Assess, purchase and transport calves

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 AMPA2004, 'Assess, purchase and transport calves'.
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. Inspect calves available for collection from farms

1.1 Check calves to meet specifications for transport and slaughter

1.2 Check calves to meet regulatory requirements

1.3 Identify and reject calves not suitable for transport or slaughter, where necessary

1.4 Explain reasons for rejecting calves to farmers (where necessary)

2. Weigh and load young calves, where applicable

2.1 Lift calves safely and humanely onto scales

2.2 Load calves safely onto truck or trailer

2.3 Record weights

2.4 Identify and minimise workplace health and safety risks when loading calves

3. Prepare paperwork associated with purchase of young calves

3.1 Complete National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) and National Vendor Declaration (NVD) requirements for calves to be transported

3.2 Prepare paperwork in accordance with company and regulatory requirements

4. Transport young calves

4.1 Plan collection trips to meet company and regulatory requirements

4.2 Transport calves in accordance with company and regulatory requirements

4.3 Monitor calves in transport in accordance with company and regulatory requirements

4.4 Take appropriate action to manage sick or injured calves

5. Unload calves

5.1 Unload calves safely and humanely according to company and regulatory requirements

5.2 Complete and present required paperwork