Assessor Resource

MTMP3010A
Split carcase

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: November 2018


This unit is applicable to those whose duties include splitting a carcase either manually or using a mechanical saw.

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to split the carcase.

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

Prerequisites

Nil


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 in accordance with workplace requirements.

Carcases must be split accurately with no soft siding.

Context of, and specific resources for assessment

Competency must be assessed at the normal speed of production and over a period of time.

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 www.mintrac.com.au 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:

split carcases accurately and in accordance with workplace and OH&S requirements

work effectively as an individual and as part of a team

perform routine cleaning and maintenance as specified in the work instructions

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

use communication skills relevant to the task

Required knowledge

Knowledge of:

routine maintenance that forms part of the work instructions for splitting the carcase

operation of the carcase splitting saw (where applicable)

problems caused by soft siding carcases

relevant work instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

OH&S requirements for operating, cleaning and maintaining the saw

regulatory requirements

sources of contamination and cross-contamination for carcase splitting

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:

enterprise-specific requirements

OH&S requirements

Quality Assurance (QA) requirements

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

head-wear

lifting assistance

mesh aprons

protective boot covers

protective hand and arm covering

protective head and hair covering

uniforms

waterproof clothing

work, safety or waterproof footwear

requirements set out in standards and codes of practice.

Communication skills may include:

listening and understanding

reading and interpreting workplace documentation

sharing information

speaking clearly and directly

working with diverse individuals and groups.

Regulatory requirements may include:

Export Control Act

federal, state and territory regulations regarding meat processing

hygiene and sanitation requirements

relevant Australian Standards

relevant regulations

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

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
Equipment is sterilised and checked to ensure it is in operational order according to workplace and Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) requirements. 
Saw is cleaned and maintained according to work instructions. 
Saw is used to split carcase according to customer specifications and workplace requirements. 
Carcase is split according to OH&S requirements. 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

MTMP3010A - Split carcase
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Result: Competent Not yet competent

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Assessment Record Sheet

MTMP3010A - Split carcase

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Overall assessment result: Competent Not yet competent

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