Carry out wool shed tasks during shearing operations

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Carry out wool shed tasks during shearing operations
Level
2
Credits
5
Purpose
People credited with this unit standard are able to: handle sheep in shed and
yards for shearing; carry out board-work during shearing; prepare wool for
pressing as directed by a supervisor; and press wool as directed by a
supervisor.
Subfield
Agriculture
Domain
Sheep Farming
Status
Registered
Status date
23 April 2008
Date version published
23 April 2008
Planned review date
31 December 2012
Entry information
Open.
Accreditation
Evaluation of documentation by NZQA and industry.
Standard setting body (SSB)
Primary Industry Training Organisation
Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference
0052
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Special notes
1
Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes but is not limited to the – Health
and Safety in Employment Act 1992, Animal Welfare Act 1999, and their subsequent
amendments.
2
Performance of all aspects of this unit standard should comply with the Ministry of
Agriculture and Fisheries (1996), Code of Recommendations and Minimum
Standards for the Welfare of Sheep, and its subsequent amendments, available at
http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/animal-welfare/req.
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Definitions
Shed-up – filling the shed with sheep.
Pen-up – filling up the catching pen with sheep.
Tally – counting sheep.
On-farm procedures refer to the verbal or written instructions to staff on procedures
for shearing operations.
Elements and performance criteria
Element 1
Handle sheep in shed and yards for shearing.
Range
shed-up, pen-up, tally.
Performance criteria
1.1
The flow of sheep in the shed is maintained without unnecessary delay, or
injury, and with minimal stress to sheep.
1.2
Sheep are tallied and recorded in accordance with the on-farm system in use
and without delaying shearers.
1.3
Sheep are handled in such a manner that avoids injury or risk of injury to sheep
or handler.
1.4
Sheep are handled in a manner which avoids shed stain.
Element 2
Carry out board-work during shearing.
Performance criteria
2.1
Board-work is carried out smoothly and without leading to delays to other
shearing operations.
2.2
The shearing board is kept free of excess wool.
Element 3
Prepare wool for pressing as directed by a supervisor.
Performance criteria
3.1
Fleeces are prepared to best advantage with minimal skirting in accordance
with supervisor's instructions.
3.2
Oddments are sorted into appropriate fadges.
3.3
Wool is prepared in a timely manner to prevent the build up of excess wool.
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Element 4
Press wool as directed by a supervisor.
Performance criteria
4.1
Bales are prepared and labelled in accordance with on-farm procedures, and
within given weight limits.
4.2
Records are kept in accordance with wool industry requirements and on-farm
procedures.
4.3
Wool pressing is carried out efficiently and without risk to the operator or other
personnel, and equipment.
Please note
Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated
authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against
unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register
credits from assessment against unit standards.
Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards
must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations
wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for
tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the Primary Industry Training Organisation [email protected] if
you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.
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