MTM30511 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (Slaughtering)

Got slaughter skills? Get them recognised

If you've been perfecting your deft knife skills with surgical precision to deliver a perfectly cut carcass, your expertise may provide you the required competencies to achieve formal recognition for your work.

An excellent way to enter, become certified, or advance current employment prospects, this certification employs those wishing to learn a variety of important cuts on livestock and game, proper maintenance of equipment, safe hygiene and sanitation practices, and knife care.

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Packaging Rules 

  • complete all seven core units of competency
  • complete a minimum of five elective units of competency to the minimum value of thirty points.

 

A maximum of two units can be selected from other Certificate III qualifications in this Training Package, or from another Training Package or accredited course. Units selected must be relevant to the identified slaughtering job role and must not duplicate units already contained within 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

MTMPSR203A

Sharpen knives

4

     

Elective units 

Slaughter floor operations 

MTMP3001D

Stun animal

4

MTMP3002C

Stick and bleed animal

4

MTMP3004A

Assess effective stunning and bleeding

2

     

Seal digestive tract 

MTMP3006C

Rod weasand

2

MTMP3008C

Ring bung

4

MTMP3007C

Seal weasand

1

MTMP3009C

Seal bung

2

Perform opening cuts 

MTMP3010A

Split carcase

4

MTMP3033C

Operate hide puller

6

MTMP3015A

Bone neck

3

MTMP3034C

Remove pelt manually

6

MTMP3016B

Perform 'Y' cut

2

MTMP3036C

Bed dress carcase

16

MTMP3017A

Skin head

4

MTMP3037C

Eviscerate animal carcase

8

MTMP3021C

Explain opening cuts*

1

MTMP3038C

Operate brisket cutter/saw

4

MTMP3022C

Perform flanking cuts

6

MTMP3039D

Eviscerate wild game field shot carcase

4

MTMP3023C

Perform brisket cuts

4

MTMP3041C

Backdown pig carcase

2

MTMP3024C

Perform rumping cuts

4

MTMP3042C

Prepare head for inspection

4

MTMP3025C

Perform rosette cuts

4

MTMP3043B

Operate air knife

2

MTMP3026C

Perform midline cuts

4

MTMP3044B

Drop sock and pull shoulder pelt

3

MTMP3031C

Scald and de-hair carcase

4

MTMP3045B

Undertake retain rail

2

MTMP3032C

Operate pelt puller

4

MTMP3046A

Prepare and present viscera for inspection

2

Perform legging 

MTMP3011C

Overview legging operation*

1

MTMP3013C

Make second leg opening cuts

3

MTMP3012C

Make first leg opening cuts

4

MTMP3014C

Perform legging on small stock

4

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

 

Units with prerequisite units

Units with prerequisite units 

The following units from this qualification contain prerequisite units.

Unit 

Prerequisite unit 

MTMP3002C Stick and bleed animal

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3007C Seal weasand

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3008C Ring bung

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3015A Bone neck

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3016B Perform 'Y' cut

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3017A Skin head

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3021C Explain opening cuts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

or

MTMP3043B Operate air knife

MTMP3022C Perform flanking cuts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3023C Perform brisket cuts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3021C Explain opening cuts

MTMP3024C Perform rumping cuts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3021C Explain opening cuts

MTMP3025C Perform rosette cuts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3021C Explain opening cuts

MTMP3026C Perform midline cuts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3021C Explain opening cuts

MTMP3039C Eviscerate game shot carcase

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3031C Scald and de-hair carcase

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3033C Operate hide puller

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

or

MTMP3043B Operate air knife

MTMP3034C Remove pelt manually

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3036C Bed dress carcase

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3037C Eviscerate animal carcase

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3041C Backdown pig carcase

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3042C Prepare head for inspection

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3044B Drop sock and pull shoulder pelt

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3045B Undertake retain rail

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3012C Make first leg opening cuts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3011C Overview legging operation

MTMP3013B Make second leg opening cuts

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3011C Overview legging operation

MTMP3014C Perform legging on small stock

MTMPSR203A Sharpen knives

MTMP3011C Overview legging operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not Applicable

Licensing , legislative , regulatory or certification considerations 

Units of competency in this qualification do not require a licence or certification.

 

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