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  • AMP40516

Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Meat Safety)

At a glance

At a glance

Advance your meat processing career and become a qualified meat inspector with this specialist course.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Meat Inspector
COURSE OUTCOME

AMP40516 Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Meat Safety)

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Course overview

Course overview

Advance your meat processing career with this specialist course. This course will give you the technical knowledge and skills needed to work as a general, supervising, or export meat inspector.

The Australian meat processing industry is expected to grow over the next five years thanks to a boost from free trade agreements with China, Japan and Korea. More qualified candidates will be required, especially in Queensland, where 32 percent of the nation's meat processing facilities are located.

This course will help you develop advanced skills and knowledge needed to perform a range of inspection, monitoring, assessment, compliance, and audit tasks. Our experienced staff are highly involved in the industry and will give you the one-on-one help you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a meat inspector, either in general or in a supervisory or export capacity. You will also be prepared to complete further study in this field.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 or 10 elective units (depending on elective selection) from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AMPA3071
Implement food safety program
AMPA3119
Apply food animal anatomy and physiology to inspection processes
AMPA3131
Identify and report emergency diseases of food animals
AMPX209
Sharpen knives
AMPCOR201
Maintain personal equipment
AMPCOR202
Apply hygiene and sanitation practices
AMPCOR203
Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements
AMPCOR204
Follow safe work policies and procedures
AMPCOR205
Communicate in the workplace
AMPCOR401
Manage own work performance
AMPCOR206
Overview the meat industry
AMPCOR404
Facilitate hygiene and sanitation performance
AMPCOR403
Participate in workplace health and safety risk control process
AMPCOR402
Facilitate Quality Assurance Process

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AMPA3123
Perform ante and post-mortem inspection - Poultry
AMPA3072
Perform carcase Meat Hygiene Assessment
AMPA3073
Perform process monitoring for Meat Hygiene Assessment
AMPA3002
Handle animals humanely while conducting ante-mortem inspection
AMPA3003
Assess effective stunning and bleeding
AMPA3043
Prepare head for inspection
AMPA3074
Perform boning room Meat Hygiene Assessment
AMPA402
Oversee plant compliance with the Australian standards for meat processing
AMPA3047
Prepare and present viscera for inspection
AMPA406
Inspect transportation container or vehicle
AMPA400
Utilise refrigeration index
AMPA401
Implement a Meat Hygiene Assessment program
AMPA3127
Perform post-mortem inspection - Wild game
AMPA3122
Perform ante and post-mortem inspection - Porcine
AMPA3121
Perform ante and post-mortem inspection - Bovine
AMPA3120
Perform ante and post-mortem inspection - Ovine and Caprine
AMPA3081
Perform offal Meat Hygiene Assessment
AMPA407
Contribute to abattoir design and construction processes
AMPA411
Oversee humane handling of animals
AMPA412
Conduct an animal welfare audit of a meat processing plant
AMPG300
Overview wild game meat industry
AMPG303
Receive and inspect wild game carcases from the field
AMPG304
Receive and inspect wild game carcases at a processing plant
AMPG305
Store wild game carcases
AMPX401
Monitor meat preservation process
AMPX404
Conduct an internal audit of a documented program
AMPX406
Manage or oversee an external audit of the establishment?s quality system
AMPX407
Oversee export requirements
AMPX412
Build productive and effective workplace relationships
AMPX420
Participate in the ongoing development and implementation of a HACCP and Quality Assurance system
AMPX421
Establish sampling program
AMPX425
Conduct a document review
FDFAU4001A
Assess compliance with food safety programs
FDFAU4002A
Communicate and negotiate to conduct food safety audits
FDFAU4003A
Conduct food safety audits

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that students are aged 15 or older by the course commencement date.

You must be currently employed in the meat industry in order to gain entry to this course.

Resources required

You will require access to relevant equipment in your workplace. You will also require all Personal Protective Equipement (PPE) relevant to your workplace.

Need to know

You 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, and the use of automatic machinery.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland