Plan, implement and review wool harvesting and clip preparation

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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.
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Evidence Guide
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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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. Plan and implement wool harvesting and preparation operations

1.1 Consult the flock owner or manager about their requirements and inform them of any planning issues taking into account weather and environmental issues

1.2 Determine the order of mobs for wool harvesting and preparation

1.3 Determine staffing needs by negotiation with owner or manager according to clip type, enterprise requirements, legislative requirements, employment agreements and awards

1.4 Allocate staff duties and give staff directions where necessary

1.5 Arrange the shed equipment and materials in line with shearing plan, work health and safety requirements and the quality management system

1.6 Implement the wool harvesting and preparation plan and adjust as required

2. Implement plan and monitor work flows

2.1 Monitor sheep numbers, mob cut outs and shearing speeds to match wool preparation capacity

2.2 Supervise shed staff to maintain a clear board and ensure fleeces are thrown correctly

2.3 Direct shed staff to use appropriate skirting strategies and monitor fleece to skirting ratios

2.4 Direct staff to close off bins and lines for mob cut outs

2.5 Manage wool harvesting and preparation team to comply with quality management system requirements

2.6 Monitor compliance with enterprise and legislative requirements including work health and safety, animal welfare, biosecurity, industrial, and environmental practices

2.7 Manage staff performance and provide direction where necessary

3. Supervise wool pressing

3.1 Instruct presser on pressing strategies to reduce mixed bales while meeting code of practice requirements for uniformity in bales

3.2 Inform presser of order for pressing and procedures to minimize contamination

3.3 Monitor rate of build up in lines by consulting with wool presser

3.4 Monitor bale weights to ensure efficiencies are achieved for the grower without creating overweight bales

3.5 Brand bales appropriately

3.6 Monitor wool book to ensure it is up to date, accurate and legible

4. Provide feedback to grower on classing strategies, clip performance and wool harvesting and preparation operations

4.1 Review staff performance in clip preparation

4.2 Provide feedback on classing strategies, clip preparation in relation to mob characteristics, skirting ratios, bale weights and any workflow issues

4.3 Provide feedback on possible improvements to wool handling facilities

4.4 Report on equipment effectiveness and maintenance requirements

4.5 Explain lines made and bale details in relation to mob characteristics

4.6 Provide feedback on lotting advice

4.7 Complete wool clip documentation and present to owner or manager for signature