List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1. Prepare to extract honey
1.1 Select, check and use suitable personal protective equipment (PPE)
1.2 Identify work health and safety hazards and take action to minimise risks to self and others
1.3 Check all equipment is clean, dry, sanitised and serviceable
1.4 Observe personal hygiene requirements including washed hands and wearing of clean clothing
2. Extract honey
2.1 Comply with Quality Assurance (QA) and food safety requirements throughout the process of extracting honey
2.2 Inspect frames visually for areas of brood and, if found, uncap frames by hand to avoid brood
2.3 Warm combs where required to assist the extraction process
2.4 Uncap cells using a hand knife or machine, avoiding damage to cells and frames
2.5 Place frames in the extraction unit and operate the unit
3. Handle extracted honey
3.1 Heat the extracted honey up to 30oC, if necessary, to assist in removing wax, air bubbles, pollen and bees
3.2 Check moisture content of honey and take action to maintain appropriate moisture as required
3.3 Take action to reduce risk of fermentation of honey
4. Store honey
4.1 Store cleaned honey in containers to meet health regulations and customer requirements
4.2 Take a reference sample of honey, label and store
4.3Clean, dry and sanitise all equipment
The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.
The candidate must provide evidence that they can:
correctly wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
Identify hazards and use equipment safely
distinguish between honey cells and brood cells
extract honey in compliance with Quality Assurance (QA) and food safety requirements
sample honey to meet Quality Assurance and food safety requirements
store extracted honey to reduce the risk of spoilage.
The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:
principles and practices of honey extraction
biosecurity protocols for honey extraction and movement
equipment and its maintenance requirements
food safety systems and requirements
quality assurance requirements designed for the honey industry
the effect of heat and extraction processes on honey.
Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.