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Certificate II in Meat Processing (Abattoirs)

MTM20111
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Average Duration: 1 Year

This qualification covers work activities undertaken by workers commencing work in an abattoir.

This qualification may be suitable for use in a pre-vocational or VET in Schools program. However, schools will need to take into consideration the substantial amount of on-the-job training required in this qualification, as well as the risks associated with work in an abattoir, including:

  • Q-fever and other zoontoic diseases
  • the use of knives
  • the demanding physical nature of some positions
  • proximity to machinery
  • use of automatic machinery.
  • Job roles

    Job role titles covered by this qualification may include:

  • stockyard or lairage labourer
  • slaughter floor labourer
  • carcase trimmer
  • packer
  • offal room labourer
  • tripe room labourer
  • loadout operator
  • skin shed labourer
  • fellmongerer
  • by-products labourer
  • meat processing cleaner
  • field harvester of wild game
  • livestock handler in lairage.
  • These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate II in Meat Processing (Abattoirs)

    94.4%

    Satisfied with the training
    81.8%

    Received job-related
    benefits from training
    Meat Process Worker (ANZSCO code 831311)
    Expected job openings
    Expected job openings are: below average Low Below average Average Above average High
    Below average
    16,400 persons were employed as Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers in 2014. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 5,001 and 10,000.
    Average weekly full time earnings
    Average weekly full time earnings are: low Low Below average Average Above average High
    Low
    Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers are: $850. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,152
    Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers visit Job Outlook
    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

    1. ACT
    2. NSW
    3. NT
    4. QLD
    5. SA
    6. TAS
    7. VIC
    For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
    This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories

    1. ACT
    2. NSW
    3. NT
    4. QLD
    5. SA
    6. TAS
    7. VIC

    For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

    Packaging Rules

  • complete all six core units of competency
  • complete a minimum of three elective units of competency, to a minimum value of twenty points.
  • Units with a value of up to fifteen points can be selected from a Certificate III in Meat Processing qualification in Slaughtering, Boning Room, Rendering, General or Meat Safety.

    A maximum of four units can be selected from other Certificate II level qualifications in this Training Package, or from another Training Package or accredited course. Units selected must be relevant to the identified job role and must not duplicate units already contained within the qualification. Units selected will be worth 2 points.

