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Unit of competency details

RGRPSG209 - Ethically rehome a greyhound (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes RGRPSG301A - Supervise handling of greyhoundsContent of RGRPSG301A Supervise handling of greyhounds has been incorporated into: • RGRPSG208 Promote and enhance greyhound health and welfare • RGRPSG209 Ethically rehome a greyhound • RGRPSG203 Promote and enhance greyhound behaviour 17/Dec/2017

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 18/Dec/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  14/Feb/2018 
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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 prepare a greyhound for rehoming. It requires the ability to determine options, modify greyhound lifestyle and environment, and prepare and lodge required documentation.

The unit applies to individuals who are greyhound owners and others in the greyhound racing industry who prepare greyhounds for retirement, including those working in greyhound adoption programs.

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

Pre-requisite Unit

RGRPSG201 Handle greyhounds

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. Recognise greyhound retirement options

1.1 Identify greyhound racing industry protocols for racing greyhound retirement

1.2 Identify and follow ethical considerations in determining options for greyhounds, when it is determined that they are not suitable to race

1.3 Assess suitability of retiring greyhounds as pets, for breeding or other options

1.4 Seek advice from workplace supervisors or colleagues on a preferred option or the need for behaviour assessment services

1.5 Identify factors in the early months of life and throughout the life cycle that will have an impact on greyhound rehoming, later in life

1.6 Identify potential adoption or fostering agencies

1.7 Investigate the availability and access to greyhound behaviour assessment services or other specialist services

2. Prepare greyhound for rehoming

2.1 Modify greyhound daily living, exercise and feeding routines in order to prepare for rehoming

2.2 Observe how the greyhound responds to the changes in routines and record any observations to behavioural changes

3. Lodge documents pertaining to greyhound retirement

3.1 Lodge formal documentation relating to greyhound retirement with greyhound industry

3.2 Investigate adoption options and contact state greyhound adoption body

3.3 Assist with matching individual dogs with specific homes

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 

Writing

  • Use clear, specific and industry-related terminology to complete basic documentation on greyhound retirement

Oral Communication

  • Discuss retirement and rehoming options with colleagues and individuals associated with greyhound adoption programs, in clear language using industry terminology

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

RGRPSG209 Ethically rehome a greyhound

RGRPSG301A Supervise handling of greyhounds

Content of RGRPSG301A Supervise handling of greyhounds has been incorporated into:

  • RGRPSG208 Promote and enhance greyhound health and welfare
  • RGRPSG209 Ethically rehome a greyhound
  • RGRPSG203 Promote and enhance greyhound behaviour

No equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.education.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:

  • participated in the process of ethically rehoming at least one greyhound.

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:

  • procedures and practices for rehoming greyhounds
  • greyhound adoption programs and fostering agencies and their role
  • greyhound nutrition as it relates to rehoming
  • community safety expectations of local laws relating to greyhounds and other pets
  • how to identify need for behaviour assessment services or other specialist services
  • principles of how greyhounds learn
  • greyhound behaviour, including negative and positive physical/functional states or situations and their associated negative and positive effects on the greyhound (Five Domains Model).

Assessment Conditions

Assessment of skills must take place under the following conditions:

  • physical conditions:
  • a greyhound establishment or an environment that accurately represents real workplace conditions
  • resources, equipment and materials:
  • greyhound and resources appropriate for greyhounds transitioning to retirement.

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=5c4b8489-f7e1-463b-81c8-6ecce6c192a0