Unit of competency details

MTMP2156B - Treat hides chemically (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 22/Jul/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to AMPA2133 - Treat hides chemicallyThis unit is equivalent to MTMP2156B Treat hides chemically 03/Aug/2016
Supersedes MTMP2156A - Treat hides chemically 21/Jul/2011

Training packages that include this unit

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 07/Aug/2012 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to treat hides coming off a slaughter floor prior to despatch.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit is applicable to workers at an abattoir required to treat hides with chemicals.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite units 

Nil

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Treat hides  chemically

1.1. Hides are treated chemically according to the work instructions.

1.2. Hides are monitored for contamination  and corrective action is taken, where part of work instructions.

1.3. Hides are treated chemically according to workplace  and Occupational Health and Safety (OH &S ) requirements .

1.4. Hides are stored after treatment in accordance with workplace requirements.

1.5. Chemical concentrations are monitored according to work instructions.

1.6. Waste water disposal is monitored according to workplace requirements.

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

Ability to:

  • treat hides according to work instructions
  • inspect hides for contamination, where applicable
  • apply relevant regulatory requirements 
  • monitor chemicals and reservoir levels to be used in treating the hides
  • store hides according to workplace requirements
  • work effectively as an individual and as part of a team
  • take action to improve own work performance as a result of self-evaluation, feedback from others, or in response to changed work practices or technology
  • treat hides safely according to workplace OH&S procedures

Required knowledge 

Knowledge of:

  • OH&S requirements when treating hides
  • OH&S hazards when treating hides
  • purpose of treating hides with chemicals
  • work instructions for treating hides
  • relevant regulatory requirements
  • environmental issues and requirements when treating hides chemically
  • storage requirements for hides after treatment

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

The meat industry has specific and clear requirements for evidence. A minimum of three forms of evidence is required to demonstrate competency in the meat industry. This is specifically designed to provide evidence that covers the demonstration in the workplace of all aspects of competency over time.

These requirements are in addition to the requirements for valid, current, authentic and sufficient evidence.

Three forms of evidence means three different kinds of evidence - not three pieces of the same kind. In practice it will mean that most of the unit is covered twice. This increases the legitimacy of the evidence.

All assessment must be conducted against Australian meat industry standards and regulations.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Competency must be demonstrated at normal chain speed of production.

Context of , and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment should be conducted in an operating plant.

Method of assessment 

Recommended methods of assessment include:

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

Assessment practices should take into account any relevant language or cultural issues related to Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander, gender, or language backgrounds other than English. Language and literacy demands of the assessment task should not be higher than those of the work role.

Guidance information for assessment 

A current list of resources for this Unit of Competency is available from MINTRAC www .mintrac .com .au  or telephone 1800 817 462.

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Contaminants  may include:

  • abscess
  • blood
  • disease damage (such as Ovine Johne's Disease, Bovine Johne's Disease etc)
  • fat
  • ingesta
  • tumour.

Workplace  requirements may include:

  • enterprise-specific requirements
  • OH&S requirements
  • Quality Assurance (QA) requirements
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • the ability to perform the task to production requirements
  • work instructions.

OH &S requirements  may include:

  • enterprise OH&S policies, procedures and programs
  • OH&S legal requirements
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include:
  • coats and aprons
  • ear plugs or muffs
  • eye and facial protection
  • head-wear
  • lifting assistance
  • mesh aprons
  • protective boot covers
  • protective hand and arm covering
  • protective head and hair covering
  • uniforms
  • waterproof clothing
  • work, safety or waterproof footwear
  • requirements set out in standards and codes of practice.

Regulatory requirements  may include:

  • Export Control Act
  • hygiene and sanitation requirements
  • relevant regulations
  • requirements set out in AS 4696:2007 Australian Standard for Hygienic Production and Transportation of Meat and Meat Products for Human Consumption.

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