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Level 2

Describe exotic diseases in farm animals, and measures and responsibilities for disease control
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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21357 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe diseases classified as exotic in New Zealand, and related legislation; and describe measures and responsibilities for their control.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Monitor health and provide husbandry for poultry
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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21360 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify poultry; handle poultry for routine activities; provide feed and water for a small flock of poultry of any species; describe indications of health and ill health in poultry, and appropriate responses; demonstrate knowledge of management of a species of poultry; carry out routine health procedures for poultry; and describe and maintain optimal environment for poultry, according to the relevant NAWAC code.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of requirements relating to transport of cats and dogs
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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21379 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of preparations needed for transporting cats and dogs to a specified destination; and describe requirements for receiving cats and dogs into a specified animal facility after travel within New Zealand.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of ethical behaviour in relation to animals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 31504. This unit standard replaced unit standard 7399.

21381 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: ethical behaviour and the Animal Welfare Act in relation to animal care and handling; and application of the Animal Welfare Act to a specific animal-related organisation or facility.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of health and behaviour, and provide husbandry for ornamental fish

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21382 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify ornamental fish; feed ornamental fish; demonstrate knowledge of health and ill health in one species of ornamental fish, and appropriate responses; and describe and maintain a fish aquarium and equipment for an ornamental fish species.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Monitor health and provide husbandry for reptiles and amphibians
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 21382 replaced unit standard 5150.

21383 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify reptiles and amphibians; handle a reptile and an amphibian; feed and water a reptile and an amphibian; demonstrate knowledge of health and ill health in reptiles and amphibians, and appropriate responses; and describe reptile and amphibian aquaria and equipment.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Monitor health, provide husbandry for, handle, and transport caged birds

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5151 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify caged birds; handle a caged bird safely for routine activities, and describe procedures for handling birds with special requirements, and transport a bird; feed and water a caged bird; describe indications of health and variations to normal health and behaviour in caged birds, take appropriate action, and identify situations requiring isolation; assess condition, and carry out routine health procedures for a caged bird; and describe and maintain housing and equipment for a caged bird.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Monitor health, provide husbandry for, and handle horses

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5152 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify horses; handle a horse safely for routine activities, and describe procedures for handling horses with special requirements and restraint; feed, water, and groom a healthy horse; describe indications of health and variations to normal health and behaviour in horses, and situations requiring isolation; describe and carry out routine health procedures for a horse; and describe and maintain an optimal environment for horses.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Monitor health and provide husbandry for ruminants
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5153 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify ruminants; handle ruminants safely for routine activities; describe requirements for feeding and watering ruminants; describe indications of health and ill health in ruminants, and appropriate responses; and carry out routine health procedures for ruminants.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Monitor health and provide husbandry for pigs
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5154 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify pigs; handle a pig safely for routine activities; provide feed and water for a pig; describe indications of health and ill health in pigs, and appropriate responses; carry out routine health procedures for a pig; and describe and maintain optimal environment for a pig, according to the relevant NAWAC code.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 3

Describe zoonoses, notifiable exotic zoonoses, and their control, in New Zealand

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19894 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: diseases causing significant zoonotic hazard in New Zealand; strategies and control measures to prevent the spread of zoonoses in an animal facility; and emergency measures to prevent the immediate spread of notifiable exotic zoonoses in New Zealand.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Collect and test diagnostic samples from large animals, and prepare the samples for dispatch
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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Version 3

21355 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: collect, label, and store blood samples from large animals; collect, label, and store samples related to diseases of large animals; carry out tests on samples related to diseases of large animals; prepare samples from large animals for dispatch to external laboratories; maintain safety of workplace and self in the course of duties associated with handling large animal samples; and follow quality control procedures and describe a system for re-ordering stock for work associated with collection and handling of large animal samples.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe animal facility environmental hygiene and carry out hygienic practices

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21380 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to, in the context of an animal facility: describe micro-organisms in the environment and their control; describe the efficacy of disinfection, cleaning products, and disinfectants; and carry out hygienic practices.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe emergency care of injured animal patients

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31500 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the risks associated with the emergency situation, requirements for restraint of the animal patient, and restraint tools; immediate first aid supportive therapy used in an emergency situation until veterinary assistance arrives or is available; first aid management of non-accident emergency conditions; and methods of transport and immediate care of an injured animal patient, and observations required.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe cat feeding, health, and housing, and carry out routine health procedures

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31501 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: food components, and nutritional requirements, diets, and feeding of cats; health and variations to normal health and behaviour in cats, the oestrous cycle, and situations requiring isolation; infectious diseases and parasites of cats, and their prevention and control programmes. They are also able to describe and carry out, routine health procedures for a cat; and, identify and describe ideal features of commercial cat housing.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe dog feeding, health, and housing, and carry out routine health procedures

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31502 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: food components, nutritional requirements, diets, and feeding of dogs; health, variations to normal health and behaviour, the oestrus cycle, mating, and situations requiring isolation; infectious diseases and parasites of dogs, and their prevention and control programmes. They are also able to describe the ideal condition of a dog, and carry out routine health procedures for a dog; and, identify and describe ideal features of commercial dog housing.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Carry out companion animal examination, and record and report variations to normal health and behaviour

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Version 2

31503 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: carry out an examination of a companion animal, and record and report variations to normal health and behaviour; and describe normal body temperature, pulse rate, and respiration, and significance of variations to normal for the companion animal.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe and apply the Animal Welfare Act 1999 to a work role in an animal facility

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 21381.

