Implement animal health control programs

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 AHCLSK309, 'Implement animal health control programs'.
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. Assess animal health status and treatment options

1.1 Source information on animal health program from the livestock production plan

1.2 Assess animal health status and identify potential health issues for different mobs and classes of livestock

1.3 Identify prevention and treatment strategies to resolve health issues

1.4 Source information on parasite immunity to different classes of chemicals and plan for rotation of chemical groups

2. Prepare for treatment of animals

2.1 Identify animals affected by infection or parasites or requiring treatment under the animal health plan

2.2 Determine the severity of infection where applicable through approved testing methods or by seeking expert/veterinary advice

2.3 Determine the type and severity of infestation where applicable through faecal egg counts or other tests

2.4 Determine the need for treatment and the type and scope of treatment and prepare according to manufacturer's specifications or veterinary advice

2.5 Prepare equipment and materials and treatment site

2.6 Identify hazards, assess risks and implement control measures

2.7 Select and use personal protective equipment

3. Treat animals

3.1 Handle and restrain animals without causing harm or injury to animal or handler and in line with enterprise animal welfare policies

3.2 Administer treatment hygienically and consistently according to manufacturer's specifications or veterinary advice

3.3 Record withholding periods and other details of treatment

3.4 Identify treated animals to ensure withholding period (WHP) compliance and isolation from non-treated animals where required

3.5 Count animals out, prepare and move along a planned route without damage to person, property or environment

4. Complete treatment process

4.1 Monitor animal health and condition post-treatment and report abnormalities

4.2 Identify the environmental implications associated with the treatment of animals, assess and control appropriately

4.3 Clean equipment and worksite and dispose of waste, including animal residues

4.4 Store health treatments appropriately

4.5 Document relevant information

4.6 Apply enterprise biosecurity policies where required