Domain - Animal Care

Domain - Animal Care

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Level 2
21357 Unit 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.
4 Credits
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21360 Unit Monitor health and provide husbandry for poultry
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.
4 Credits
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21379 Unit 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.
2 Credits
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21381 Unit Demonstrate knowledge of ethical behaviour in relation to animals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.
3 Credits
21382 Unit Demonstrate knowledge of health and behaviour, and provide husbandry for ornamental fish
2 Credits
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21383 Unit 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.
2 Credits
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5150 Unit Monitor health and provide husbandry for fish, reptiles, and amphibians
This standard has expired and is no longer available.
2 Credits
5151 Unit Monitor health, provide husbandry for, handle, and transport caged birds
3 Credits
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5152 Unit Monitor health, provide husbandry for, and handle horses
5 Credits
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5153 Unit Monitor health and provide husbandry for ruminants
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.
5 Credits
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5154 Unit Monitor health and provide husbandry for pigs
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.
4 Credits
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7399 Unit Demonstrate knowledge of ethics and legislation as they apply to the care and handling of animals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.
3 Credits
Level 3
19894 Unit Describe zoonoses, notifiable exotic zoonoses, and their control, in New Zealand
5 Credits
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21355 Unit 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.
5 Credits
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21380 Unit Describe animal facility environmental hygiene and carry out hygienic practices
5 Credits
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31500 Unit Describe emergency care of injured animal patients
5 Credits
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31501 Unit Describe cat feeding, health, and housing, and carry out routine health procedures
5 Credits
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31502 Unit Describe dog feeding, health, and housing, and carry out routine health procedures
5 Credits
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31503 Unit Carry out companion animal examination, and record and report variations to normal health and behaviour
4 Credits
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31504 Unit Describe and apply the Animal Welfare Act 1999 to a work role in an animal facility
3 Credits
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31925 Unit Demonstrate knowledge of marine mammal stranding and respond to a stranded marine mammal situation
5 Credits
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32801 Unit Describe bird feeding, health, housing, and routine health procedures
3 Credits
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32802 Unit Describe rodent feeding, health, housing, and routine health procedures
3 Credits
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32803 Unit Describe rabbit feeding, health, housing, and routine health procedures
3 Credits
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32804 Unit Monitor health, provide husbandry for, handle, and transport rodents
3 Credits
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32805 Unit Monitor health, provide husbandry for, handle, and transport rabbits
3 Credits
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5148 Unit Identify, handle, transport, and care for cats
4 Credits
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5149 Unit 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.
6 Credits
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5170 Unit Prepare small animals for local and international transport
This standard has expired and is no longer available.
2 Credits
5176 Unit 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.
4 Credits
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5180 Unit Describe companion animal anatomy, cells, body tissues and systems
6 Credits
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5189 Unit Apply health and safety and hazard control when working in an animal facility
4 Credits
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5193 Unit Maintain animal facility environmental hygiene
This standard has expired and is no longer available.
5 Credits
5195 Unit 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.
6 Credits
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7337 Unit Identify, handle, transport, and care for dogs
4 Credits
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7401 Unit Receive, integrate, manage, and dispatch animals in a boarding situation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.
10 Credits
7403 Unit Groom dogs
This standard has expired and is no longer available.
10 Credits
Level 4
14377 Unit 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.
5 Credits
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21358 Unit 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.
8 Credits
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5200 Unit 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.
4 Credits
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7398 Unit Receive, re-home, release, or dispose of homeless animals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.
10 Credits
7404 Unit Clip dogs
This standard has expired and is no longer available.
4 Credits
7405 Unit Scissor dogs
This standard has expired and is no longer available.
16 Credits
7406 Unit Handstrip and pluck dogs
This standard has expired and is no longer available.
15 Credits
Level 5
5171 Unit Collect, prepare, and examine blood samples from animals
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.
6 Credits
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5172 Unit 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.
5 Credits
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5173 Unit 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.
5 Credits
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5174 Unit 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.
4 Credits
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5175 Unit 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.
20 Credits
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5222 Unit 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.
5 Credits
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7400 Unit 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.
4 Credits
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Level 6
5188 Unit Induct new staff into the animal facility
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.
8 Credits
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5196 Unit Conduct preventative health clinics for companion animals
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.
10 Credits
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5197 Unit 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.
10 Credits
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