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Certificate III in Meat Processing (General)

MTM30611
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This qualification covers work activities undertaken by workers in meat processing plants who are working in the areas of Quality Assurance or the laboratory.

Job roles

Job role titles covered by this qualification may include:

  • Quality Assurance officer
  • meat processing laboratory assistant
  • game harvester
  • game depot manager
  • pre-dressing game inspector
  • supervisor and leading hand
  • on-floor trainer.
  • These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Certificate III in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services'

    87.4%

    Satisfied with the training
    81.8%

    Received job-related
    benefits from training
    Butcher Or Smallgoods Maker (ANZSCO code 351211)
    Expected job openings
    Expected job openings are: average Low Below average Average Above average High
    Average
    21,300 persons were employed as Butchers and Smallgoods Makers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 10,001 and 25,000.
    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 Butchers and Smallgoods Makers are: $900. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
    Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Butchers and Smallgoods Makers 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 two elective units of competency to a minimum value of thirty points.
  • Up to three units may be substituted with units selected from another Certificate III or IV qualification in this Training Package, or another Training Package or accredited course. The selected units must be relevant to the nominated meat processing job and must not duplicate units already contained in the qualification. Units selected will be worth 2 points.

    Qualification structure

    Core units

    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

    MTMCOR203B

    Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements

    4

    MTMCOR206A

    Overview the meat industry

    2

    Elective units

    MTMG300A

    Overview wild game meat industry

    2

    MTMP3067A

    Prepare and despatch meat products

    8

    MTMG301A

    Operate a game harvesting vehicle

    3

    MTMP3074B

    Perform carcase Meat Hygiene Assessment

    2

    MTMG302A

    Eviscerate, inspect and tag wild game carcase in the field

    3

    MTMP3075B

    Perform process monitoring for Meat Hygiene Assessment

    2

    MTMG303A

    Receive and inspect wild game carcases from the field

    3

    MTMP3076B

    Perform boning room Meat Hygiene Assessment

    2

    MTMG304A

    Receive and inspect wild game carcases at a processing plant

    3

    MTMP3077B

    Perform offal Meat Hygiene Assessment

    2

    MTMG305A

    Store wild game carcase

    3

    MTMP3081C

    Operate batch cooker

    8

    MTMG306A

    Use firearms to harvest wild game

    3

    MTMP3082C

    Operate continuous cooker

    7

    MTMP3001D

    Stun animal

    4

    MTMP3083C

    Operate press

    5

    MTMP3002C

    Stick and bleed animal

    4

    MTMP3084C

    Operate wet rendering process

    10

    MTMP3004A

    Assess effective stunning and bleeding

    2

    MTMP3085C

    Monitor boiler operations

    4

    MTMP3005A

    Monitor the effective operations of electrical stimulation

    2

    MTMP3086C

    Operate tallow processing plant

    6

    MTMP3006C

    Rod weasand

    2

    MTMP3087C

    Operate blood processing plant

    6

    MTMP3007C

    Seal weasand

    1

    MTMP3088C

    Produce rendered products hygienically

    6

    MTMP3008C

    Ring bung

    4

    MTMP3089C

    Render edible products

    2

    MTMP3009C

    Seal bung

    2

    MTMP3090B

    Implement a Quality Assurance program for rendering plant

    4

    MTMP3010A

    Split carcase

    4

    MTMP3095B

    Grade beef carcases using Meat Standards Australia standards

    3

    MTMP3011C

    Overview legging operation

    1

    MTMP3099B

    Use standard product descriptions - sheep/goats

    2

    MTMP3012C

    Make first leg opening cuts

    4

    MTMP3100B

    Use standard product descriptions - beef

    2

    MTMP3013C

    Make second leg opening cuts

    3

    MTMP3101B

    Use standard product descriptions - pork

    2

    MTMP3014C

    Perform legging on small stock

    4

    MTMP3102B

    Provide coaching

    3

    MTMP3015A

    Bone neck

    3

    MTMP3103B

    Provide mentoring

    3

    MTMP3016B

    Perform 'Y' cut

    2

    MTMP3104B

    Use standard product descriptions - kangaroos

    2

    MTMP3017A

    Skin head

    4

    MTMP3105A

    Follow and implement an established work plan

    3

    MTMP3021C

    Explain opening cuts

    1

    MTMP3107B

    Perform manual chemical lean testing

    2

    MTMP3022C

    Perform flanking cuts

    6

    MTMP3108A

    Overview of the NLIS for sheep and goats

    2

    MTMP3023C

    Perform brisket cuts

    4

    MTMP3109A

    Overview of the NLIS program utilising RFIDs

    2

    MTMP3024C

    Perform rumping cuts

    4

    MTMP3110A

    Manage NLIS data for livestock in lairage

    2

    MTMP3025C

    Perform rosette cuts

    4

    MTMP3111A

    Manage NLIS data for sheep and goats in lairage

    2

    MTMP3026C

    Perform midline cuts

    4

    MTMP3112A

    Manage NLIS for direct purchase of stock identified with an RFID

    2

    MTMP3031C

    Scald and de-hair carcase

    4

    MTMP3113A

    Manage NLIS for direct purchase of sheep or goats

    2

    MTMP3032C

    Operate pelt puller

    4

    MTMP3114A

    Manage NLIS data for saleyard purchase of livestock

    2

    MTMP3033C

    Operate hide puller

    6

    MTMP3115A

    Manage NLIS data for saleyard purchase of sheep or goats

