Assessor Resource

Perform rosette cuts

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: March 2019

This unit is applicable to workers performing rosette opening cuts.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to open and clear the hides or pelts from the neck and shoulders.

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



Sharpen knives


Explain opening cuts

Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

Evidence Required

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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 an operating meat processing plant or facility at normal production speed.

Context of, and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must occur in a registered meat processing plant or facility.

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

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Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

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Required skills

Ability to:

make rosette cuts cleanly, safely and hygienically according to work instructions

demonstrate effective knife skills

identify contamination and take corrective action in accordance with workplace requirements

apply relevant communication skills

work effectively as an individual and as part of a team

apply relevant OH&S and regulatory requirements

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

Required knowledge

Knowledge of:

hygiene and sanitation requirements

relevant work instructions, including those relating to knives

impact of damaged or contaminated hides, pelt or meat on the product quality and the implications for the business

relevant OH&S and regulatory requirements

sources of contamination and cross-contamination

general anatomy of carcase relevant to the task

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.

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.

Workplace requirements may include:

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.

Communication skills may include:

listening and understanding

sharing information

speaking clearly and directly

working with diverse individuals and groups.

Regulatory requirements may include:

Export Control Act

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

state and territory regulations regarding meat processing.

Hygiene and sanitation requirements may include:

relevant government regulations

workplace requirements.

Contamination may include:

chain fall out

contents of intestines





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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Hides or pelts are opened around the shoulders. 
Hides or pelts are opened in accordance with workplace instructions. 
Hides or pelts are opened in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) requirements. 
Hides or pelts are cleared from both sides of neck and deep into the neck and shoulders, clearing the brisket in accordance with workplace requirements. 
Hides or pelts are cleared from shoulder area in accordance with OH&S requirements. 
Hides or pelts are cleared without damaging the carcase, hides or pelts. 


Assessment Cover Sheet

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Assessment Record Sheet

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