Assessor Resource

Prepare carcase and equipment for hide_pelt puller

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: April 2019

This unit applies to those workers attaching chains or belts prior to mechanical hide and pelt pulling on a slaughter floor, in a knackery or a game processing plant.

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to secure hides and pelts to the puller, dispose of hides and pelts and store the belts and chains.

You may want to include more information here about the target group and the purpose of the assessments (eg formative, summative, recognition)

Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

Evidence Required

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.

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment

The meat industry has specific and clear requirements for evidence. A minimum of three forms of evidence is required to demonstrate competency in the meat industry. This is specifically designed to provide evidence that covers the demonstration in the workplace of all aspects of competency over time.

These requirements are in addition to the requirements for valid, current, authentic and sufficient evidence.

Three forms of evidence means three different kinds of evidence - not three pieces of the same kind. In practice it will mean that most of the unit is covered twice. This increases the legitimacy of the evidence.

All assessment must be conducted against Australian meat industry standards and regulations.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Competency must be demonstrated at normal chain speed.

Context of, and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must occur in the workplace under normal production conditions.

Method of assessment

Recommended methods of assessment include:

quiz of underpinning knowledge

workplace demonstration

workplace referee or third-party report of performance over time.

Assessment practices should take into account any relevant language or cultural issues related to Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander, gender, or language backgrounds other than English. Language and literacy demands of the assessment task should not be higher than those of the work role.

Guidance information for assessment

A current list of resources for this unit of competency is available from MINTRAC or telephone 1800 817 462.

Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assingnment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

Required skills

Ability to:

demonstrate the preparation of the carcase and equipment for the operation of removal of the hide and/or pelt

store and maintain pelts and chains according to work instructions

work effectively as an individual and as part of a team

locate emergency switches

keep work area neat and tidy

follow work instructions

perform duties in accordance with OH&S requirements

apply relevant regulatory requirements

take action to improve own work performance as a result of self-evaluation, feedback from others, or in response to changed work practices or technology

Required knowledge

Knowledge of:

how hide and/or pelt puller works

emergency switches procedures

possible sources of contamination to carcase

consequences of incorrect clearance of hide or pelt

ways of minimising contamination hazard

relevant regulatory requirements

disposal arrangements for hides and pelts

OH&S hazards associated with working with and around the hide and/or pelt puller

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Workplace requirements may include:

different chains and belts

different types of hide and/or pelt pullers

enterprise-specific requirements

OH&S requirements

Quality Assurance (QA) requirements

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

the ability to perform the task to production requirements

work instructions.

OH&S requirements may include:

enterprise OH&S policies, procedures and programs

OH&S legal requirements

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include:

coats and aprons

ear plugs or muffs

eye and facial protection


lifting assistance

mesh aprons

protective boot covers

protective hand and arm covering

protective head and hair covering


waterproof clothing

work, safety or waterproof footwear

requirements set out in standards and codes of practice.

Regulatory requirements may include:

Export Control Act

hygiene and sanitation requirements

relevant regulations

requirements set out in AS 4696:2007 Australian Standard for Hygienic Production and Transportation of Meat and Meat Products for Human Consumption

state and territory regulations regarding meat processing.

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Hide and/or pelt is shackled to hide and/or pelt puller in accordance with workplace requirements. 
Hide and/or pelt pullers, chains or belts are used in accordance with work instructions. 
Hide and/or pelts are despatched or disposed of, in accordance with workplace requirements (where part of work instructions). 
Belts and chains are stored and maintained in accordance with workplace and Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) requirements. 


Assessment Cover Sheet

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Assessment Record Sheet

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