Respond to wildlife emergencies

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 RTD3125A, 'Respond to wildlife emergencies'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Respond to wildlife emergencies' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Evaluate wildlife emergency


Nature of emergency is investigated from eyewitnesses and/or inspection to determine what procedures should be implemented.


Assessment of the incident is made to identify key factors that may impact on an appropriate response.


State/Territory authorities are notified of incident according to enterprise guidelines.


Interim care of animals is implemented where appropriate and according to enterprise procedures pending instructions from authorities.


Appropriate staff are deployed in interim care for animals according to assessment of incident and enterprise guidelines.


Personnel assisting in interim care are appropriately equipped and briefed according to enterprise and legislative requirements.


Care instructions from authorities and/or veterinarians are implemented according to legislative and enterprise requirements.


Information is collected about the reported situation to determine response.


Informants are interviewed to obtain necessary details about the reported situations.


Implement response to emergency


Nature of emergency is investigated from eyewitnesses and/or inspection to determine what procedures should be implemented.


Communications to manage situation are established to enterprise policies and procedures.


Resources and personnel are transported to site to implement action to enterprise procedures.


Site procedures are established to legislative requirements, enterprise procedures and emergency plans to control risks to people, the environment and to property.


Live fauna are moved in accordance with legislative and enterprise procedures.


Dead fauna are removed from site and biological matter is disposed of in accordance with enterprise procedures and health and safety requirements.


Site is cleaned in accordance with enterprise procedures to maintain public and environmental health and safety.


Measures are implemented that minimise risk to significant places, area, habitats, species and communities.


Coordinate response


General public and media are informed of the nature of the incident and agency decisions in accordance with enterprise guidelines.


Volunteers are coordinated and deployed according to their skills and available personal protective equipment.


Volunteers and staff are briefed on occupational health and safety hazards, preventive measures and reporting requirements.


Physical barriers are established to keep public away from animals to minimise distress to it and to protect the public.


Media is managed until authorities provide instructions.


Media is utilised according to instructions and enterprise procedures.


Care for affected animals


Team(s) are allotted to animals according to incident assessment, care instructions and skills within teams.


Animal first aid is applied.


Role in wildlife operations team is performed according to the command structure and procedures of the management plan.


Animal is cared for using a range of skills and according to veterinary instructions and enterprise procedures.


Occupational health and safety procedures are followed according to legislative, management plan and enterprise requirements.


Determine management options


Veterinary advice is sought where appropriate and according to enterprise guidelines.


Biological and incident data on animals is collected according to enterprise procedures and scientific standards.


Management options are evaluated according to advice, condition of animal, risk assessment and according to enterprise guidelines.


Where required for scientific purposes and under enterprise procedures, released animals are humanely banded or tagged.


Selected management option is implemented according to enterprise guidelines, OHS requirements and risk assessment.


Equipment and staff required for return to wild or temporary captive management are sourced to enterprise procedures.


Remove carcass


Where necessary, inter-agency agreement is developed with local authority for removal of carcass.


Carcass is disposed of according to authority instructions.


Equipment and staff for disposal are sourced to enterprise procedures.


OHS requirements are met.


Complete debrief and report


Where applicable, incident management processes for debrief and wash-up are followed.


Report provided to management according to enterprise guidelines.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTD3125A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM30310 - Certificate III in Captive Animals