Develop feeding plans for a production system

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 AHCLSK401A, 'Develop feeding plans for a production system'.
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



1. Select ingredients for feed

1.1. Nutritional needs of livestock are identified from information available and class of livestock.

1.2. Nutritional advice is sourced from the appropriate industry or organisational sources.

1.3. Ingredients are selected that provide for the identified nutritional need of livestock.

1.4. Suppliers of ingredients are selected on the basis of quality and cost of feed.

1.5. Quantities of individual ingredients are determined from the production program, in conjunction with advice from other available information and expert/supplier advice.

2. Determine feed rations and schedules

2.1. Quantities of feeds required for livestock are determined from the production program, in conjunction with advice from other available information and expert advice.

2.2. The results of any available laboratory testing are taken into consideration when determining the quantities of each ingredient to be used.

2.3. Feeding is scheduled and responsibility for feeding allocated in line with the production program and other operations occurring within the shed.

2.4. Method(s) of providing feed to livestock is identified from production plan and confirmed with supplier of ingredients and other expert advice.

3. Supervise mixing and storage of feed

3.1. Secure and hygienic storage of feed and ingredients is organised to eliminate contamination and infestation.

3.2. Storage location is selected to ensure safe access.

3.3. Rotation of feedstocks and replacements are organised to arrive at the appropriate time to ensure optimum freshness.

3.4. Mixing of feed is organised to suit the needs of the livestock, the identified nutritional requirements and the equipment available within the organisation.

3.5. Medications are added to feeds according to enterprise procedures if required

3.6. Samples of feed are taken, packaged and labelled, and forwarded to the laboratory for testing according to the schedules described in the production program.

3.7. Calibration of measuring equipment and calculation of quantities is checked at regular intervals.

3.8. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified, risks assessed, and risk controls are implemented, monitored and reviewed for feed preparation and feeding operations.

4. Supervise feeding

4.1. Rations are supplied to the livestock according to the production program and schedules devised.

4.2. Potable water is available continuously to the livestock.

4.3. The health and wellbeing of the livestock is monitored and any reaction to a change in feed or schedules is noted and reported.

4.4. Any change in production levels as a direct result of changes to feed types, ingredients or schedules is monitored and reported.

4.5. Advice is given to operational staff during the feeding operation when requested, or when the need is observed.

4.6. All waste materials and substances are removed from the site and stored, or disposed of according to legislation and enterprise procedures.

4.7. Documentation is collated and stored according to the requirements of the organisation.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCLSK401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC40110 - Certificate IV in Agriculture
  • AHC40210 - Certificate IV in Poultry Production