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MTMSS00001 - Animal Welfare Officer Skill Set (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 20/Apr/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced22/Jul/2011

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to AMPSS00001 - Animal Welfare Officer Skill SetThis Skill Set is equivalent to MTMSS00001 Animal Welfare Officer Skill Set. 03/Aug/2016

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Modification History


TP Version 




MTMP2006A Apply animal welfare and handling requirements updated to MTMP2010A Apply animal welfare and handling requirements

MTMP410A Oversee humane handling of animals updated to MTMP414A Oversee humane handling of animals

Minor changes to Target Group, Pathways Information and Suggested Words for Statement of Attainment to broaden the application of the Skill Set



Initial release


Not Applicable

Pathways Information

The units of competency comprising the Animal Welfare Officer Skill Set are drawn from AQF levels II and IV in the meat industry qualifications, and can be counted towards these qualifications and qualifications from other Training Packages, where this is in accordance with the qualification requirements.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No occupational licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this Skill Set.

Skill Set Requirements

Unit Code 

Unit Title 


Apply animal welfare and handling requirements


Oversee humane handling of animals

Target Group

Typically the Animal Welfare Officer is a company employee who manages the company's animal welfare team and therefore is able to:

  • understand and articulate the regulatory and technical issues associated with animal welfare
  • represent the company with regard to the approach taken to address animal welfare issues
  • influence company policies, procedures, training regimes, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Quality Assurance (QA) documentation as they relate to procedures impacting on animal welfare
  • review, as part of their duties, the results of the routine monitoring of procedures impacting on animal welfare
  • review the results of internal and external audits to assess the performance of the company in relation to animal welfare
  • oversee the implementation of corrective actions and preventative measures
  • monitor the effectiveness of corrective actions and preventative measures
  • implement animal welfare assessment criteria and perform an abattoir animal welfare assessment
  • recognise operative training needs and implement training for animal handlers

Suggested words for Statement of Attainment

This Skill Set from the MTM11 Australian Meat Industry Training Package meets the industry requirements for managing animal welfare.

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