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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Operate wool puller

Required Skills

Required skills

Ability to

operate machinery according to work instructions

operate machinery safely

monitor machine operations

clean and check machinery

report defects in machine performance

work effectively as an individual and as part of a team

apply relevant regulatory requirements

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

use relevant communication skills

Required knowledge

Knowledge of

relevant safety procedures

OHampS hazards associated with operating the wool puller

operating requirements for pulling machine

QA requirements for skins and pulled wool

cleaning requirements

relevant OHampS policies and procedures

relevant regulatory requirements

Evidence Required

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 the normal rate of throughput

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must be conducted in an operating fellmongering plant

Method of assessment

Recommended methods of assessment include

quiz of underpinning knowledge

workplace demonstration

workplace referee or thirdparty 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 wwwmintraccomau or telephone

Range Statement

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

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

QA requirements

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

the ability to perform the task to production requirements

work instructions.

Regulatory requirements may include:

hygiene and sanitation requirements

relevant regulations

Communication skills may include:

listening and understanding

sharing information

speaking clearly and directly

working with diverse individuals and groups.

Safety procedures may include:

accident prevention

electrical fault

emergency evacuation

emergency procedures in case of injury

equipment malfunction

hand and arm protection.