Conduct steward supervision of sample collection procedures

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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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 RGRSTD405A, 'Conduct steward supervision of sample collection procedures'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Inspect collection area.

1. Sampling area is assessed for cleanliness, safety and security .

2. Sampling area is assessed as suitable for human and animal comfort during collection process.

3. Alternative area that complies with requirements for collection is identified if required.

4. Monitors are checked for operation and accuracy of view, if provided.

Ensure sample collection is compliant with protocols.

5. Sample collection kits are counted and checked against laboratory distribution list.

6. Swab attendant's planned actions are reviewed for compliance with collection procedures and protocols for nominated laboratory or laboratories.

7. OHS and safe operating procedures are reviewed with swab attendant.

8. Procedures for dealing with collection incidents and non-compliance are reviewed with swab attendant.

9. Procedures for storing samples and security of sample area are reviewed with swab attendant and security staff.

Ensure samples are returned to laboratory.

10. Sample kits are counted and checked against laboratory distribution list.

11. Sampling area is checked for mislaid documentation or sample kit items.

12. Samples are stored to avoid deterioration prior to return to laboratory.

13. Incidents that occurred during collection process are recorded in stewards' report.

14. Samples are forwarded to laboratory according to racing protocols and procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RGRSTD405A appears in the following qualifications:

  • RGR40608 - Certificate IV in Racing Services (Steward)
  • RGR50308 - Diploma of Racing Services (Steward)