Maintain the health and welfare of dogs

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 CSCDOG002, 'Maintain the health and welfare of dogs'.
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 describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Manage the health of dogs

1.1 Recognise basic symptoms of ill health in dogs.

1.2 Identify local authorities who can be consulted regarding the establishment or maintenance of the health of dogs.

1.3 Carry out a program of health maintenance to prevent common illnesses or parasites.

1.4 Carry out a treatment program for an ill or injured dog.

1.5 Undertake basic first aid for an ill or injured dog.

1.6 Maintain a basic first aid kit suitable for treating an ill or injured dog.

2. Manage the hygiene and welfare of dogs

2.1 Maintain kennels, training areas and dog transportation kennels according to animal health and welfare requirements or unit policy, standards and regulations.

2.2 Maintain the health, welfare and fitness of dogs in all operational and environmental conditions according to work unit policies and standards.

2.3 Maintain a healthy diet for dogs based upon individual animal’s requirements and unit policy and procedures.

2.4 Use humane training methods.

2.5 Use short, frequent training sessions suited to the individual dog’s level of training and ability to concentrate effectively.

2.6 Assess and recommend the need to retire or dispose of dogs according to unit policy, specialist advice and/or animal health and welfare standards.

3. Maintain records of health and welfare of dogs

3.1 Establish and maintain health and operation records for each dog according to unit policies, standards and requirements.

3.2 Keep records of decisions to retire or dispose of dogs.

3.3 Follow unit and organisational policies and procedures to record and report incidents that result in injuries to dogs.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CSCDOG002 appears in the following qualifications:

  • CSC40115 - Certificate IV in Correctional Practice