Monitor and maintain outdoor pig production

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 AHCPRK306, 'Monitor and maintain outdoor pig production'.
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. Prepare for work in the production area

1.1 Confirm work to be undertaken from work program where necessary, and clarify with supervisor if required

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

1.3 Select and use suitable personal protective equipment

1.4 Select, check and maintain tools and equipment suitable for the work to be undertaken

1.5 Communicate the personal protective equipment and other safety requirements to staff and contractors, and obtain confirmation of understanding

1.6 Monitor weather and carry out preparations or adjustments to work program as required

2. Coordinate work activities and monitor progress

2.1 Communicate the work required to staff and contractors clearly and unambiguously following the production plan and program

2.2 Meet work schedules, plans and priorities according to the needs of the organisation or situation

2.3 Ensure the allocation of work optimises resources and the existing competencies of staff

2.4 Communicate with operational staff and any contractors regularly to ensure smooth operation and progress

2.5 Provide feedback to staff and management on request, or as necessary

3. Monitor pig health

3.1 Observe pigs for signs of ill health, and record and report changes

3.2 Observe and monitor pig behaviour, and record and report abnormalities

3.3 Ensure that welfare and care needs of pigs are adequately provided

3.4 Ensure that pigs have access to clean and adequate water supply

3.5 Examine dead pigs for evidence of disease through post-mortem techniques in line with regulatory and industry standards and veterinary advice

3.6 Identify disease status of herd and request staff or veterinary assistance when required

3.7 Check components of biosecurity procedures for compliance

4. Monitor pig housing, sheds, shelters and infrastructure

4.1 Monitor outdoor pig housing, sheds or shelters for wear and tear, and carry out maintenance and repair as required

4.2 Monitor outdoor facilities and infrastructure such as fencing, feeders and drinkers, and carry out maintenance or repair as required

5. Monitor effluent and waste removal, storage and treatment

5.1 Remove manure and litter if required, and store or treat appropriately

5.2 Remove, store and treat liquid effluent appropriately and as required

5.3 Check that manure and effluent storage and treatment systems are operated according to the production program and manufacturer's instructions

5.4 Ensure that all waste and used consumables are removed from production site and disposed of in line with enterprise environmental policies

5.6 Ensure work, health and safety requirements are being observed and followed

6. Monitor and maintain production environment

6.1 Identify and monitor production environment components

6.2 Observe production environment for signs of deterioration, and record and report to management

6.3 Monitor nutrient, soil and water conditions of production environment, report and carry out maintenance as required

6.4 Coordinate or carry out maintenance of production environment as required.

7. Complete records and documentation

7.1 Collate information gathered throughout production operations

7.2 Document collated information where required, and prepare for reporting to supervisor or manager