Perform shed duties

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 AHCWOL311, 'Perform shed duties'.
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. Perform board duties

1.1 Remove stained wool, black wool, and contamination on the shearing board

1.2 Pick up belly wool and remove stained wool

1.3 Remove crutch wool and reposition the hind leg if necessary

1.4 Pick up fleece and throw or park and retrieve later if wool table is not clear

1.5 Monitor removal of wool and maintenance of the board and provide extra support when needed

1.6 Provide mentoring and demonstration of work skills to inexperienced board staff as required

1.7 Apply safe work practices at all times and use available safety equipment

1.8 Comply with enterprise animal welfare and biosecurity policies and procedures

2. Prepare wool

2.1 Sweep up locks and keep board and table locks separate where directed

2.2 Remove shanks and jowls if directed and place in correct bin

2.3 Remove pizzle stain from bellies and placed in stains line

2.4 Remove brisket wool if directed by the wool classer

2.5 Sweep crutchings clear of the board, remove stain and dags and place in correct bins

2.6 Carry lambs wool and prematurely shorn wools to the wool table using boards or paddles if required

2.7 Provide mentoring and support in wool handling to inexperienced staff as part of the work team role

3. Skirt fleeces

3.1 Seek information on wool classer requirements for mob

3.2 Remove fribs and sweats and place in appropriate bins

3.3 Remove short crutch wool and wiggings and place with locks

3.4 Remove wool carrying clumpy vegetable matter if directed by the wool classer

3.5 Seek feedback on accuracy of skirting and fleece to skirtings ratio

3.6 Remove fleece wool which is defective or lacks uniformity if directed by the wool classer

4. Maintain wool flow and minimise contamination risk

4.1 Sweep the immediate shearing area after each sheep is shorn

4.2 Sweep shearing boards, wool room, and area beneath the wool table as regularly as necessary during the shearing operation

4.3 Keep the shearing boards and the wool room free of potential contamination

4.4 Remove waste and place appropriately in full consideration of environmental implications

4.5 Minimise the risk of mixing wool between lines through regular sweeping and maintenance of bins, other containers and the wool area

4.6 Complete all tasks and cover contingencies through a professional, team-based approach

5. Carry out tasks to support the shearing operation

5.1 Observe the rate of shearing and estimate the frequency of refilling the catching pens and for mob cutout

5.2 Keep different mobs of sheep separate

5.3 Implement directions from the wool classer and provide feedback on sheep supply and wool flow

5.4 Empty all butts and bins and press wool

5.5 Store bales as directed

5.6 Sweep wool working area clean

5.7 Store equipment at the end of shearing

5.8 Wash board down and disinfect after shearing cutout