Administer medication to animals

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 RTE3712A, 'Administer medication to animals'.
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

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Prepare to administer medication


Work to be undertaken is interpreted from organisation work procedures or direct instructions, and confirmed with management.


Equipment for the work is selected, checked and hygienically cleaned where necessary.


Suitable personal protective equipment is selected, used and maintained.


Administer medicine


While handling the animal(s), OHS hazards are continually identified, risks assessed, and suitable controls are implemented.


Administration of medication in the treatment of infection, disease or injury is carried out in the full cognisance of relevant regulations, and veterinary drug legislative requirements


Medication use in the treatment of infection, disease or injury is in line with the recommended dose rate/limits.


Medication use in the treatment of infection, disease or injury is recorded and notified as required by regulations.


Complete administration activities


Details of medication administration are recorded accurately according to organisational practices and relevant regulations.


Syringes, needles and other veterinary medicine containers are placed in allocated disposal containers, with tips removed from needles prior to disposal.


Any observed irregular behaviours are reported to the manager or health professional so decisions on any necessary changes to treatments can be made.


All records made, kept and maintained are clear, accurate, and follow the guidelines laid down by the industry and the organisation.