Qualification details

MTM30611 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (General) (Release 5)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
5 (this release)Current 20/Apr/2013
(View details for release 4) Replaced21/Dec/2012
(View details for release 3) Replaced08/Nov/2012
(View details for release 2) Replaced18/Jun/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced22/Jul/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to AMP30616 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (General)Equivalent to MTM30611 Certificate III in Meat Processing (General) 03/Aug/2016
Supersedes MTM30607 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (General) 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
BSBFLM312C - Contribute to team effectivenessContribute to team effectiveness Elective
MSL904001A - Perform standard calibrationsPerform standard calibrations Elective
MSL922001A - Record and present dataRecord and present data Elective
MSL933001A - Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purposeMaintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose Elective
MSL952002A - Handle and transport samples or equipmentHandle and transport samples or equipment Elective
MSL954001A - Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling planObtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan Elective
MSL973001A - Perform basic testsPerform basic tests Elective
MSL973002A - Prepare working solutionsPrepare working solutions Elective
MSL973003A - Prepare culture mediaPrepare culture media Elective
MSL973004A - Perform aseptic techniquesPerform aseptic techniques Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 351211 Butcher Or Smallgoods Maker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4511-11 Butcher 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1101 Food And Hospitality 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 351211 Butcher Or Smallgoods Maker 07/Aug/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4511-11 Butcher 07/Aug/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1101 Food And Hospitality 07/Aug/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 21/Jul/2011 
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Modification History

Release 

TP Version 

Comments 

5

MTM11v4

Added elective unit MTMP3067A Prepare and despatch meat products

4

MTM11v3.1

Name change to core unit: MTMCOR203A Apply Quality Assurance practices is now MTMCOR203B Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements

3

MTM11v3

Added new Elective Units:

  • MTMP3005A Monitor the effective operations of electrical stimulation
  • MTMP3108A Overview of the NLIS for sheep and goats
  • MTMP3109A Overview of the NLIS program utilising RFIDs
  • MTMP3110A Manage NLIS data for livestock in lairage
  • MTMP3111A Manage NLIS data for sheep and goats in lairage
  • MTMP3112A Manage NLIS for direct purchase of stock identified with an RFID
  • MTMP3113A Manage NLIS for direct purchase of sheep or goats
  • MTMP3114A Manage NLIS data for saleyard purchase of livestock
  • MTMP3115A Manage NLIS for saleyard purchase of sheep or goats
  • MTMP3116A Manage, report and upload NLIS slaughter data from RFIDs
  • MTMP3117A Manage, report and upload mob based NLIS data for sheep and goats
  • MTMP3118A Conduct start up procedures and preoperational checks on slaughter floor NLIS data equipment
  • MTMP3119A Manage NLIS data from RFIDs on the slaughter floor
  • MTMP3120A Prepare a kill sheet
  • MTMP3121A Undertake pre slaughter checks of NVDs and PICs for NLIS for sheep and goats
  • MTMP3122A Undertake pre slaughter checks of NVDs, PICs and RFIDs

2

MTM11v2

  • Added MTMP3004A Assess effective stunning and bleeding as an Elective Unit
  • MTMP3001C Knock and stun animal updated to MTMP3001D Stun animal
  • MTMP3039C Eviscerate game shot carcase updated to MTMP3039D Eviscerate wild game field shot carcase
  • MTMP411A Inspect game meat updated to MTMP411B Inspect wild game meat

1

MTM11v1

Initial release

Description

This qualification covers work activities undertaken by workers in meat processing plants who are working in the areas of Quality Assurance or the laboratory.

Job roles 

Job role titles covered by this qualification may include:

  • Quality Assurance officer
  • meat processing laboratory assistant
  • game harvester
  • game depot manager
  • pre-dressing game inspector
  • supervisor and leading hand
  • on-floor trainer.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Pathways into the qualification may be:

  • after completion of a Certificate I or II Meat Processing qualification
  • through Recognition of Prior Learning
  • by direct entry without prior industry 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 III in Meat Processing qualification with credit for applicable units successfully completed
  • MSL30109 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
  • approved Skill Sets to gain expertise in specific skilled job roles, for example, the Meat Industry Microbiological Skill Set
  • MTM40111 Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Leadership)
  • MTM40311 Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Quality Assurance)
  • MTM40411 Certificate IV in Meat Processing (General).

