Plan a route, and muster and drove a mob of sheep




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Plan a route, and muster and drove a mob of sheep


Level

3

Credits

12


Purpose People credited with this unit standard are able to plan a route for droving a mob of sheep; and muster and drove a mob of sheep along a planned route, into yards, and out of yards.


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 and visit by NZQA, industry and teaching professional in the same field from another provider.

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.
3 Assessment

For the purposes of assessment, a mob consists of at least 1000 sheep, and the candidate uses a team of trained dogs for mustering.



The mob of sheep must be moved onto and along a formed road, off a formed road into a paddock, around at least two corners, into yards, out of yards.
Elements and performance criteria
Element 1
Plan a route for droving a mob of sheep.
Performance criteria
1.1 Gates are set up for entry and exit of sheep in accordance with the planned route.
1.2 Any people who are providing assistance at mustering are provided with instructions in relation to the planned route.
Range position, physical action in relation to position of mob.
1.3 Yards are checked to ensure they are of sufficient size to accommodate the mob of sheep, and set up for entry and exit of sheep.
Element 2
Muster and drove a mob of sheep along a planned route, into yards, and out of yards.
Performance criteria
2.1 Sheep are moved calmly, and without risk of smothering.
2.2 Control of the mob lead is maintained to ensure control when approaching corners.
2.3 Balance point of mob is maintained to ensure mob is moving calmly in planned direction.
2.4 Sheep are managed to allow steady progress on straight sections.
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 standards@primaryito.ac.nz if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.

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