Train dogs for response and control

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 CSCDH406A, 'Train dogs for response and control'.
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



1Develop a plan for training.

1.1 Identify and assess the training needs of the dog/handler team.

1.2 Develop a training plan that addresses the unique needs, strengths and weaknesses of the team.

1.3 Schedule training program to meet priority needs within the organisation.

1.4 Review training plan to reflect the changing needs of the team and organisation.

2Train dogs.

2.1 Implement training program according to training plan timeframes.

2.2 Handle and control the dog in a way that maintains its performance and safety.

2.3 Use training equipment correctly and efficiently in accordance with legislation, policy and guidelines.

2.4 Assess the dog's response to training without delay.

3Use voice commands and hand signals.

3.1 Use clear voice commands, voice inflection and hand signals that are consistent and uniform throughout the organisation, to indicate the response activity required.

3.2 Gain the dog's attention before giving the required command.

4Use humane and positive training methods.

4.1 Use humane ways of training the dog that involve positive reinforcement methodologies.

4.2 Use positive rewards for correct responses that suit the dog's incentives to learn and respond.

4.3 Use appropriate degree of chastisement to discourage unwanted behaviour.

4.4 Train the dog frequently, giving regular opportunities for practising new or difficult skills.

5Record and report on the progress of dogs.

5.1 Complete accurate, up-to-date training records for each dog as required by the organisation and/or workplace.

5.2 Report on each dog's progress to appropriate people according to the requirements of the organisation and/or workplace.

6Develop and maintain own professional competence.

6.1 Undertake personal skill development.

6.2 Monitor and obtain feedbackon work performance.

6.3 Identify opportunities to use new skills in workplace activities.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CSCDH406A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CSC40107 - Certificate IV in Correctional Practice