Apply animal welfare and handling requirements

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 AMPA2006, 'Apply animal welfare and handling requirements'.
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. Identify and explain animal handling practices

1.1 Identify work instructions and work practices for the welfare and handling of animals

1.2 Identify the impact on the quality of meat of stressing and/or injuring animals

1.3 Identify defects in meat quality resulting from poor handling techniques of live animals

2. Identify and explain animal welfare requirements

2.1 Identify risks to animals being handled

2.2 Identify and explain workplace and regulatory requirements for handling animals humanely

2.3 Identify and explain relevant sections of the applicable Animal Welfare Standard and relevant legislation

3. Identify and explain workplace health and safety requirements for handling animals safely

3.1 Identify risks associated with handling animals

3.2 Identify workplace health and safety requirements associated with handling animals

4. Identify and explain livestock identification procedures

4.1 Identify individual animal identification procedures, where appropriate, according to workplace, WHS and regulatory requirements

4.2 Explain the purpose of individual mob and lot identification

4.3 Identify lots according to workplace requirements

4.4 Explain the consequences of incorrect lot identification

5. Identify and explain requirements for dealing with sick and injured stock

5.1 Explain workplace and regulatory requirements

5.2 Describe humane destruction (euthanasing) arrangements

6. Apply animal welfare and handling techniques

6.1 Handle animals in a way that complies with workplace requirements and minimises stress

6.2 Maintain flow of stock to meet processing requirements

6.3 Handle animals safely in accordance with workplace and WHS requirements

6.4 Handle sick and injured stock in accordance with workplace requirements