Develop feeding plans for a production system

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 AHCLSK401, 'Develop feeding plans for a production system'.
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. Select ingredients for feed

1.1 Identify nutritional needs of livestock from information available and class of livestock

1.2 Source nutritional advice from the appropriate industry or organisational sources

1.3 Select ingredients that provide for the identified nutritional need of livestock

1.4 Select suppliers of ingredients on the basis of quality and cost of feed

1.5 Determine quantities of individual ingredients required, in conjunction with advice from other available information and expert/supplier advice

2. Determine feed rations and schedules

2.1 Determine quantities of total feeds required for livestock from the production program, in conjunction with advice from other available information and expert advice

2.2 Take into consideration the results of any available laboratory testing when determining the quantities of each ingredient used

2.3 Schedule feeding and allocate responsibility for feeding in line with the production program and other operations occurring within the site

2.4 Identify the method(s) of providing feed to livestock identified in the production plan and confirm with supplier of ingredients and other expert advice

3. Supervise mixing and storage of feed

3.1 Organise secure and hygienic storage of feed and ingredients to eliminate contamination and infestation

3.2 Select storage location to ensure safe access

3.3 Organise rotation of feedstocks and replacements to arrive at the appropriate time to ensure optimum freshness

3.4 Organise mixing of feed to suit the needs of the livestock, the identified nutritional requirements and the equipment available within the organisation

3.5 Add medications to feeds according to enterprise procedures if required

3.6 Take, package and label samples of feed and forward them to the laboratory for testing according to the schedules described in the production program

3.7 Check calibration of measuring equipment and calculation of quantities at regular intervals

3.8 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks, and implement, monitor and review risk controls for feed preparation and feeding operations

3.9 Comply with enterprise biosecurity policies

4. Supervise feeding

4.1 Supply rations to the livestock according to the production program and schedules devised

4.2 Make potable water available continuously to the livestock

4.3 Monitor the health and wellbeing of the livestock in line with enterprise requirements and animal welfare policies

4.4 Monitor and report any change in production levels as a direct result of changes to feed types, ingredients or schedules

4.5 Give advice to operational staff during the feeding operation when requested, or when the need is observed

4.6 Remove all waste materials and substances from the site and store, or disposed of, according to legislation, environmental policies and enterprise procedures

4.7 Collate and store documentation according to the requirements of the organisation