Unit of competency details

PSPBDR003 - Deploy detector dog (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/Mar/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PSPBORD303A - Deploy detector dogUnit code updated. Content and formatting updated to comply with the new standards. All PC transitioned from passive to active voice. Assessment Requirements created drawing upon specified assessment information from superseded unit. 06/Mar/2016


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 099905 Security Services  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 099905 Security Services  09/Aug/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comments

1

This unit was released in PSP Public Sector Training Package release 1.0 and meets the Standards for Training Packages.

This unit supersedes and is equivalent to PSPBORD303A Deploy detector dog.

  • Unit code updated
  • Content and formatting updated to comply with the new standards
  • All PC transitioned from passive to active voice

Application

This unit describes the skills required to use and deploy a detector dog. It includes selecting and applying a search methodology, deploying the detector dog, conducting follow up search activities, maintaining records, gathering and reporting information, and receiving and acting upon feedback.

This unit applies to those working with canine detector teams conducting and administering searches.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would work as part of a team, performing routine tasks in a range of contexts.

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

Competency Field

Border protection

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

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. Select and apply a search methodology 

1.1 Choose an approach that maximises the potential outcome of the search.

1.2 Identify likely risks.

1.3 Identify the most appropriate method for deploying the dog, taking into account the task and situation.

2. Deploy the detector dog 

2.1 Deploy the detector dog in accordance with planned search methodology.

2.2 Manage risks in accordance with risk management policies and guidelines.

3. Conduct follow up search activities 

3.1 Identify and manage ongoing risks to achieve identified outcomes.

3.2 Question persons of interest.

4. Maintain records 

4.1 Collect, collate and exchange information relating to searches with other personnel.

4.2 Maintain contemporaneous notes.

4.3 Complete documentation accurately and in a timeframe that meets legislative and organisational requirements.

5. Gather and report information 

5.1 Use initiative to identify possible information.

5.2 Record relevant information accurately.

5.3 Report information to relevant personnel accurately.

6. Receive and act upon feedback 

6.1 Seek feedback on search processes.

6.2 Improve processes and approach based upon assessment of feedback received.

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills are embedded within the elements and performance criteria of this unit.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit supersedes and is equivalent to PSPBORD303A Deploy detector dog.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comments

1

These Assessment Requirements were released in PSP Public Sector Training Package release 1.0 and meet the Standards for Training Packages.

  • Assessment Requirements created drawing upon specified assessment information from superseded unit

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the candidate must demonstrate evidence of performance of the following on at least one occasion.

  • conducting searches thoroughly in accordance with legal and policy requirements
  • handling dogs
  • identifying and addressing work health and safety and environmental risks issues associated with deployment of detector dogs
  • liaising, consulting and communicating with diverse audiences, conveying sometimes complex information orally and in writing
  • negotiating and applying conflict resolution
  • applying observation techniques
  • accurately recording and reporting information
  • applying decision making using sound judgment
  • responding effectively to feedback
  • suggesting improvements to procedures

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the depth of knowledge demonstrated must be appropriate to the job context of the candidate.

  • risk management principles and risk assessment techniques and the application of diverse circumstances relating to the deployment of detector dogs
  • principles of detector dog training and deployment
  • enabling and allied legislation
  • policy, procedures, guidelines, protocols and work instructions/standard operating procedures
  • jurisdictional and organisational values/ethics and codes of conduct
  • the organisation s corporate planning cycle and risk management policy and practices
  • confidentiality, privacy and security issues
  • work health and safety and environment legislation, policies and guidelines
  • communication systems relevant to the workplace including communications network and radio protocols
  • equipment operation, usage and maintenance procedures
  • reporting procedures
  • evidence handling and storage
  • profiles and trends
  • workplace and industry environment

Assessment Conditions

This unit contains no specific industry-mandated assessment conditions. Guidance on suggested and recommended conditions and methods can be found in the Implementation Guide.

Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

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