Unit of competency details

AMPA2061 - Weigh carcase (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 04/Aug/2016

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to MTMP2062C - Weigh carcaseThis unit is equivalent to MTMP2062C Weigh carcase. 03/Aug/2016

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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 110105 Butchery 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 110105 Butchery 17/Nov/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History


TP Version




Initial release


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to weigh a carcase.

This unit is applicable to workers weighing carcases in abattoirs, boning rooms, game processing establishments and knackeries.

All work should be carried out to comply with workplace and hygiene requirements.

This unit applies to individuals who work under general supervision, exercise limited autonomy and have some accountability for their own work.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit must be delivered and assessed in the context of Australian meat processing standards and regulations.

Pre-requisite Unit


Unit Sector

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Check scales

1.1 Check scales regularly according to operational procedures and state/territory regulations to ensure hot weights are accurate

1.2 Check scales to ensure they read zero after taring

1.3 Notify appropriate personnel in accordance with work instructions if scales are inaccurate

2. Test weights

2.1 Combine lean and undamaged mass to determine maximum operational weight for production

2.2 Record scale readings at a minimum of two increments to ensure scales are checked accurately

2.3 Certify test weights in accordance with state regulations and workplace requirements

3. Record check measure

3.1 Accurately record all results of checking measures according to workplace requirements

3.2 Verify results according to workplace requirements

4. Operate carcase scales

4.1 Weigh carcases according to workplace requirements

4.2 Record weights according to workplace requirements

4.3 Tag and label carcases according to workplace and regulatory requirements

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Unit Mapping Information

This unit is equivalent to MTMP2062C Weigh carcase.


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Assessment requirements

Modification History


TP Version




Initial release

Performance Evidence

The candidate must weigh a carcase.

The candidate must:

  • weigh carcases and accurately complete scales records
  • demonstrate the correct scale check procedure
  • report equipment faults to supervisor
  • record and report recorded weights information
  • use communication skills relevant to work instructions

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate a basic factual, technical and procedural knowledge of:

  • concept of tare
  • regulatory requirements of checking scales and weighing carcases
  • scale problems that can be encountered and the action required to maintain weighing standards
  • possible problems for the scales operation and the appropriate corrective action
  • weights recording process and where applicable the reporting process on the information gathered
  • workplace health and safety requirements in relation to weighing process

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must occur in the workplace under normal working conditions.

Competency must be demonstrated under normal production conditions.

As a minimum, thee following three forms of assessment must be used:

  • quiz of underpinning knowledge
  • workplace demonstration
  • workplace referee or third-party report of performance over time

Assessors must satisfy the current standards for RTOs.


Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5e2e56b7-698f-4822-84bb-25adbb8443a7

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