Prepare stimulus aids for use with dogs

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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.
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 CSCDH403A, 'Prepare stimulus aids for use with dogs'.
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



1Identify and procure appropriate materials to use for making stimulus aids.

1.1 Identify the types of odours that can be used for training and working dogs.

1.2 Source suitable resources to prepare stimulus aids.

1.3 Ensure that the target odour is fresh and capable of producing maximum detectable scents.

2Prepare stimulus aids.

2.1 Prepare stimulus aids according to organisational policies and procedures.

2.2 Wear a variety of odour-free plastic or rubber gloves at all times when preparing stimulus aids.

2.3 Use methods of preparing stimulus aids that prevent cross-contamination of odours.

2.4 Ensure areas where stimulus aids are produced and stored are kept spotlessly clean and free from cross-contamination from other odours.

2.5 Use varying amounts of target odour according to the experience level of the dog and the situation or purpose of the training exercise.

2.6 Identify factors that may affect the preparation and use of stimulus aids.

3Clean area after preparation of stimulus aids.

3.1 Use odour-free detergents with hot or cold water to thoroughly clean all surfaces and implements used for the preparation of stimulus aids.

4Clean materials used in exercise.

4.1 Break down all reusable materials used in the construction of stimulus aids and clean them thoroughly.

4.2 Dry materials and store them for re-use away from sources of cross-contamination.

5Complete records for the organisation.

5.1 Complete the records of materials used to prepare stimulus aids as required by the administrative requirements of the organisation and the workplace.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CSCDH403A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CSC40107 - Certificate IV in Correctional Practice