Describe wool pressing, press wool as directed, and assist with

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Describe wool pressing, press wool as directed, and assist with
penning up of sheep
Level
2
Credits
5
Purpose
People credited with this unit standards are able to: describe the wool
pressing process, and press wool as directed; and assist with penning up of
sheep.
Subfield
Wool Harvesting
Domain
Wool Handling
Status
Registered
Status date
21 August 2009
Date version published
21 August 2009
Planned review date
31 December 2014
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
The following documents provide both a source of the national standard as stated in
the performance criteria, and useful background information relating to this unit
standard –
Clip Preparation – Best Practice Guideline (Wellington: NZ Wool Classers
Association, May 2007). Available from Meat and Wool NZ, PO Box 121, Wellington
6140.
Shearing Handbook (Christchurch: Tectra Ltd, 2007). ISBN 0-9582522-2-X.
Available from Tectra Ltd., PO Box 7327, Sydenham, Christchurch 8240.
Wool Handling Handbook (Christchurch: Tectra Ltd, 2007). ISBN 0-9582522-0-3.
Available from Tectra Ltd., PO Box 7327, Sydenham, Christchurch 8240.
Wool Pressing Handbook (Christchurch: Tectra Ltd, 2007). ISBN 0-9582522-3-8.
Available from Tectra Ltd., PO Box 7327, Sydenham, Christchurch 8240.
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Best practice guideline for the New Zealand shearing industry: A Guide for
Workplaces (Wellington: Department of Labour, 2008), available from
http://www.dol.govt.nz.
2
Definition
On-farm procedures – the verbal and written procedures for separation of mobs of
sheep.
3
Performance of all aspects of this unit standard should comply with the New Zealand
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (1996), Code of Recommendations and Minimum
Standards for the Welfare of Sheep, Wellington, and its subsequent amendments.
4
Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes but is not limited to the Health and
Safety in Employment Act 1992, and its subsequent amendments.
Elements and performance criteria
Element 1
Describe the wool pressing process, and press wool as directed.
Performance criteria
1.1
Wool pressing process is described in terms of hazards, set-up, and operating
sequence, and the Shearing Handbook and Wool Pressing Handbook.
1.2
Wool press and associated equipment are prepared for pressing as directed.
1.3
Wool is checked, confirmed, loaded into press, and pressed as directed.
1.4
Wool bale is closed in a safe and timely manner.
1.5
Bales are branded, numbered, cross checked and stacked as directed.
1.6
The wool press area is maintained in a condition that allows effective work flow
and minimal contamination of wool.
Range
clean, tidy, free of obstruction and rubbish.
Element 2
Assist with penning up of sheep.
Performance criteria
2.1
Mobs to be kept separate are identified and checked in accordance with onfarm procedures.
Range
breed type, sex, age, wool length.
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2.2
Sheep are penned causing minimal stress to animals and avoiding injury to self
or animal.
2.3
Sheep are handled in accordance with the Code of Recommendations and
Minimum Standards for the Welfare of Sheep.
2.4
Sheep behaviour is described in terms of the possible threats to the handler.
Range
2.5
includes but is not limited to – entire males, mother and offspring,
in pen with single sheep.
Sheep are penned up in a manner that minimises the risk of smothering.
Range
numbers, matching workflow.
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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