Assessor Resource

MTMP3117A
Manage, report and upload mob based NLIS data for sheep and goats

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: November 2018


This Unit applies to Quality Assurance managers or livestock clerks who are responsible for reconciling actual slaughter data with the shift kill sheet. The Unit also covers the uploading of data to the NLIS data base.

This Unit covers the skills and knowledge required to manage the reporting of slaughter data for the mob based National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) data base.

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

Prerequisites

MTMP3108A

Overview of the NLIS for sheep and goats


Employability Skills

The 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

Assessment must confirm the ability to:

validate the kill sheet with slaughter floor staff

upload data to the NLIS database

check NLIS data upload history

respond to upload errors.

Assessment must confirm knowledge of:

the NLIS system, including the origin and nature of the system, its commercial importance, role in food safety and importing country requirements, role in traceability

NLIS regulatory requirements in relation to abattoirs

sources of errors with NLIS data

NLIS uploading procedures

NLIS rules for responding to error emails

data storage procedures

status, abbreviations and what they mean, and the required actions to be taken in response.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must be conducted in the workplace.

Resources may include:

enterprise work instructions

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) NLIS assistance

manufacturer's instructions.

Method of assessment

The following assessment methods are suggested:

workplace referee’s report

knowledge test

on-the-job demonstration with assessor observation.

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

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Assessment Tasks

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Required skills include:

Ability to:

reconcile difference between slaughter floor data and kill sheet

use communication skills to interact with the NLIS database and slaughter floor staff

use negotiation skills to resolve issues

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

take appropriate steps to minimise workplace health and safety risks when working with livestock

work effectively as an individual and as part of a team.

Required knowledge includes:

Knowledge of:

the NLIS system, including the origin and nature of the system, its commercial importance, role in food safety and importing country requirements, role in traceability

NLIS regulatory requirements in relation to abattoirs

sources of errors with NLIS data

NLIS uploading procedures

NLIS rules for responding to error emails

data storage procedures

status, abbreviations and what they mean, and the required actions to be taken in response.

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 health and safety risks when working with livestock may include:

zoonotic diseases such as Q-Fever

manual handling risks

risk of injury from livestock

risk of sunburn

working from heights such as stock trucks and stockyards

requirements to wear specified Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

being aware of and managing risks affecting co-workers

risks associated with the use of electrical equipment.

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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
Liaise with slaughter staff floor to correct kill sheet discrepancies such as out of sequence stock, emergency kills, non-identified stock or non-reading devices. 
Validate slaughter numbers prior to upload of NLIS data. 
Access the NLIS database. 
Upload slaughter data via online entry or through file upload. 
Access the NLIS database. 
Ensure successful upload of data. 
Respond to emails from the NLIS database. 
View and respond to error reports. 
Resolve upload issues. 
Record and save resolution of errors. 
Implement, record and review corrective actions. 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

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