Care for health and welfare of outdoor pigs

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 AHCPRK205, 'Care for health and welfare of outdoor pigs'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Care for health and welfare of outdoor pigs' 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. Check and assess pig health and welfare

1.1 Check pig health and welfare regularly

1.2 Recognise and report signs of ill health, diseases, parasite infestations and physical abnormalities

1.3 Record pig health and welfare status

1.4 Seek immediate advice where signs indicate an unusual disease

2. Provide an optimal environment for pigs

2.1 Check outdoor housing conditions and record relevant information where appropriate

3. Establish and maintain hygiene

3.1 Use and maintain personal protective equipment, and follow work health and safety procedures

3.2 Follow biosecurity procedures

3.3 Follow personal hygiene practices

3.4 Clean work areas, machines and surfaces appropriately

3.5 Remove and dispose of all waste and debris appropriately in line with enterprise environmental policies

4. Administer medication to pigs

4.1 Store labelled vaccines, veterinary medicines and other chemicals appropriately as directed

4.2 Carry out routine disease or parasite prevention procedures

4.3 Measure and administer medication under supervision

4.5 Administer vaccines as required, and identify pigs that have been vaccinated

4.6 Complete required documentation and records for administration of vaccines, medicines and chemicals

5. Remove dead or non-viable pigs

5.1 Dispose of dead pigs appropriately

5.2 Recognise, report and carry out appropriate procedures for unhealthy or non-viable pigs

5.3 Provide post-mortem assistance where necessary

6. Report and complete records

6.1 Complete all required documentation and records of diseases, pig losses and treatments clearly, promptly and accurately

6.2 Report to enterprise where relevant so that prevention strategies can be planned and implemented