Brood poultry

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 AHCPLY302, 'Brood poultry'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Brood poultry' 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


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for brooding

1.1 Confirm work to be undertaken from work program and management

1.2 Follow biosecurity procedures

1.3 Hold discussions with other workers who may be affected by the brooding operations to ensure smooth operation of enterprise production processes

1.4 Select, check and maintain tools and equipment

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

1.6 Select, use and maintain suitable personal protective equipment

2. Place hatchlings

2.1 Check shed and equipment has been set up correctly for placement of chickens and for brooding

2.2 Start heaters prior to chick placement to ensure brooding section is at required temperature for chick placement

2.3 Check feed, water and shed conditions are adequate

2.4 Check shed and litter are at required temperatures

2.5 Carry chick containers safely and gently remove chickens from boxes and place on litter, paper or matting

2.6 Check chick behaviour regularly after placement

2.7 Follow enterprise animal welfare policies

3. Carry out brooding operations

3.1 Observe chick behaviour regularly

3.2 Check temperature regularly and adjust according to chicks requirements

3.3 Pick up dead birds and dispose of carcases

3.4 Identify and remove sick, injured or unthrifty birds

3.5 Remove paper or matting at appropriate time

3.6 Extend brooding area as young birds grow

3.7 Check equipment, shed climate, litter condition and ventilation regularly, and adjust as necessary

3.8 Clean drinkers and equipment regularly

3.9 Remove wet litter and replace where appropriate

3.10 Adjust lighting program as chickens grow

3.11 Carry out black-out training where required

3.12 Monitor beak tipping at appropriate times

3.13 Monitor body weight regularly

3.14 Monitor feed and water intake

4. Complete cleaning, maintenance and administration activities

4.1 Dispose of waste in line with enterprise environmental policies

4.2 Clean, maintain and store tools, machinery and equipment appropriately

4.3 Clean and maintain work areas

4.4 Complete records promptly and accurately and report to management