31504 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the application of the Animal Welfare Act 1999 to animal ethics, care and handling; and apply the Animal Welfare Act 1999 to a work role in an animal facility.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of marine mammal stranding and respond to a stranded marine mammal situation

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31925 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended meet the training needs for a marine mammal medic who assists with a marine mammal stranding. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of marine mammal stranding situations; describe the role of the Department of Conservation, key appointed roles, and the responsibilities of a crew leader in a marine mammal mass-stranding; demonstrate knowledge of potential hazards and precautions to take for self and marine mammals in a stranding; and respond to a marine mammal stranding situation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe bird feeding, health, housing, and routine health procedures

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32801 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people working in an animal care context. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: nutritional requirements, diets, and feeding of birds; health, variations to normal health and behaviour, and clinical signs of birds requiring isolation; the ideal condition and routine health procedures for a bird; infectious diseases and parasites of birds, and their prevention and control programmes; and commercial bird housing.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe rodent feeding, health, housing, and routine health procedures

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32802 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: food components, nutritional requirements, diets, and feeding of rodents; health and variations to normal health and behaviour, the oestrus cycle, mating, and clinical signs of rodents requiring isolation; the ideal condition and routine health procedures for a rodent; infectious diseases and parasites of rodents, and their prevention and control programmes; and commercial rodent housing.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe rabbit feeding, health, housing, and routine health procedures

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32803 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: food components, nutritional requirements, diets, and feeding of rabbits; health, variations to normal health and behaviour, and clinical signs of rabbits requiring isolation; the ideal condition and routine health procedures for a rabbit; infectious diseases and parasites of rabbits, and their prevention and control programmes; and commercial rabbit housing.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Monitor health, provide husbandry for, handle, and transport rodents

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Version 1 This unit standard and unit standard 32805 replaced unit standard 5149.

32804 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify the characteristics of rodents; describe handling procedures, and handle and transport rodents; care for healthy rodents; describe health, variations to normal health and behaviour, and clinical signs requiring isolation of rodents; describe biological data and ideal condition of rodents, and carry out routine health procedures for rodents; describe infectious diseases and parasites of rodents, and their prevention and control programmes; and ideal rodent domestic housing.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Monitor health, provide husbandry for, handle, and transport rabbits

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Version 1 This unit standard and unit standard 32804 replaced unit standard 5149.

32805 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify the characteristics of rabbits; describe, and handle and transport rabbits; care for healthy rabbits; describe health, variations to normal health, and clinical signs requiring isolation of rabbits; describe biological data and ideal condition of rabbits, and carry out routine health procedures for rabbits; describe infectious diseases and parasites of rabbits, and their prevention and control programmes; and ideal rabbit housing.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Identify, handle, transport, and care for cats

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5148 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people working in an animal care context. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify cats by breed, age, sex, and individual characteristics; handle and restrain a cat for routine activities, and describe procedures for handling cats in non-routine situations; and feed, water, groom, and transport a healthy cat.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Monitor health and provide husbandry for rabbits and rodents
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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5149 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people working in an animal care context. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify the characteristics of rabbits and rodents; handle rabbits and rodents; care for healthy rabbits and rodents; describe health, ill health, and clinical signs requiring isolation of rabbits and rodents; carry out routine health procedures for rabbits and rodents; describe infectious diseases and parasites of rabbits and rodents, and their prevention and control programmes; and ideal rabbit and rodent housing.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Collect and test diagnostic samples from companion animals, and prepare the samples for dispatch
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5176 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare companion animals for sample collection; collect, label, and store samples from companion animals; carry out tests on diagnostic samples from companion animals; prepare samples from companion animals for dispatch to external laboratories; maintain safety of workplace and self in the course of duties associated with handling companion animal samples; and follow quality control procedures, and describe a system for reordering stock for work associated with collection and handling of companion animal samples.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe companion animal anatomy, cells, body tissues and systems

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5180 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the structures and components of animal cells, the passage of materials into and out of cells, tissue types, blood, and blood cell types of a companion animal; describe skeletal anatomy, muscles, tendons, and integument of a companion animal; describe body systems, endocrine glands, specialised body fluids, monogastric digestion, and homeostasis in a companion animal; and describe the main anatomical components and functions of special senses in a companion animal.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Apply health and safety and hazard control when working in an animal facility

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5189 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify risks and hazards in an animal facility; describe and document hazard control procedures in an animal facility; describe health, safety, welfare, and personal responsibilities contained in Acts and standards relevant to an animal facility; and work safely in an animal facility.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge and skills for providing veterinary reception services
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5195 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: establish a schedule of routine appointments for consultations and procedures, and identify patient circumstances and clinical signs that require immediate veterinary attention; provide routine veterinary practice information and advice, and describe procedures relating to client complaints and grief; describe administrative procedures in a specific veterinary practice; and use a veterinary-based computer programme.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Identify, handle, transport, and care for dogs

