Qualification details

MTM20111 - Certificate II in Meat Processing (Abattoirs) (Release 4)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
4 (this release)Current 20/Apr/2013
(View details for release 3) Replaced21/Dec/2012
(View details for release 2) Replaced08/Nov/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced22/Jul/2011

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Supersedes MTM20107 - Certificate II in Meat Processing (Abattoirs) 21/Jul/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCLSK205A - Handle livestock using basic techniquesHandle livestock using basic techniques Elective
AHCLSK212A - Ride horses to carry out stock workRide horses to carry out stock work Elective
AHCLSK324A - Care for and train working dogsCare for and train working dogs Elective
AHCMOM202A - Operate tractorsOperate tractors Elective
AHCMOM212A - Operate quad bikesOperate quad bikes Elective
CPPCLO2035A - Maintain cleaning storage areasMaintain cleaning storage areas Elective
CPPCLO3020A - Clean using pressure washingClean using pressure washing Elective
CPPCLO3036A - Clean at high levelsClean at high levels Elective
HLTFA301C - Apply first aidApply first aid Elective
MTMCOR201A - Maintain personal equipmentMaintain personal equipment Core
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 831311 Meat Process Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9213-11 Meatworks Labourer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1101 Food And Hospitality 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 831311 Meat Process Worker 07/Aug/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9213-11 Meatworks Labourer 07/Aug/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1101 Food And Hospitality 07/Aug/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 21/Jul/2011 
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Modification History

Release 

TP Version 

Comments 

4

MTM11v4

Removed elective unit MTMP2131C Prepare and despatch meat product orders

Replaced elective unit MTMP2006B Apply animal welfare and handling requirements with MTMP2010A Apply animal welfare and handling requirements

3

MTM11v3.1

Added elective unit AHCLSK205A Handle livestock using basic techniques

2

MTM11v3

Added elective units CPPCLO3020A Clean using pressure washing and CPPCLO30306A Clean at high levels

Updated equivalent imported unit PRMCL35B Maintain a cleaning storage area to CPPCLO2035A Maintain cleaning storage areas

Updated equivalent imported unit HLTFA301B Apply first aid to HLTFA301C

Changed Description to clarify suitability for VET in Schools

1

MTM11v1

Initial release

Description

This qualification covers work activities undertaken by workers commencing work in an abattoir.

This qualification may be suitable  for use in a pre-vocational or VET in Schools program. However, schools will need to take into consideration the substantial amount of on-the-job training required in this qualification, as well as the risks associated with work in an abattoir, including:

  • Q-fever and other zoontoic diseases
  • the use of knives
  • the demanding physical nature of some positions
  • proximity to machinery
  • use of automatic machinery.

Job roles 

Job role titles covered by this qualification may include:

  • stockyard or lairage labourer
  • slaughter floor labourer
  • carcase trimmer
  • packer
  • offal room labourer
  • tripe room labourer
  • loadout operator
  • skin shed labourer
  • fellmongerer
  • by-products labourer
  • meat processing cleaner
  • field harvester of wild game
  • livestock handler in lairage.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Pathways into the qualification may be:

  • by direct entry without prior meat processing skills or knowledge.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake:

  • any other Certificate II in Meat Processing qualification, with credit for applicable units already successfully completed
  • approved Skill Sets to gain expertise in specific skilled job roles
  • MTM30111 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Boning Room)
  • MTM30211 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Food Services)
  • MTM30311 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Meat Safety)
  • MTM30411 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Rendering)
  • MTM30511 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Slaughtering)
  • MTM30611 Certificate III in Meat Processing (General)
  • MSL30109 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No occupational licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification.

