Contribute to animal care through work activities

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AGFCMN201A, 'Contribute to animal care through work activities'.
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



Identify and plan appropriate animal care approach.

1. Workplace approach to working with animals is identified, understood and considered in relation to work activity.

2. Individual responsibility to the contribution of animal care is identified in relation to work activity.

3. Products, services, operations, customers and safe work practices relevant to work activity are researched and identified.

4. Appropriate capture and restraint requirements and equipment are identified where required.

5. Animal care strategy based on workplace requirements and individual responsibility is mapped out and applied to work activity.

Contribute to animal care using an appropriate mix of technical skills.

6. Food preparation equipment is organised according to task needs.

7. Common animal behaviours for the species are recognised and appropriate action is taken.

8. Animals are cared for and fed and watered according to animal welfare standards and health and safety procedures and standards.

9. Tools and equipment are identified and used appropriately.

10. Stock levels are accurately counted where appropriate.

11. Animals are groomed according to enterprise and animal welfare policy, if required.

Work with others and handle unexpected contingencies.

12. Requests that effect work activity and animal care are met courteously, clearly, professionally and efficiently.

13. Assistance with issues relating to animal care is sought from other staff when required and in a timely manner.

14. Key personnel are kept informed of progress of animal care activity and provided with clear explanations regarding issues in regards to animal care.

15. Physical and behavioural hazards from the environment and animalsare identified and reported.

Reflect on animal care procedures.

16. Personal performance in relation to working with animals is considered and analysed.

17. Possible improvements to personal contribution to working with animals are identified and applied to work activity.

18. Possible improvements to animal care procedures are considered and discussed with key personnel.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AGFCMN201A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AGF10107 - Certificate I in Agri-Food (Pathways)