    Qualification structure

    Core units

    Identifying with the industry

    MTMCOR201A

    Maintain personal equipment

    2

    MTMCOR204A

    Follow safe work policies and procedures

    4

    MTMCOR202A

    Apply hygiene and sanitation practices

    4

    MTMCOR205A

    Communicate in the workplace

    4

    MTMCOR203A

    Apply Quality Assurance practices

    4

    MTMCOR206A

    Overview the meat industry

    2

    Elective units

    Handle animals

    MTMP2002C

    Prepare animals for slaughter

    4

    MTMP2009B

    Unload livestock

    1

    MTMP2004B

    Feed race

    1

    MTMP2011C

    Identify animals using electronic systems

    2

    MTMP2005B

    Restrain animal

    1

    AHCLSK205A

    Handle livestock using basic techniques

    3

    MTMP2010A

    Apply animal welfare and handling requirements*

    4

    AHCLSK212A

    Ride horses to carry out stock work

    5

    MTMP2007B

    Perform emergency kill

    2

    AHCLSK324A

    Care for and train working dogs

    3

    MTMP2008A

    Assess, purchase and transport calves

    5

    Prepare the carcase

    MTMP2012C

    Shackle animal

    2

    MTMP2023C

    Remove brisket wool

    1

    MTMP2013C

    Operate electrical stimulator

    1

    MTMP2024C

    Prepare hide/pelt for removal

    2

    MTMP2014C

    Remove head

    1

    MTMP2025B

    Bag tail

    1

    MTMP2015C

    Cut hocks

    1

    MTMP2026B

    Remove and record tag

    1

    MTMP2016C

    Mark brisket

    1

    MTMP2027B

    Seal or drain urinary tract

    1

    MTMP2018C

    Complete changeover operation

    1

    MTMP2028B

    Singe carcase

    1

    MTMP2020C

    Trim pig pre-evisceration

    4

    MTMP2029B

    Shave carcase

    1

    MTMP2021C

    Number carcase and head

    1

    MTMP2030B

    Flush carcase

    2

    MTMP2022C

    Punch pelts

    2

    Operate mechanical aids

    MTMP2031C

    Operate scalding/de-hairing equipment

    4

    MTMP2043C

    Operate sterivac equipment

    2

    MTMP2032C

    Operate whizzard knife

    2

    MTMP2044B

    De-rind meat cuts

    2

    MTMP2033C

    Operate rise and fall platform

    1

    MTMP2045B

    De-nude meat cuts

    2

    MTMP2034C

    Operate vacuum blood collection process

    2

    MTMP2046B

    Operate rib puller

    1

    MTMP2035C

    Operate nose roller

    2

    MTMP2047B

    Operate frenching machine

    1

    MTMP2036C

    Operate pneumatic cutter

    1

    MTMP2048B

    Operate cubing machine

    1

    MTMP2037C

    Operate circular saw

    1

    MTMP2049B

    Cure and corn product in a meat processing plant

    2

    MTMP2038C

    Prepare carcase and equipment for hide/pelt puller

    1

    MTMP2050B

    Operate head splitter

    1

    MTMP2039C

    Operate tenderiser

    1

    MTMP2058B

    Operate jaw breaker

    1

    MTMP2040C

    Operate mincer

    2

    MTMPR201C

    Prepare and operate bandsaw

    2

    MTMP2042C

    Operate new technology or process

    2

    MTMSR201C

    Prepare and slice meat cuts

    1

    Trim carcase

    MTMPSR203A

    Sharpen knives

    4

    MTMP2054C

    Inspect hindquarter and remove contamination

    2

    MTMP2051C

    Trim neck

    2

    MTMP2055C

    Inspect forequarter and remove contamination

    2

    MTMP2052C

    Trim forequarter to specification

    2

    MTMP2057B

    Remove spinal cord

    2

    MTMP2053C

    Trim hindquarter to specification

    2

    Despatch carcase from slaughter floor

    MTMP2061C

    Grade carcase

    8

    MTMP2065C

    Label and stamp carcase

    2

    MTMP2062C

    Weigh carcase

    2

    MTMP2066C

    Wash carcase

    1

    MTMP2063C

    Operate semi-automatic tagging machine

    4

    MTMP2067B

    Operate a decontamination unit

    1

    MTMP2064C

    Measure fat

    2

    MTMP2068B

    Remove tenderloin

    2

    Pack meat products

    MTMP2071C

    Inspect meat for defects

    4

    MTMP2075C

    Pack meat products

    6

    MTMP2072C

    Assemble and prepare cartons

    2

    MTMP2082C

    Operate carton scales

    2

    MTMP2074C

    Identify cuts and specifications

    6

    Operate packaging machinery

    MTMP2081C

    Operate carton sealing machine

    2

    MTMPS203C

    Operate scales and semi-automatic labelling machinery

    8

    MTMP2083C

    Operate strapping machine

    2

    MTMPSR201C

    Vacuum pack product

    5

    MTMP2084C

    Operate carton-forming machine

    2

    MTMS206C

    Package product using gas-flushing process

    2

    MTMP2085C

    Operate automatic CL determination machine

    2

    MTMS208C

    Operate metal detection unit

    1

    MTMP2086B

    Operate bag forming equipment

    1

    Dress head

    MTMP2091C

    Assess dentition

    1

    MTMP2094C

    Bone head

    4

    MTMP2092C

    Drop tongue

    1

    MTMP2095C

    Remove cheek meat

    2

    MTMP2093C

    Wash head

    1

    MTMP2096C

    Bar head and remove cheek meat

    2

    Process offal

    MTMP2116B

    Process offal

    6

    MTMP2118B

    Overview offal processing*

    2

    MTMP2117B

    Process runners

    6

    Perform tripe processing operations

    MTMP2121C

    Prepare and trim honeycomb

    3

    MTMP2125C

    Process small stock tripe

    2

    MTMP2122C

    Recover mountain chain

    3

    MTMP2126C

    Process bibles

    2

    MTMP2123C

    Further process tripe

    3

    MTMP2127B

    Process maws

    2

    MTMP2124C

    Trim processed tripe

    2

    MTMP2175C

    Process paunch

    4

    Loadout product

    MTMP2132C

    Loadout meat product

    4

    MTMP2135C

    Locate storage areas and product

    2

    MTMP2133C

    Store carcase product

    2

    MTMP2136C

    Complete re-pack operation

    4

    MTMP2134C

    Store carton product

    2

    MTMP2137B

    Bag carcase

    1

    Process offal on slaughter floor

    MTMP2102C

    Process thick skirts

    1

    MTMP2145C

    Separate and tie runners

    1

    MTMP2115C

    Process thin skirts

    1

    MTMP2147C

    Recover thin skirts

    2

    MTMP2141C

    Overview offal processing on slaughter floor*

    2

    MTMP2148B