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required by the meat industry for this qualification. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Due to the high proportion of electives required by this qualification, the industry/enterprise requirements described for each Employability Skill are representative of the meat industry in general and may not reflect specific job roles. Learning and assessment strategies for this qualification should be based on the requirements of the units of competency for this qualification.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • listening and carrying out instructions
  • speaking clearly and directly with other personnel
  • sharing information with other workers, especially during changeover processes

Teamwork

  • working effectively as an individual as well as in a work team
  • working effectively with workers from another country
  • applying own knowledge to assist other members of the work team

Problem solving

  • solving problems, for example, reporting malfunctioning equipment, to ensure that the problem is appropriately addressed

Initiative and enterprise

  • adapting to new situations, such as changes to products/specifications or introduction of new equipment

Planning and organising

  • managing time and priorities, such as work times and meeting production schedules

Self-management

  • monitoring and evaluating own performance to ensure team and production requirements are met efficiently
  • taking responsibility for own work output

Learning

  • being receptive to learning new ideas and techniques, such as changed work instructions, new equipment and processes
  • learning in a range of settings, such as through formal training or informally from other workers
  • learning new skills and techniques to adjust to production or equipment changes

Technology

  • using technology, such as workplace machinery
  • applying OH&S requirements when using technology

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

  • complete all six core units of competency
  • complete a minimum of three elective units of competency, to a minimum value of twenty points.

Units with a value of up to fifteen points can be selected from a Certificate III in Meat Processing qualification in Slaughtering, Boning Room, Rendering, General or Meat Safety.

A maximum of four units can be selected from other Certificate II level qualifications in this Training Package, or from another Training Package or accredited course. Units selected must be relevant to the identified job role and must not duplicate units already contained within the qualification. Units selected will be worth 2 points.

