Care for and train working dogs

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 AHCLSK324A, 'Care for and train working dogs'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Care for and train working dogs' 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



1. Identify role and select working dog

1.1. Working dog requirements for the enterprise are identified and confirmed.

1.2. Suitable working dog breeders and bloodlines are researched and availability determined.

1.3. Dogs are inspected for suitability and selected to meet role and enterprise requirements.

2. Develop and implement training program

2.1. Basic commands are taught.

2.2. The dog is introduced to a small flock in a confined area.

2.3. The dog is asked to handle larger numbers in more open areas.

2.4. Specialist skills such as backing and forcing are taught.

2.5. Existing and potential animal handling hazards in the workplace are identified, risk assessed and controlled in line with enterprise requirements.

3. Maintain welfare of working dog

3.1. Health, condition and status are monitored and maintained.

3.2. Diet is provided to meet nutritional requirements in consideration of work/training program.

3.3. Preventative health treatments are arranged and administered.

3.4. Facilities and equipment needs are provided and maintained in line with animal welfare requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCLSK324A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC30110 - Certificate III in Agriculture
  • MTM20111 - Certificate II in Meat Processing (Abattoirs)