    Remove thick skirts

    1

    MTMP2143C

    Separate offal

    2

    MTMP2149B

    Remove flares

    1

    MTMP2144C

    Trim offal fat

    1

    MTMP2150B

    Recover offal

    4

    Process animal covering

    MTMP2151C

    Overview hide/pelt/skin processing*

    2

    MTMP2155C

    Despatch hide or skin

    4

    MTMP2152C

    Trim hide or skin

    4

    MTMP2156B

    Treat hides chemically

    2

    MTMP2153C

    Salt hide or skin

    4

    MTMP2157B

    Chill/ice hides

    2

    MTMP2154C

    Grade hide or skin

    6

    MTMP2158B

    Crop pelts

    2

    Operate fellmongering process

    MTMP2161C

    Overview fellmongering operations*

    2

    MTMP2165C

    Perform sweating operation on fellmongered skins

    3

    MTMP2162C

    Chemically treat skins for fellmongering process

    2

    MTMP2166C

    Perform skin fleshing operation

    3

    MTMP2163C

    Prepare chemicals for fellmongering process

    3

    MTMP2167C

    Skirt and weigh fellmongered wool

    2

    MTMP2164C

    Operate wool drier and press

    3

    MTMP2168B

    Operate wool puller

    3

    Dispose of condemned carcase

    MTMP2171C

    Dispose of condemned carcase*

    1

    MTMP2173C

    Eviscerate condemned carcase

    2

    MTMP2172C

    Skin condemned carcase

    4

    Process by-products

    MTMP2176C

    Process slink by-products

    10

    MTMP2178B

    Skin slinks

    2

    MTMP2177C

    Process pet meat

    4

    MTMP2179B

    Process blood

    2

    Render product

    MTMP2181C

    Overview rendering process*

    2

    MTMP2185C

    Operate waste recovery systems

    3

    MTMP2182C

    Operate hogger

    4

    MTMP2186C

    Pack and despatch rendered products

    4

    MTMP2183C

    Operate blow line

    4

    MTMP2187C

    Break down and bone carcase for pet meat or rendering

    4

    MTMP2184C

    Operate meat meal mill

    4

    MTMP2188C

    Operate air filtration system

    4

    Clean work area

    MTMP2192B

    Clean carcase hanging equipment

    4

    MTMPS201C

    Clean work area during operations

    4

    Clean after operations

    MTMP2196C

    Overview cleaning program*

    2

    MTMPS205C

    Clean chillers

    2

    MTMP2193B

    Clean amenities and grounds

    2

    CPPCLO3020A

    Clean using pressure washing

    1

    MTMP2197C

    Clean after operations - boning room

    4

    CPPCLO3036A

    Clean at high levels

    1

    MTMP2198C

    Clean after operations - slaughter floor

    4

    CPPCLO2035A

    Maintain cleaning storage areas

    2

    Operate vehicle

    MTMP2201C

    Transport food

    4

    AHCMOM212A

    Operate quad bikes

    2

    MTMPS206C

    Operate forklift in a specific workplace

    6

    TLID3020A

    Care for livestock in transit

    6

    AHCMOM202A

    Operate tractors

    2

    Maintain records

    MTMPS204C

    Maintain production records

    10

    General

    MTMPSR202B

    Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

    2

    NWP262A

    Monitor and report wastewater treatment processes

    2

    HLTFA301C

    Apply first aid

    2

    NWP263A

    Operate and maintain wastewater treatment plant and equipment

    8

    NWP208A

    Perform basic wastewater tests

    2

    * Units marked with an asterisk (*) must be undertaken with at least one other unit from the same section.

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Abattoir Labourer
    Abattoir Packer
    Abattoir Stock Handler
    Hide Processor
    Loadout Operator
    Offal Processor
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Agriculture
    Farming
    Food Processing Industry
    Livestock
    Meat Processing



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    Student outcomes for Certificate II in Meat Processing (Abattoirs)

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate II in Meat Processing (Abattoirs)

    Data not available for this course
    Labourers
    86.7 %

    Factory Process Workers

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Labourers
    93.3%
    Labourers
    Average salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $28,700

    $35,700


    Destination
    after training
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    Employed or in further study after training (%) 75.0 80.4 77.2
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    61.1
    50.0
    -
     
    65
    30.1
    34.4
     
    58.3
    29.2
    28.1
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    0.0
    -
    -
     
    5.1
    16.5
    14.8
     
    5
    21.7
    15.9
    Satisfied with the training (%) 94.4 87.2 88.9
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) 81.8 71.5 69.3
    Received personal benefits from training (%) 94.3 91.8 93.9
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 86.8 81.5 74.8
    Recommend the training to other (%) 96.3 91.1 89.5

    Employment
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    Average salary (Full-time) ($) - 28 700 35 700
    Top Occupations (%):
    Labourers
     
    93.3
     
    27.8
     
    23.8
    Top Industries (%):
    Manufacturing
     
    93.3
     
    28.9
     
    15

    Employment
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    Employed after training (%) - 84.6 84.5
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 31 100 36 800
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 35.4 42.4
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 86.8 88.6
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 88.5 80

    Employment
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    Employed after training (%) - 40 33.5
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 27 400 34 300
    Enrolled in further study ($) 22.2* 38.2 43.6
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 88.5 89.5
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 73.2 70.1

    Please Note:
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    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
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    Manufacturing
    93.3
    Manufacturing
    Australian Meat Industry

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