Apply animal trapping techniques

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 AHCPMG307, 'Apply animal trapping techniques'.
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. Prepare for trapping

1.1 Identify purpose of animal capture and set objectives

1.2 Confirm the location and size of the area designated for trapping activities

1.3 Confirm target animal movement patterns, behaviour and lifecycles to determine trapping location and placement of equipment and appropriate timing of trapping activity

1.4 Identify potential non-target animals

1.5 Estimate time required to complete trapping

1.6 Identify and check vehicles, materials and equipment required for trapping

1.7 Select appropriate traps for target animal and the environment

1.8 Clean, maintain and prepare trapping equipment

1.9 Identify hazards associated with trapping and select appropriate personal protective equipment

1.10 Identify and manage environmental risks associated with trapping animals

1.11 Obtain relevant permissions to enter property

1.12 Determine precautions for minimising trapping of non-target animals

2. Place and set traps

2.1 Undertake site surveillance prior to setting traps

2.2 Select and prepare site to maximise opportunity for trapping target animals and minimise the chance of trapping non-target animals

2.3 Position, set and calibrate trapping equipment and check it for strength and security

2.4 Apply lures, decoys, baits or toxins as necessary

2.5 Camouflage traps as required

2.6 Apply precautions to prevent trapping of non-target animals

2.7 Set traps in accordance with legislative requirements and animal welfare codes of practice

3. Check and remove traps

3.1 Inspect traps at the required frequency

3.2 Identify trapped animals then release, humanely destroy or prepare for transport as required

3.3 Handle captured animals humanely and in accordance with animal welfare codes of practice

3.4 Transport animals from site, when required, in a safe and appropriate manner

3.5 Observe work health and safety procedures and public safety requirements prior to and during trapping activities

3.6 Release trap mechanism safely and remove trap

3.7 Restore trap-site to its prior condition

4. Record data

4.1 Use Global Positioning System (GPS) loggers

4.2 Use appropriate data sheets or other recording instruments to record details of trap sets and lures as well as target and non-target capture

5. Clean and store equipment and material

5.1 Clean and store carcases for research or other purposes

5.2 Clean and store equipment and materials to workplace standards to minimise biosecurity risks

5.3 Record target and non-target kills

6. Report completion of work

6.1 Report results of trapping activities, including any incidents with animals