Unit of competency details

ACMGAS208 - Source information for animal care needs (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 29/Nov/2017

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ACMGAS208A - Source information for animal care needsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Element 3 removed and replaced with element on reading and locating animal identification information Assessment requirements revised 28/Nov/2017


Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050105 Animal Husbandry  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050105 Animal Husbandry  29/Nov/2017 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version released with ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to gather information on medications and services for animals, and relate these to individual animal requirements.

This unit applies to new entrants to the animal care and management industry where it may be necessary to investigate or clarify information on treatments, services or other animal care items for self, colleagues or clients. Individuals are not required to provide advice to clients at this level, but rather to develop the skills required to find information that is current, relevant, accurate and appropriate for the audience and activity needs from a range of credible services.

This unit applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. They undertake defined activities and work in a structured context.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Unit Sector

General Animal Studies (GAS)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Element 

Performance criteria 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Interpret product information

1.1 Identify classes of medication, treatment or product contents, and define general use

1.2 Identify and interpret safety precautions

1.3 Identify basic dose or simple application rates

1.4 Prepare dose or application for nominated animal as directed

2. Gather information on products and services

2.1 Identify and evaluate information sources for animal care products and services

2.2 Contact company advisors for specific information

2.3 Make inquiries about animal care services for a range of animal care needs

3. Read and locate animal identification information

3.1 Identify animal microchip or identification information

3.2 Access appropriate record database

3.3 Identify specific animal record

3.4 Cross-check animal record

4. Take an  animal history 

4.1 Document animal information and relay to relevant staff

4.2 Use effective listening and research skills  to verify information on animal

4.3 Complete animal history documentation

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential for performance in this unit of competency but are not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill 

Description 

Reading

  • Access and interpret product brochures and safety data sheets

Numeracy

  • Accurately measure dosages (number of tablets, measure in millilitres)
  • Accurately interpret decimal numbers to one decimal place (0.5)

Get the work done

  • Identify valid and current sources of information for research

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ACMGAS208 Source information for animal care needs

ACMGAS208A Source information for animal care needs

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Element 3 removed and replaced with element on reading and locating animal identification information

Assessment requirements revised

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b75f4b23-54c9-4cc9-a5db-d3502d154103

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version released with ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

An individual demonstrating competency must satisfy all of the elements and performance criteria in this unit.

There must be evidence that the individual has:

  • sourced information for the care of a minimum of two different animals (which may be of the same species), including on each occasion:
  • taken animal history
  • used research skills to verify animal identification information
  • obtained information about a product or service for a specific need on at least one occasion
  • interpreted product labels and basic dosage correctly on at least one occasion
  • identified sources that provide credible information on animal care products and services on at least one occasion.

Knowledge Evidence

An individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge required to perform the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes knowledge of:

  • types and sources of information available for treatments and other animal services, including:
  • industry associations
  • library resources
  • government registers
  • product brochures and safety data sheets (SDS)
  • supervisor and other workplace staff
  • validated internet sites
  • animal registry license in the relevant state or territory
  • types of information sourced for animal care, including:
  • dietary needs
  • health check-up frequency and procedures
  • animal housing
  • parasite control products
  • safety information found on labelling
  • common animal ailments and injuries.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment of skills must take place under the following conditions:

  • physical conditions:
  • a workplace, or an environment that accurately reflects a real workplace setting
  • resources, equipment and materials:
  • a range of animals or case study materials
  • equipment and resources typically available in an animal care setting
  • specifications:
  • access to current legislation and relevant codes of practice.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b75f4b23-54c9-4cc9-a5db-d3502d154103

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