Handle working dogs in stock yards

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 AMPA2177, 'Handle working dogs in stock yards'.
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. Prepare yards and dogs for work

1.1 Identify workplace health and safety hazards in stock yards

1.2 Identify hazards to the welfare of working dogs in stock yards

1.3 Routinely check yards for animal welfare hazards, assess risks, and implement suitable controls

1.4 Select, use and maintain suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

1.5 Check dogs before and after work to ensure their condition and health are maintained

1.6 Identify and report unhealthy or injured dogs to foreman or manager

2. Muster and move livestock using working dogs

2.1 Identify and explain the relevant sections of applicable animal welfare standards and regulations

2.2 Use dogs suitable for the task for working livestock

2.3 Explain and demonstrate principles of low stress livestock handling

2.4 Follow workplace health and safety and workplace procedures for working with dogs and livestock

2.5 Check, muster and move livestock in holding pens, yards and laneways

3. Care for working dogs

3.1 Explain and follow workplace requirements for housing dogs

3.2 Explain workplace health and safety risks associated with working and handling dogs and follow workplace requirements

3.3 Explain and meet dietary requirements of working dogs

3.4 Clean and check kennels as a part of regular daily routines

3.5 Identify common working dog conditions