Monitor pen condition and ration suitability

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 AHCLSK333, 'Monitor pen condition and ration suitability'.
Google Links
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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. Monitor ration and water levels

1.1 Source information on ration ingredients and composition from enterprise livestock production and/or feed plans

1.2 Assess ration levels, composition and consistency and identify potential production and health issues for different pens and classes of livestock

1.3 Identify strategies for removing wet, mouldy and fouled ration from bunks, and preventing livestock from access to unsuitable rations

1.4 Assess water quantity and quality to meet requirements of livestock

2. Inspect pen status and condition

2.1 Source information on pen group status from enterprise livestock production plan

2.2 Assess pen infrastructure, feed bunks, feed apron and water troughs together with animal feeding behaviour and identify performance and potential issues

2.3 Identify strategies to control leaking troughs, and prevent livestock from access to damaged pen or feeding areas

2.4 Assess pen surface conditions and behaviours of livestock in consideration of prevailing weather conditions

2.5 Identify strategies for adjusting stocking density, providing access to shade, modifying pen drainage, cleaning pen and modifying the ration

3. Assess manure condition

3.1 Assess manure consistency and colour as indicators of individual animal and herd health

3.2 Identify strategies for increasing roughage in ration, courser processing of grains and adjusting rations for sick animals

4. Check pen hygiene

4.1 Assess feed bunks, feed aprons and water troughs for fouling and unhygienic build-ups of waste

4.2 Identify strategies for resolving animal production and health issues, work health and safety concerns, and cleaning of pens to prevent odour and insect problems

5. Report and record incidents as required

5.1 Report incidents and problems to supervisor as required

5.2 Record and monitor effectiveness of strategies adopted