Qualification structure 

Core units 

Identifying with the industry 

MTMCOR201A

Maintain personal equipment

2

MTMCOR204A

Follow safe work policies and procedures

4

MTMCOR202A

Apply hygiene and sanitation practices

4

MTMCOR205A

Communicate in the workplace

4

MTMCOR203A

Apply Quality Assurance practices

4

MTMCOR206A

Overview the meat industry

2

Elective units 

Handle animals 

MTMP2002C

Prepare animals for slaughter

4

MTMP2009B

Unload livestock

1

MTMP2004B

Feed race

1

MTMP2011C

Identify animals using electronic systems

2

MTMP2005B

Restrain animal

1

AHCLSK205A

Handle livestock using basic techniques

3

MTMP2010A

Apply animal welfare and handling requirements*

4

AHCLSK212A

Ride horses to carry out stock work

5

MTMP2007B

Perform emergency kill

2

AHCLSK324A

Care for and train working dogs

3

MTMP2008A

Assess, purchase and transport calves

5

Prepare the carcase 

MTMP2012C

Shackle animal

2

MTMP2023C

Remove brisket wool

1

MTMP2013C

Operate electrical stimulator

1

MTMP2024C

Prepare hide/pelt for removal

2

MTMP2014C

Remove head

1

MTMP2025B

Bag tail

1

MTMP2015C

Cut hocks

1

MTMP2026B

Remove and record tag

1

MTMP2016C

Mark brisket

1

MTMP2027B

Seal or drain urinary tract

1

MTMP2018C

Complete changeover operation

1

MTMP2028B

Singe carcase

1

MTMP2020C

Trim pig pre-evisceration

4

MTMP2029B

Shave carcase

1

MTMP2021C

Number carcase and head

1

MTMP2030B

Flush carcase

2

MTMP2022C

Punch pelts

2

Operate mechanical aids 

MTMP2031C

Operate scalding/de-hairing equipment

4

MTMP2043C

Operate sterivac equipment

2

MTMP2032C

Operate whizzard knife

2

MTMP2044B

De-rind meat cuts

2

MTMP2033C

Operate rise and fall platform

1

MTMP2045B

De-nude meat cuts

2

MTMP2034C

Operate vacuum blood collection process

2

MTMP2046B

Operate rib puller

1

MTMP2035C

Operate nose roller

2

MTMP2047B

Operate frenching machine

1

MTMP2036C

Operate pneumatic cutter

1

MTMP2048B

Operate cubing machine

1

MTMP2037C

Operate circular saw

1

MTMP2049B

Cure and corn product in a meat processing plant

2

MTMP2038C

Prepare carcase and equipment for hide/pelt puller

1

MTMP2050B

Operate head splitter

1

MTMP2039C

Operate tenderiser

1

MTMP2058B

Operate jaw breaker

1

MTMP2040C

Operate mincer

2

MTMPR201C

Prepare and operate bandsaw

2

MTMP2042C

Operate new technology or process

2

MTMSR201C

Prepare and slice meat cuts

1

Trim carcase 

MTMPSR203A

Sharpen knives

4

MTMP2054C

Inspect hindquarter and remove contamination

2

MTMP2051C

Trim neck

2

MTMP2055C

Inspect forequarter and remove contamination

2

MTMP2052C

Trim forequarter to specification

2

MTMP2057B

Remove spinal cord

2

MTMP2053C

Trim hindquarter to specification

2

Despatch carcase from slaughter floor 

MTMP2061C

Grade carcase

8

MTMP2065C

Label and stamp carcase

2

MTMP2062C

Weigh carcase

2

MTMP2066C

Wash carcase

1

MTMP2063C

Operate semi-automatic tagging machine

4

MTMP2067B

Operate a decontamination unit

1

MTMP2064C

Measure fat

2

MTMP2068B

Remove tenderloin

2

Pack meat products 

MTMP2071C

Inspect meat for defects

4

MTMP2075C

Pack meat products

6

MTMP2072C

Assemble and prepare cartons

2

MTMP2082C

Operate carton scales

2

MTMP2074C

Identify cuts and specifications

6

Operate packaging machinery 

MTMP2081C

Operate carton sealing machine

2

MTMPS203C

Operate scales and semi-automatic labelling machinery

8

MTMP2083C

Operate strapping machine

2

MTMPSR201C

Vacuum pack product

5

MTMP2084C

Operate carton-forming machine

2

MTMS206C

Package product using gas-flushing process

2

MTMP2085C

Operate automatic CL determination machine

2

MTMS208C

Operate metal detection unit

1

MTMP2086B

Operate bag forming equipment

1

Dress head 

MTMP2091C

Assess dentition

1

MTMP2094C

Bone head

4

MTMP2092C

Drop tongue

1

MTMP2095C

Remove cheek meat

2

MTMP2093C

Wash head

1

MTMP2096C

Bar head and remove cheek meat

2

Process offal 

MTMP2116B

Process offal

6

MTMP2118B

Overview offal processing*

2

MTMP2117B

Process runners

6

Perform tripe processing operations 

MTMP2121C

Prepare and trim honeycomb

3

MTMP2125C

Process small stock tripe

2

MTMP2122C

Recover mountain chain

3

MTMP2126C

Process bibles

2

MTMP2123C

Further process tripe

3

MTMP2127B

Process maws

2

MTMP2124C

Trim processed tripe

2

MTMP2175C

Process paunch

4

Loadout product 

MTMP2132C

Loadout meat product

4

MTMP2135C

Locate storage areas and product

2

MTMP2133C

Store carcase product

2

MTMP2136C

Complete re-pack operation

4

MTMP2134C

Store carton product

2

MTMP2137B

Bag carcase

1

Process offal on slaughter floor 

MTMP2102C

Process thick skirts

1

MTMP2145C

Separate and tie runners

1

MTMP2115C

Process thin skirts

1

MTMP2147C

Recover thin skirts

2

MTMP2141C

Overview offal processing on slaughter floor*

2

MTMP2148B

Remove thick skirts

1

MTMP2143C

Separate offal

2

MTMP2149B

Remove flares

1

MTMP2144C

Trim offal fat

1

MTMP2150B

Recover offal

4

Process animal covering 

MTMP2151C

Overview hide/pelt/skin processing*

2

MTMP2155C

Despatch hide or skin

4

MTMP2152C

Trim hide or skin

4

MTMP2156B

Treat hides chemically

2

MTMP2153C

Salt hide or skin

4

MTMP2157B

Chill/ice hides

2

MTMP2154C

Grade hide or skin

6

MTMP2158B

Crop pelts

2

Operate fellmongering process 

MTMP2161C

Overview fellmongering operations*

2

MTMP2165C

Perform sweating operation on fellmongered skins

3

MTMP2162C

Chemically treat skins for fellmongering process

2

MTMP2166C

Perform skin fleshing operation

3

MTMP2163C