    2

    MTMP3034C

    Remove pelt manually

    6

    MTMP3116A

    Manage, report and upload NLIS slaughter data from RFIDs

    4

    MTMP3036C

    Bed dress carcase

    16

    MTMP3117A

    Manage, report and upload mob based NLIS data for sheep and goats

    2

    MTMP3037C

    Eviscerate animal carcase

    8

    MTMP3118A

    Conduct start up procedures and pre-operational checks on slaughter floor NLIS data equipment

    2

    MTMP3038C

    Operate brisket cutter/saw

    4

    MTMP3119A

    Manage NLIS data from RFIDs on the slaughter floor

    4

    MTMP3039D

    Eviscerate wild game field shot carcase

    4

    MTMP3120A

    Prepare a kill sheet

    2

    MTMP3041C

    Backdown pig carcase

    2

    MTMP3121A

    Undertake pre-slaughter checks of NVDs and PICs for NLIS for sheep and goats

    2

    MTMP3042C

    Prepare head for inspection

    4

    MTMP3122A

    Undertake pre-slaughter checks of NVDs, PICs and RFIDs

    2

    MTMP3043B

    Operate air knife

    2

    MTMP403B

    Oversee plant compliance with the Australian Standards for meat processing

    3

    MTMP3044B

    Drop sock and pull shoulder pelt

    3

    MTMP411B

    Inspect wild game meat

    3

    MTMP3045B

    Undertake retain rail

    2

    MTMP412A

    Inspect poultry

    3

    MTMP3046A

    Prepare and present viscera for inspection

    2

    MTMP413A

    Inspect ratites

    3

    MTMP3052C

    Bone small stock carcase - leg

    10

    MTMPS300A

    Assess product in chillers

    8

    MTMP3054C

    Slice and trim leg - small stock

    10

    MTMPS415A

    Conduct an internal audit of a documented program

    3

    MTMP3055C

    Bone large stock carcase - forequarter

    15

    BSBFLM312C

    Contribute to team effectiveness

    3

    MTMP3056C

    Bone large stock carcase - hindquarter

    15

    MSL904001A

    Perform standard calibrations

    2

    MTMP3057C

    Slice and trim large stock - forequarter

    15

    MSL922001A

    Record and present data

    2

    MTMP3058C

    Slice and trim large stock - hindquarter

    15

    MSL933001A

    Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose

    3

    MTMP3059C

    Break carcase using a bandsaw

    15

    MSL952002A

    Handle and transport samples or equipment

    3

    MTMP3060C

    Operate leg-boning machine

    10

    MSL954001A

    Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan

    3

    MTMP3061C

    Operate trunk boning machine

    10

    MSL973001A

    Perform basic tests

    3

    MTMP3062B

    Bone small stock carcase - shoulder

    10

    MSL973002A

    Prepare working solutions

    3

    MTMP3063B

    Bone small stock carcase - middle

    10

    MSL973003A

    Prepare culture media

    3

    MTMP3064B

    Slice small stock carcase - shoulder

    10

    MSL973004A

    Perform aseptic techniques

    3

    MTMP3065B

    Slice small stock carcase – middle

    10

    TAEDEL301A

    Provide work skill instruction

    3

    MTMP3066B

    Bone carcase using mechanical aids (large stock)

    15

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Meat Worker
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Food Processing Industry
    Meat Processing



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    Student outcomes for similar courses

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Certificate III in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services'

    54.8%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    58.4 %

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    47.7%
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    21.8%
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Labourers
    10.8%
    Labourers
    Average salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $38,100

    $48,600


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) - 87.1 85.8
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    79.2
    41
    37.4
     
    76.7
    44.4
    31.4
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    7.8
    13.2
    9.4
     
    5.3
    14
    11.5
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 87.4 87.5
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) - 81.8 78.7
    Received personal benefits from training (%) - 96 94.7
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 87.3 82.5
    Recommend the training to other (%) - 90.4 91.2

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Average salary (Full-time) ($) - 38 100 48 600
    Top Occupations (%):
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Labourers
     
     
    47.7
    21.8
    10.8
     
    30.8
    25.7
    11.2
    Top Industries (%):
    Accommodation and Food Services
    Other Services
    Retail Trade
     
     
    42.3
    20.4
    13
     
    20.1
    15.9
    9

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed after training (%) - 88.1 90.1
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 40 000 51 200
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 31.2 29
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 88 87.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 90.2 87.4

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed after training (%) - 54.8 49.3
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 33 800 43 700
    Enrolled in further study ($) - 29.1 34.6
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 86.2 87
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 80.7 73.1

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
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    Accommodation and Food Services
    42.3
    Accommodation and Food Services
    Other Services
    20.4
    Other Services
    Retail Trade
    13
    Retail Trade
    Australian Meat Processing

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