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing , legislative , regulatory or certification considerations 

Units of competency in this qualification do not require a licence or certification.

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
  • reading and interpreting workplace documentation, such as work instructions, Standard Operating Procedures and workplace memorandums
  • interpreting customer needs, for example, product specifications
  • using mathematical skills, such as time, weights and temperature
  • 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

  • developing practical solutions to workplace problems, such as OH&S issues
  • solving problems, either individually or in teams, for example, reporting malfunctioning equipment, to ensure that the problem is appropriately addressed
  • using numeracy skills to solve problems, for example, adjusting temperatures

Initiative and enterprise

  • adapting to new situations, such as change of species or introduction of new equipment
  • identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others, for example, making changes to allocation of work tasks to speed up production

Planning and organising

  • collecting, analysing and organising information, such as work instructions or Standard Operating Procedures
  • using basic business systems for planning and organising, for example, production schedules and customer specifications
  • managing time and priorities, such as work times and 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

  • 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
  • demonstrating skilled use of workplace technology, such as knives
  • applying OH&S requirements when using technology

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

  • complete all six core units of competency
  • complete a minimum of two elective units of competency to a minimum value of thirty points.

Up to three units may be substituted with units selected from another Certificate III or IV qualification in this Training Package, or another Training Package or accredited course. The selected units must be relevant to the nominated meat processing job and must not duplicate units already contained in the qualification. Units selected will be worth 2 points.