Prepare chemicals for fellmongering process

3

MTMP2167C

Skirt and weigh fellmongered wool

2

MTMP2164C

Operate wool drier and press

3

MTMP2168B

Operate wool puller

3

Dispose of condemned carcase 

MTMP2171C

Dispose of condemned carcase*

1

MTMP2173C

Eviscerate condemned carcase

2

MTMP2172C

Skin condemned carcase

4

Process by-products 

MTMP2176C

Process slink by-products

10

MTMP2178B

Skin slinks

2

MTMP2177C

Process pet meat

4

MTMP2179B

Process blood

2

Render product 

MTMP2181C

Overview rendering process*

2

MTMP2185C

Operate waste recovery systems

3

MTMP2182C

Operate hogger

4

MTMP2186C

Pack and despatch rendered products

4

MTMP2183C

Operate blow line

4

MTMP2187C

Break down and bone carcase for pet meat or rendering

4

MTMP2184C

Operate meat meal mill

4

MTMP2188C

Operate air filtration system

4

Clean work area 

MTMP2192B

Clean carcase hanging equipment

4

MTMPS201C

Clean work area during operations

4

Clean after operations 

MTMP2196C

Overview cleaning program*

2

MTMPS205C

Clean chillers

2

MTMP2193B

Clean amenities and grounds

2

CPPCLO3020A

Clean using pressure washing

1

MTMP2197C

Clean after operations - boning room

4

CPPCLO3036A

Clean at high levels

1

MTMP2198C

Clean after operations - slaughter floor

4

CPPCLO2035A

Maintain cleaning storage areas

2

Operate vehicle 

MTMP2201C

Transport food

4

AHCMOM212A

Operate quad bikes

2

MTMPS206C

Operate forklift in a specific workplace

6

TLID3020A

Care for livestock in transit

6

AHCMOM202A

Operate tractors

2

Maintain records 

MTMPS204C

Maintain production records

10

General 

MTMPSR202B

Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

2

NWP262A

Monitor and report wastewater treatment processes

2

HLTFA301C

Apply first aid

2

NWP263A

Operate and maintain wastewater treatment plant and equipment

8

NWP208A

Perform basic wastewater tests

2

* Units marked with an asterisk (*) must be undertaken with at least one other unit from the same section.

Units with prerequisite units

The following units from this qualification contain prerequisite units

Unit 

Prerequisite 

MTMP2014C Remove head

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2015C Cut hocks

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2016C Mark brisket

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2020C Trim pig pre-evisceration

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2023C Remove brisket wool

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2025B Bag tail

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2029B Shave carcase

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMSR201C Prepare and slice meat cuts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2051C Trim neck

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2052C Trim forequarter to specification

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2053C Trim hindquarter to specification

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2054C Inspect hindquarter and remove contamination

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2055C Inspect forequarter and remove contamination

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2057B Remove spinal cord

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2064C Measure fat

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2068B Remove tenderloin

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2092C Drop tongue

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2094C Bone head

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2095C Remove cheek meat

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2096C Bar head and remove cheek meat

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2116B Process offal

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2117B Process runners

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2121C Prepare and trim honeycomb

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2124C Trim processed tripe

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2125C Process small stock tripe

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2126C Process bibles

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2127B Process maws

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2175C Process paunch

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2102C Process thick skirts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2115C Process thin skirts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2143C Separate offal

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2144C Trim offal fat

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2145C Separate and tie runners

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2147C Recover thin skirts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2148B Remove thick skirts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2150B Recover offal

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2152C Trim hide or skin

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2172C Skin condemned carcase

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2173C Eviscerate condemned carcase

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2176C Process slink by-products

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2177C Process pet meat

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2178B Skin slinks

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP2187C Break down and bone carcase for pet meat or rendering

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

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