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7337 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify dogs by breed, age, sex, and document individual characteristics; handle and restrain a dog for routine procedures, and describe procedures for handling dogs in non-routine situations; and feed, water, house, groom, and transport a healthy dog.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 228 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Receive, integrate, manage, and dispatch animals in a boarding situation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7

7401 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: receive animal into temporary care situation; maintain animal health; care for the animal on a daily basis; maintain housing; and discharge animal and satisfy customer requirements for information or provide referral.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Groom dogs
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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7403 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare the dog for bathing and bath the dog; prepare the dog for grooming; groom the dog; and respond to client requests for advice. This unit standard is for people who are preparing their own or other people's dogs for situations where a high level of presentation is required.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 4

Recognise normal and abnormal behaviour and conditions in animals
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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14377 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of behaviour patterns of animals and identify abnormal behaviour; recognise indications of health and ill health in animals; and conduct animal examinations that meet health and safety needs of animal and examiner.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of parasites affecting horses and production animals
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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21358 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited for this unit standard are able to: describe the lifecycles of the main endoparasites and ectoparasites affecting New Zealand horses and production animals; describe the impact of the environment on parasite egg and infective larval stage emergence; describe the influence of life stages on the susceptibility of New Zealand horses and production animals to infestation by parasites; identify the clinical signs of parasitism in New Zealand horses and production animals, and determine the nature and level of infestation; demonstrate knowledge of treatments for parasitic infestations in New Zealand horses and production animals, and apply treatments; and respond to requests for advice about parasite treatment and control.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Prepare for an intravenous drip, and monitor an animal while on fluid therapy
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5200 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of fluid therapy for animal patients; prepare equipment and the patient for an intravenous drip, and assist with intravenous cannula placement; monitor fluid administration, and the animal while on the drip.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Receive, re-home, release, or dispose of homeless animals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

7398 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: receive animal into temporary care situation; match, and adopt domestic animals with prospective owners; release native or exotic animal back into its natural or modified environment; and euthenase and dispose of homeless animals.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Clip dogs
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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7404 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare animal and equipment for clipping, and clip the dog. This unit standard is for people who are preparing their own or other people's dogs for situations where a high level of presentation is required.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Scissor dogs
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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7405 Unit Standard 16 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare animal and equipment for scissoring, and scissor the dog. This unit standard is for people who are preparing their own or other people's dogs for situations where a high level of presentation is required.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Handstrip and pluck dogs
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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7406 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare animal and equipment for stripping and plucking, and strip and pluck the dog. This unit standard is for people who are preparing their own or other people's dogs for situations where a high level of presentation is required.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 5

Collect, prepare, and examine blood samples from animals
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5171 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: collect blood; prepare a slide for examination, and examine a blood smear; carry out tests on whole blood using appropriate equipment or kits; perform in-house tests using kits; and maintain workplace and safety of workplace and self in the course of duties.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Collect and carry out routine examinations on faecal samples from animals
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5172 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: collect and store faeces samples; examine faeces; and maintain safety of workplace and self in the course of duties.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Collect and carry out routine examinations on urine samples from animals
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5173 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: collect urine samples; examine urine; and maintain safety of workplace and self in the course of duties.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Examine an animal for ectoparasites, collect and examine samples
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5174 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare the site, and collect and examine a skin scraping for gross evidence of ectoparasites; prepare and examine skin scrapings and hair for microscopic evidence of ectoparasites; examine ears, and collect and examine samples for presence of ectoparasites; and maintain workplace and safety of self in workplace in the course of duties.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Collect microbiological samples from animals, and culture or plate out according to sample
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5175 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: collect bacteriological, fungal, and yeast samples; carry out procedures for detecting bacteria; carry out procedures for detecting fungus and yeast; collect, transport, and identify facial eczema spores; and maintain workplace, and safety of workplace and self, in the course of duties.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Recognise and interpret problems of behaviour in companion animals
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5222 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of behaviour patterns of companion animals and animal/human relationships; demonstrate knowledge of development, learning, and activity states of domesticated animals; and respond to client requests for advice on animal training, behaviour, and problems.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Respond to and manage routine problems of canine behaviour
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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7400 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: assess the situation and identify the canine behaviour problem; select and implement a strategy to manage, control or modify the canine behaviour problem; and assess the results of the canine behaviour modification or behaviour management strategy.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 6

Induct new staff into the animal facility
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5188 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to establish company protocol for issues relating to animal facility staff, and induct new staff into the workplace.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Conduct preventative health clinics for companion animals
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5196 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to for companion animals: design and prepare information packs for clients; set up and run specialised care, preventative health, and counselling clinics; and set and run puppy classes.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Manage an animal nursing clinic and carry out client services
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5197 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: receive and monitor animal patients; respond to client requests for basic nursing advice; identify and distribute product information; maintain inventory; prepare rosters for efficient utilisation of personnel; and maintain the veterinary pharmacy. This unit standard is for people involved in a position of responsibility in a nursing clinic.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Data as at 17 September 2021