Qualification structure 

Core units 

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

MTMCOR203B

Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements

4

MTMCOR206A

Overview the meat industry

2

Elective units 

MTMG300A

Overview wild game meat industry

2

MTMP3067A

Prepare and despatch meat products

8

MTMG301A

Operate a game harvesting vehicle

3

MTMP3074B

Perform carcase Meat Hygiene Assessment

2

MTMG302A

Eviscerate, inspect and tag wild game carcase in the field

3

MTMP3075B

Perform process monitoring for Meat Hygiene Assessment

2

MTMG303A

Receive and inspect wild game carcases from the field

3

MTMP3076B

Perform boning room Meat Hygiene Assessment

2

MTMG304A

Receive and inspect wild game carcases at a processing plant

3

MTMP3077B

Perform offal Meat Hygiene Assessment

2

MTMG305A

Store wild game carcase

3

MTMP3081C

Operate batch cooker

8

MTMG306A

Use firearms to harvest wild game

3

MTMP3082C

Operate continuous cooker

7

MTMP3001D

Stun animal

4

MTMP3083C

Operate press

5

MTMP3002C

Stick and bleed animal

4

MTMP3084C

Operate wet rendering process

10

MTMP3004A

Assess effective stunning and bleeding

2

MTMP3085C

Monitor boiler operations

4

MTMP3005A

Monitor the effective operations of electrical stimulation

2

MTMP3086C

Operate tallow processing plant

6

MTMP3006C

Rod weasand

2

MTMP3087C

Operate blood processing plant

6

MTMP3007C

Seal weasand

1

MTMP3088C

Produce rendered products hygienically

6

MTMP3008C

Ring bung

4

MTMP3089C

Render edible products

2

MTMP3009C

Seal bung

2

MTMP3090B

Implement a Quality Assurance program for rendering plant

4

MTMP3010A

Split carcase

4

MTMP3095B

Grade beef carcases using Meat Standards Australia standards

3

MTMP3011C

Overview legging operation

1

MTMP3099B

Use standard product descriptions - sheep/goats

2

MTMP3012C

Make first leg opening cuts

4

MTMP3100B

Use standard product descriptions - beef

2

MTMP3013C

Make second leg opening cuts

3

MTMP3101B

Use standard product descriptions - pork

2

MTMP3014C

Perform legging on small stock

4

MTMP3102B

Provide coaching

3

MTMP3015A

Bone neck

3

MTMP3103B

Provide mentoring

3

MTMP3016B

Perform 'Y' cut

2

MTMP3104B

Use standard product descriptions - kangaroos

2

MTMP3017A

Skin head

4

MTMP3105A

Follow and implement an established work plan

3

MTMP3021C

Explain opening cuts

1

MTMP3107B

Perform manual chemical lean testing

2

MTMP3022C

Perform flanking cuts

6

MTMP3108A

Overview of the NLIS for sheep and goats

2

MTMP3023C

Perform brisket cuts

4

MTMP3109A

Overview of the NLIS program utilising RFIDs

2

MTMP3024C

Perform rumping cuts

4

MTMP3110A

Manage NLIS data for livestock in lairage

2

MTMP3025C

Perform rosette cuts

4

MTMP3111A

Manage NLIS data for sheep and goats in lairage

2

MTMP3026C

Perform midline cuts

4

MTMP3112A

Manage NLIS for direct purchase of stock identified with an RFID

2

MTMP3031C

Scald and de-hair carcase

4

MTMP3113A

Manage NLIS for direct purchase of sheep or goats

2

MTMP3032C

Operate pelt puller

4

MTMP3114A

Manage NLIS data for saleyard purchase of livestock

2

MTMP3033C

Operate hide puller

6

MTMP3115A

Manage NLIS data for saleyard purchase of sheep or goats

2

MTMP3034C

Remove pelt manually

6

MTMP3116A

Manage, report and upload NLIS slaughter data from RFIDs

4

MTMP3036C

Bed dress carcase

16

MTMP3117A

Manage, report and upload mob based NLIS data for sheep and goats

2

MTMP3037C

Eviscerate animal carcase

8

MTMP3118A

Conduct start up procedures and pre-operational checks on slaughter floor NLIS data equipment

2

MTMP3038C

Operate brisket cutter/saw

4

MTMP3119A

Manage NLIS data from RFIDs on the slaughter floor

4

MTMP3039D

Eviscerate wild game field shot carcase

4

MTMP3120A

Prepare a kill sheet

2

MTMP3041C

Backdown pig carcase

2

MTMP3121A

Undertake pre-slaughter checks of NVDs and PICs for NLIS for sheep and goats

2

MTMP3042C

Prepare head for inspection

4

MTMP3122A

Undertake pre-slaughter checks of NVDs, PICs and RFIDs

2

MTMP3043B

Operate air knife

2

MTMP403B

Oversee plant compliance with the Australian Standards for meat processing

3

MTMP3044B

Drop sock and pull shoulder pelt

3

MTMP411B

Inspect wild game meat

3

MTMP3045B

Undertake retain rail

2

MTMP412A

Inspect poultry

3

MTMP3046A

Prepare and present viscera for inspection

2

MTMP413A

Inspect ratites

3

MTMP3052C

Bone small stock carcase - leg

10

MTMPS300A

Assess product in chillers

8

MTMP3054C

Slice and trim leg - small stock

10

MTMPS415A

Conduct an internal audit of a documented program

3

MTMP3055C

Bone large stock carcase - forequarter

15

BSBFLM312C

Contribute to team effectiveness

3

MTMP3056C

Bone large stock carcase - hindquarter

15

MSL904001A

Perform standard calibrations

2

MTMP3057C

Slice and trim large stock - forequarter

15

MSL922001A

Record and present data

2

MTMP3058C

Slice and trim large stock - hindquarter

15

MSL933001A

Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose

3

MTMP3059C

Break carcase using a bandsaw

15

MSL952002A

Handle and transport samples or equipment

3

MTMP3060C

Operate leg-boning machine

10

MSL954001A

Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan

3

MTMP3061C

Operate trunk boning machine

10

MSL973001A

Perform basic tests

3

MTMP3062B

Bone small stock carcase - shoulder

10

MSL973002A

Prepare working solutions

3

MTMP3063B

Bone small stock carcase - middle

10

MSL973003A

Prepare culture media

3

MTMP3064B

Slice small stock carcase - shoulder

10

MSL973004A

Perform aseptic techniques

3

MTMP3065B

Slice small stock carcase – middle

10

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

3

MTMP3066B

Bone carcase using mechanical aids (large stock)

15

Units with prerequisite units

Units with prerequisite units 

The following units from this qualification contain prerequisite units.

