Supervise animal health 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 AHCLSK409, 'Supervise animal health 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. Monitor and assess animal health

1.1 Conduct regular observations to assess animals' health

1.2 Recognise and report symptoms of ill health and common diseases or parasite infestations

1.3 Carry out sampling and arrange testing for internal parasites or diseases where required

1.4 Refer unusual or suspected exotic disease outbreaks for veterinary advice in line with biosecurity legislation and enterprise policies

1.5 Report notifiable diseases and comply with all restrictions and treatment requirements

1.6 Record animal health status

1.7 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks and implement and monitor suitable controls

1.8 Select, use and maintain appropriate hygiene measures and suitable personal protective equipment (PPE)

1.9 Monitor and record animal welfare status in line with enterprise and legislative requirements

1.10 Dispose of deceased animals according to environmental policies

2. Implement preventative health strategies

2.1 Identify risks to animal health, and source strategies, from the production plan, relevant expert or specialist consultant where applicable

2.2 Develop and implement a vaccination program to control clostridial and other diseases

2.3 Identify livestock prone to internal parasite build up and plan out the timing of treatments

2.4 Implement or research pest and disease control strategies based around pasture spelling and rotations of different classes of livestock

2.5 Plan the health treatments for animals using an integrated approach

2.6 Use drenches, vaccines and other stock medications according to manufacturer instructions and comply with withholding periods

2.7 Rotate drench groups to minimise the risk of parasite resistance

3. Record and review the animal health program

3.1 Record all treatments and maintain an inventory of stock medicines

3.2 Record health issues and record the results of tissue, organ and blood samples if applicable

3.3 Use records of health tests and animal health treatments, including animal production records, to review the animal health plan