Unit of competency details

AMPA3003 - Assess effective stunning and bleeding (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MTMP3004A - Assess effective stunning and bleedingThis unit is equivalent to MTMP3004A Assess effective stunning and bleeding 03/Aug/2016


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Classifications

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

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AMPv2.0

Initial release

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the humane and effective stunning and slaughter of animals.

This Unit is applicable to the assessment of the effectiveness of stunning and bleeding in a slaughtering establishment. The training would normally be undertaken by Quality Assurance officers and supervisors who monitor the humane slaughtering of animals.

This Unit will fulfil the importing country requirements for meat processing establishments exporting to the European Union, and meets the European Union Regulation EC 1099/2009 training requirements for the assessment of effective stunning and bleeding.

All work should be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, customer requirements and product specifications.

This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work including limited responsibility for the work of others. They provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable problems.

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. Assess the effective stunning of an animal prior to bleeding

1.1 Check animal for an effective stun prior to bleeding

1.2 Take corrective action when effective stun is not achieved

1.3 Keep records of the assessment of effective stunning according to workplace requirements

1.4 Assess stunning against the applicable work instruction and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure it is effective and humane

2. Check for bleed chain insensibility

2.1 Check animals for insensibility on the bleed chain

2.2 Immediately report signs of sensibility and take immediate corrective action

2.3 Keep records of the assessment of effective stunning and bleeding according to workplace requirements

2.4 Assess bleeding against the applicable work instruction and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure it is effective and humane

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 MTMP3004A Assess effective stunning and bleeding.

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 assess the humane and effective stunning and slaughter of animals.

The candidate must:

  • assess effectiveness of animal stunning in accordance with workplace and regulatory requirements
  • record assessment of bleed chain insensibility according to the workplace requirements
  • identify the causes of bleed chain insensibility
  • read and interpret electronic data (where applicable)
  • monitor bleed chain insensibility according to workplace requirements
  • implement procedures if stun or bleeding is not effective
  • record monitoring and assessment results of stunning and or bleed chain insensibilities
  • report stunning and bleeding failures
  • apply relevant regulatory and work place requirements
  • apply communication and mathematical skills relevant to work instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • follow workplace health and safety procedures

Knowledge Evidence

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

  • methods of stunning and their application
  • animal welfare requirements including importing country requirements where appropriate
  • purpose of stunning animal
  • the indicators of an effective stun
  • signs of an ineffective stun
  • animal welfare implications of ineffective stunning and bleeding
  • workplace and regulatory requirements for monitoring stunning
  • the causes of ineffective stunning and bleeding
  • signs of bleed chain insensibility
  • procedures for the assessment of stunning
  • procedures for the assessment of bleed chain insensibility
  • workplace and regulatory requirements for monitoring bleed chain insensibility
  • workplace health and safety consequences of not achieving an effective stun
  • impact of ineffective restraining and stunning on product quality
  • relevant regulatory requirements
  • corrective actions for an ineffective stun

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be performed in an operating abattoir or knackery, at production 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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