Unit

Prerequisite

MTMG302A Eviscerate, inspect and tag wild game carcase in the field

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3002C Stick and bleed animal

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3007C Seal weasand

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3008C Ring bung

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3012C Make first leg opening cuts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3011C Overview legging operation

MTMP3013C Make second leg opening cuts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3011C Overview legging operation

MTMP3014C Perform legging on small stock

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3011C Overview legging operation

MTMP3015A Bone neck

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3016B Perform ‘Y’ cut

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3017A Skin head

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3021C Explain opening cuts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

or

MTMP3043B Operate air knife

MTMP3022C Perform flanking cuts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3023C Perform brisket cuts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3021C Explain opening cuts

MTMP3024C Perform rumping cuts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3021C Explain opening cuts

MTMP3025C Perform rosette cuts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3021C Explain opening cuts

MTMP3026C Perform midline cuts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3021C Explain opening cuts

MTMP3031C Scald and de-hair carcase

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3033C Operate hide puller

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

or

MTMP3043B Operate air knife

MTMP3034C Remove pelt manually

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3036C Bed dress carcase

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3037C Eviscerate animal carcase

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3039C Eviscerate game shot carcase

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3041C Backdown pig carcase

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3042C Prepare head for inspection

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3044B Drop sock and pull shoulder pelt

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3045B Undertake retain rail

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3046A Prepare and present viscera for inspection

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3052C Bone small stock carcase - leg

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3054C Slice and trim leg - small stock

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3055C Bone large stock carcase - forequarter

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3056C Bone large stock carcase - hindquarter

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3057C Slice and trim large stock forequarter

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3058C Slice and trim large stock hindquarter

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3059C Break carcase using a bandsaw

MTMPR201C Prepare and operate bandsaw

MTMP3061C Operate trunk boning machine

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3062B Bone small stock carcase - shoulder

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3063B Bone small stock carcase - middle

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3064B Slice small stock carcase - shoulder

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3065B Slice small stock carcase - middle

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3066B Bone carcase using mechanical aids (large stock)

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3074B Perform carcase Meat Hygiene Assessment

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3110A Manage NLIS data for livestock in lairage

MTMP3109A Overview of the NLIS program utilising RFIDs

MTMP3111A Manage NLIS data for sheep and goats in lairage

MTMP3108A Overview of the NLIS for sheep and goats

MTMP3112A Manage NLIS for direct purchase of stock identified with an RFID

MTMP3109A Overview of the NLIS program utilising RFIDs

MTMP3113A Manage NLIS for direct purchase of sheep or goats

MTMP3108A Overview of the NLIS for sheep and goats

MTMP3114A Manage NLIS data for saleyard purchase of livestock

MTMP3109A Overview of the NLIS program utilising RFIDs

MTMP3115A Manage NLIS for saleyard purchase of sheep or goats

MTMP3108A Overview of the NLIS for sheep and goats

MTMP3116A Manage, report and upload NLIS slaughter data from RFIDs

MTMP3109A Overview of the NLIS program utilising RFIDs

MTMP3117A Manage, report and upload mob based NLIS data for sheep and goats

MTMP3108A Overview of the NLIS for sheep and goats

MTMP3118A Conduct start up procedures and pre-operational checks on slaughter floor NLIS data equipment

MTMP3109A Overview of the NLIS program utilising RFIDs

MTMP3119A Manage NLIS data from RFIDs on the slaughter floor

MTMP3109A Overview of the NLIS program utilising RFIDs

MTMP3120A Prepare a kill sheet

MTMP3108A Overview of the NLIS for sheep and goats

MTMP3109A Overview of the NLIS program utilising RFIDs

MTMP3121A Undertake pre-slaughter checks of NVDs and PICs for NLIS for sheep and goats

MTMP3108A Overview of the NLIS for sheep and goats

MTMP3122A Undertake pre-slaughter checks of NVDs, PICs and RFIDs

MTMP3109A Overview of the NLIS program utilising RFIDs

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