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Unit of competency details

AHCLSK308 - Identify and draft livestock (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCLSK308A - Identify and draft livestockThis unit is equivalent to AHCLSK308A Identify and draft livestock 26/Jun/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 27/Jun/2016


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  14/Oct/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release Number

TP Version

Comments

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and draft or sort animals for sale, breeding or other enterprise requirements.

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety, animal welfare and biosecurity legislation and codes of practice and sustainability practices.

This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They complete routine activities and work in a range of known contexts.

All units of competency dealing with animals in the AHC Training Package have the requirements for animals to be handled humanely to minimise stress and discomfort.

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

Livestock (LSK)

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. Identify animals

1.1 Identify criteria for animal selection clarified from production and marketing information and supervisor or management instructions.

1.2 Implement procedures to control and sort livestock which comply with enterprise animal welfare and work health and safety policies

1.3 Identify and separate animals according to unit selection criteria

1.4 Apply identification devices safely and humanely

1.5 Identify hazards, assess risks and implement controls

1.6 Select and use suitable personal protective equipment

2. Assess and select animals

2.1 Assess animals to comply with industry and enterprise criteria and guidelines

2.2 Rank and select animals selected using performance records, weight, sex or other organisational criteria

2.3 Record and report selection

2.4 Observe accepted guidelines and industry norms for prescribed medication withholding periods when selecting animals

2.5 Complete and maintain records and documentation

2.6 Apply enterprise biosecurity policies where required

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Unit Mapping Information

This unit is equivalent to AHCLSK308A Identify and draft livestock

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release Number

TP Version

Comments

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Performance Evidence

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

  • identify work health and safety hazards and implement safe work practices
  • handle and draft livestock in line enterprise animal welfare practices
  • identify criteria for animal selection
  • control and sort livestock
  • select animals according to selection criteria
  • safely and humanely apply identification devices
  • appraise and grade animals
  • recognise livestock abnormalities
  • apply relevant work health and safety requirements
  • apply relevant biosecurity and animal welfare practices

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • handling techniques and restraint methods
  • animal movement and drafting
  • animal welfare principles
  • livestock behaviour relevant to drafting
  • selection criteria for breeding stock
  • livestock identification systems and devices
  • enterprise animal identification procedures
  • State and Territory work health and safety and animal welfare legislative and enterprise requirements.

Assessment Conditions

Competency is to be assessed in the work place or workplace and simulated environments that accurately reflect performance in a real workplace setting.

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72