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Unit of competency details

RGRPSG201 - Handle greyhounds (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to RGRPSG201A - Handle greyhoundsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 17/Dec/2017

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 18/Dec/2017


Training packages that include this unit

Skill sets that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Skill sets that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
RGRSS00051 - Racing Swab Attendant Skill SetRacing Swab Attendant Skill Set 
RGRSS00033 - Greyhound Whelping Skill SetGreyhound Whelping Skill Set 
RGRSS00038 - Greyhound Training Operations Skill SetGreyhound Training Operations Skill Set 
RGRSS00031 - Greyhound Rearing Skill SetGreyhound Rearing Skill Set 
RGRSS00025 - Greyhound Racing Animal Welfare Skill SetGreyhound Racing Animal Welfare Skill Set 
RGRSS00037 - Greyhound Race Club Parade Official Skill SetGreyhound Race Club Parade Official Skill Set 
RGRSS00036 - Greyhound Race Club Kennel Attendant Skill SetGreyhound Race Club Kennel Attendant Skill Set 
RGRSS00029 - Greyhound Primary Educator Skill SetGreyhound Primary Educator Skill Set 
RGRSS00068 - Greyhound Preparation for Transitioning to a Pet Skill SetGreyhound Preparation for Transitioning to a Pet Skill Set 
RGRSS00076 - Greyhound Health Assistant Skill SetGreyhound Health Assistant Skill Set 
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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  18/Dec/2017 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version released with RGR Racing and Breeding Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely catch, control and lead greyhounds.

The unit applies to all individuals who may be required to handle greyhounds as part of their job function in the greyhound industry.

NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) generally have the same meaning in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the national model WHS legislation has not been implemented, RTOs must contextualise the unit of competency by referring to current OHS legislative requirements.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements may apply to this unit. Refer to your state or territory Controlling Body or Principal Racing Authority for current licence or registration requirements.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil.

Unit Sector

Performance services greyhounds (PSG)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements 

Performance Criteria 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Identify greyhounds

1.1 List a range of features to identify an individual greyhound

1.2 Use industry terminology to identify and describe individual greyhounds

2. Safely approach, catch and lead greyhounds

2.1 Identify observed individual greyhound behaviours and known level of education before handling

2.2 Use handling methods that ensure the wellbeing of the greyhound

2.3 Use safe and effective catching techniques to secure greyhounds

2.4 Fit greyhound with catching and leading gear

2.5 Demonstrate safe and effective greyhound leading techniques according to industry standards

2.6 Lead the greyhound in a range of different environmental conditions, singly and with other dogs

3. Control greyhounds in public areas

3.1 Identify hazards and evaluate risks associated with handling greyhounds in public areas

3.2 Use safe leading, lifting and holding techniques appropriate to the individual dog to minimise distress in line with welfare requirements, and to control greyhounds in public areas

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

  • Read and research greyhound identifying features and rules of racing and codes of practice in relation to health and welfare of greyhounds

Navigate the world of work

  • Take responsibility for following explicit procedures and health and safety requirements

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

RGRPSG201 Handle greyhounds

RGRPSG201A Handle greyhounds

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5c4b8489-f7e1-463b-81c8-6ecce6c192a0

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version released with RGR Racing and Breeding 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:

  • caught, lead and controlled at least three greyhounds in a variety of environments
  • handled greyhounds safely according to animal welfare requirements
  • evaluated and controlled the risks associated with catching and handling greyhounds
  • identified and used different items of greyhound handling gear in a correct manner
  • described features of greyhounds using industry terminology
  • recognised and responded to greyhound behaviours.

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:

  • principles and practices of greyhound handling
  • communication procedures, including reporting lines within kennel and wider racing industry
  • industry terminology related to handling greyhounds
  • normal and abnormal greyhound behaviour
  • purpose of using different items of greyhound handling gear
  • relevant rules of racing pertaining to greyhound handling
  • reporting requirements in relation to handling greyhounds safely
  • senses, communication traits and behaviour patterns of greyhounds
  • racing industry animal welfare requirements
  • WHS requirements relating to handling greyhounds
  • racing industry safety requirements, including safe operating procedures.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment of skills must take place under the following conditions:

  • physical conditions:
  • a greyhound establishment or an environment that accurately represents workplace conditions
  • resources, equipment and materials:
  • racing greyhounds
  • catching and leading gear
  • specifications:
  • current industry best practice information for greyhound handling and related animal welfare requirements.

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.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5c4b8489-f7e1-463b-81c8-6ecce6c192a0