Maintain detector dog proficiency

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 PSPBORD304A, 'Maintain detector dog proficiency'.
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. Develop a plan for proficiency maintenance training

1.1 A detector dog's capability is assessed.

1.2 The needs of the dog/handler team are identified and assessed.

1.3 A tailored proficiency maintenance training plan is developed addressing the unique needs, strengths and weaknesses of the team.

1.4 The training is scheduled to meet priority needs within an agreed timeframe.

1.5 The training plan is regularly updated to reflect the changing needs of the team.

2. Implement proficiency maintenance training

2.1 Proficiency maintenance training is implemented in accordance with the schedule and available resources.

2.2 The dog's response to training is assessed immediately.

2.3 Training is modified as required to meet desired outcomes.

2.4 Custody, transport and utilisation of training aids is undertaken in accordance with legislation, policy and guidelines.

2.5 Training and other records are maintained in accordance with legislation, policy and guidelines.

3. Maintain dog/handler team performance

3.1 Performance standards for the detector dog team are identified and agreed with relevant personnel.

3.2 A plan for achieving team effectiveness is implemented.

3.3 The detector dog team's effectiveness is assessed against specific performance criteria.

3.4 Performance records are maintained for monitoring purposes in accordance with relevant legislation, policy and guidelines.

3.5 Team plans and working practices are reviewed and improvements are identified if required to achieve maximum performance.

4. Maintain dog's health and well-being

4.1 The detector dog's health is monitored on a regular and consistent basis.

4.2 The dog's needs and problems are identified and actions are taken to address them.

4.3 The detector dog is maintained at a high level of fitness.

4.4 Cleaning and maintenance of detector dog's quarters are undertaken/organised to the required standard.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPBORD304A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA32006 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Military Engineering)
  • PSP30204 - Certificate III in Government (Border Protection)