livestock to designated handling areas and carry out procedures to control, draft and sort livestock with due care and in line with enterprise animal welfare policies

2.4 Carry out restraint procedures safely and with minimum stress and discomfort to livestock and in line with enterprise animal welfare policies

2.5 Monitor and anticipate continually livestock behaviour during moving and drafting processes to ensure wellbeing of livestock and safety of handlers

2.6 Conduct or tally livestock numbers or livestock count of groups/mobs and record or report as required

2.7 Recognise and report environmental implications associated with livestock production

3. Complete handling procedure

3.1 Confirm livestock dispersal plan with supervisor as required

3.2 Prepare gates and access routes for livestock departure

3.3 Move livestock to designated areas safely and with minimal stress

3.4 Ensure adequate clean water and feed at destination as required

3.5 Clean and maintain handling areas and equipment and store surplus materials

3.6 Report handling area maintenance requirements and equipment faults or malfunctions

3.7 Dispose of livestock residues and waste in accordance with environmental practices

3.8 Record and report relevant information