Undertake appointed animal control duties and responsibilities

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 LGAREGS404A, 'Undertake appointed animal control duties and responsibilities'.
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



1 Communicate with animal owners and the public about animal care and control issues

1.1 Enquiries about council policies on animal care and control are answered or referred to relevant personnel or authorities.

1.2 Complaints and notifications from the public are responded to in a timely and appropriate manner.

1.3 Council involvement in community education programs is undertaken efficiently and effectively.

2 Issue warnings and infringements to offending animal owners

2.1 Patrols are effective as a means of capturing offending animals and acting as a deterrent to owners.

2.2 Complaints are attended to, inspections are undertaken and advice is given in accordance with legislation and accepted practices.

2.3 Capture, impounding and release procedures are implemented according to legislation, council procedures and occupational health and safety policies.

2.4 Liaison with owners of animals regarding infringements is timely, empathetic and outlines factual and legal aspects of the offence.

3 Investigate dog attacks on persons and other animals

3.1 Offending dogs are impounded and warnings or infringement notices are directed to dog owners.

3.2 Disposal of dangerous animals as an alternative to capture is undertaken in a legal and humane manner.

3.3 Investigation of dog attacks on persons and other animals is undertaken to support possible court proceedings.

4 Undertake appropriate checks with other council personnel

4.1 Registration checks and issues are undertaken as appropriate.

4.2 Liaison with pound personnel or other council management regarding the release or destruction of impounded dogs or collection of pound or registration fees is in accordance with policy and legislation.

4.3 Accurate records of transactions are maintained.

5 Attend to appropriate court proceedings

5.1 Statements are taken in an appropriate manner to support proceedings.

5.2 Processes are served in accordance with legislation and policy.

5.3 Court attendance and evidence tendering are undertaken where necessary to prosecute offending animal owners.

5.4 Penalty notices are issued in accordance with findings of court or summary powers.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAREGS404A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA40504 - Certificate IV in Local Government (Regulatory Services)