Plan, monitor and evaluate strategies to improve livestock through genetics

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 AHCLSK507, 'Plan, monitor and evaluate strategies to improve livestock through genetics'.
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. Determine breeding goals for the enterprise in relation to market specifications

1.1 Determine the breeding goals for the short term and the strategy to meet market specifications in the long term

1.2 Analyse the traits affecting profit in a livestock breeding enterprise to optimise production through an improved genetic breeding program

1.3 Assess the environment where the breeding enterprise is based and select a breed and breeding program to match that environment

1.4 Select a product specification suited to the breeding enterprise

2. Assess current performance of the breeding enterprise

2.1 Collect and analyse data on the traits currently used in the breeding enterprise

2.2 Collect and analyse data on current market performance, using feedback from processors and customers

3. Assess and select livestock for genetic improvement

3.1 Assess the current breeding herd for the genetic traits required for production and marketing

3.2 Analyse genetic information to select herd replacements from the breeding herd and before purchasing stock

3.3 Evaluate the costs and benefits of natural mating, Artificial Insemination (AI) and Embryo Transfer (ET) to achieve genetic improvement

4. Carry out a breeding program

4.1 Assess and improve the facilities on the property for drafting, inseminating and pregnancy testing

4.2 Develop and monitor procedures to be followed for work health and safety while implementing the animal-breeding program

4.3 Apply legal, veterinarian and welfare requirements

4.4 Apply practices to improve submission rates and conception rates of a breeding program

4.5 Assist genetic selection by the use of equipment to aid in data collection and analysis

4.6 Use new technology to collect feedback to improve production and market performance

5. Evaluate the breeding program against the breeding goals

5.1 Assess the compliance of the livestock to the market specifications by using electronic information including feedback sheets and test results

5.2 Assess the phenotype of the livestock produced against the breeding goals