Develop operational effectiveness of detector dog teams

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 PSPBORD405A, 'Develop operational effectiveness of detector dog teams'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify the development needs of the detector dog team

1.1 The level of operational readiness of each detector dog team is assessed in accordance with organisational standards.

1.2 The technical understanding and ability of each handler is assessed in accordance with organisational training standards.

1.3 The potential of each dog is assessed in accordance with organisational standards.

2. Coordinate the development of each detector dog team

2.1 Strategies for developing the team are identified.

2.2 A development plan for each team is prepared in conjunction with the handler.

2.3 Effective training and deployment techniques are adopted.

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

2.5 The team is provided with detailed feedback.

3. Monitor workflow

3.1 The workflow for each team is monitored in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

3.2 The team's workload is balanced against the demands of the workplace and the need for development and training.

4. Monitor outcomes

4.1 Detector dog team maintenance and development training is monitored and documented.

4.2 Detector dog team performance is regularly evaluated and documented.

4.3 Staff are involved in the identification of improvements to procedures and processes.

4.4 Continuous improvements are made to procedures, processes and outcomes.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPBORD405A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP40204 - Certificate IV in Government (Border Protection)