Unit of competency details

AMPA2073 - Operate carton scales (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MTMP2082C - Operate carton scalesThis unit is equivalent to MTMP2082C Operate carton scales. 03/Aug/2016


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  17/Nov/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AMPv2.0

Initial release

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to weigh carton meat, record carton details and check the meat cuts against the product description on the carton in accordance with workplace requirements.

This unit is applicable to workers in a registered meat processing premises such as an abattoir (offal room, tripe room, boning room), food service operations, smallgoods factory, wholesale butchery, game meat processing establishment or pet food premises.

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

Nil.

Unit Sector

Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

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 all scales regularly according to operational procedures and regulatory requirements to ensure weights are accurate

1.2 Check scales to ensure they read zero after taring

1.3 Notify appropriate personnel if scales are not accurate

2. Test weights

2.1 Combine clean 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 regulatory and workplace requirements

3. Record check measure

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

3.2 Verify results according to workplace requirements

4. Weigh carton

4.1 Weigh carton and read weight

4.2 Check net weight of carton to ensure compliance with workplace requirements and customer specifications

4.3 Record weight of carton where this forms part of work instruction

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 MTMP2082C Operate carton scales.

Links

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

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AMPv2.0

Initial release

Performance Evidence

The candidate must weigh carton meat, record carton details and check the meat cuts against the product description on the carton in accordance with workplace requirements.

The candidate must:

  • weigh cartons accurately
  • check carton contents against product description
  • accurately complete scales records
  • use correct scale check procedure
  • identify specific scales problems and specify the action required to maintain weighing standards
  • report equipment faults to supervisor
  • apply relevant workplace health and safety requirements
  • use communication skills relevant to work instructions

Knowledge Evidence

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

  • consequences of incorrect operation of scales
  • enterprise and regulatory requirements for operating and testing scales
  • relevant workplace health and safety requirements

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must occur in the workplace under normal production conditions.

Competency must be demonstrated at normal chain speed.

As a minimum, the 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.

Links

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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