Assess, purchase and transport calves

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 MTMP2008A, 'Assess, purchase and transport calves'.
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. Inspect calves available for collection from farms

1.1. Calves are checked to meet specifications for transport and slaughter.

1.2. Calves are checked to meet regulatory requirements.

1.3. Calves not suitable for transport or slaughter are identified and rejected, where necessary.

1.4. Reasons for rejecting calves are explained to farmers (where necessary).

2. Weigh and load young calves, where applicable

2.1. Calves are lifted safely and humanely onto scales.

2.2. Calves are loaded safely onto truck or trailer.

2.3. Weights are recorded.

2.4. Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) risks are identified and minimised when loading calves.

3. Prepare paperwork associated with purchase of young calves

3.1. National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) and National Vendor Declaration (NVD) requirements for calves to be transported are completed.

3.2. Paperwork is prepared in accordance with company and regulatory requirements.

4. Transport young calves

4.1. Collection trips are planned to meet company and regulatory requirements.

4.2. Calves are transported in accordance with company and regulatory requirements.

4.3. Calves are monitored in transport in accordance with company and regulatory requirements.

4.4. Appropriate action is taken to manage sick or injured calves.

5. Unload calves

5.1. Calves are unloaded safely and humanely according to company and regulatory requirements.

5.2. Required paperwork is completed and presented.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MTMP2008A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MTM20111 - Certificate II in Meat Processing (Abattoirs)