Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

AMPA3003 Mapping and Delivery Guide
Assess effective stunning and bleeding

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Issue Date: October 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency AMPA3003 - Assess effective stunning and bleeding
Description
Employability Skills
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the humane and effective stunning and slaughter of animals.This Unit is applicable to the assessment of the effectiveness of stunning and bleeding in a slaughtering establishment. The training would normally be undertaken by Quality Assurance officers and supervisors who monitor the humane slaughtering of animals.This Unit will fulfil the importing country requirements for meat processing establishments exporting to the European Union, and meets the European Union Regulation EC 1099/2009 training requirements for the assessment of effective stunning and bleeding.All work should be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, customer requirements and product specifications.This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work including limited responsibility for the work of others. They provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable problems.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.This unit must be delivered and assessed in the context of Australian meat processing standards and regulations.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.

Assessment must be performed in an operating abattoir or knackery, at production speed.

As a minimum the following three forms of assessment must be used:

quiz of underpinning knowledge

workplace demonstration

workplace referee or third-party report of performance over time

Assessors must satisfy the current standards for RTOs.

Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Assess the effective stunning of an animal prior to bleeding
  • Check animal for an effective stun prior to bleeding
  • Take corrective action when effective stun is not achieved
  • Keep records of the assessment of effective stunning according to workplace requirements
  • Assess stunning against the applicable work instruction and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure it is effective and humane
       
Element: Check for bleed chain insensibility
  • Check animals for insensibility on the bleed chain
  • Immediately report signs of sensibility and take immediate corrective action
  • Keep records of the assessment of effective stunning and bleeding according to workplace requirements
  • Assess bleeding against the applicable work instruction and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure it is effective and humane
       


Evidence Required

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Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Assess the effective stunning of an animal prior to bleeding

1.1 Check animal for an effective stun prior to bleeding

1.2 Take corrective action when effective stun is not achieved

1.3 Keep records of the assessment of effective stunning according to workplace requirements

1.4 Assess stunning against the applicable work instruction and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure it is effective and humane

2. Check for bleed chain insensibility

2.1 Check animals for insensibility on the bleed chain

2.2 Immediately report signs of sensibility and take immediate corrective action

2.3 Keep records of the assessment of effective stunning and bleeding according to workplace requirements

2.4 Assess bleeding against the applicable work instruction and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure it is effective and humane

The candidate must assess the humane and effective stunning and slaughter of animals.

The candidate must:

assess effectiveness of animal stunning in accordance with workplace and regulatory requirements

record assessment of bleed chain insensibility according to the workplace requirements

identify the causes of bleed chain insensibility

read and interpret electronic data (where applicable)

monitor bleed chain insensibility according to workplace requirements

implement procedures if stun or bleeding is not effective

record monitoring and assessment results of stunning and or bleed chain insensibilities

report stunning and bleeding failures

apply relevant regulatory and work place requirements

apply communication and mathematical skills relevant to work instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

follow workplace health and safety procedures

The candidate must demonstrate a factual, technical, procedural and theoretical knowledge of:

methods of stunning and their application

animal welfare requirements including importing country requirements where appropriate

purpose of stunning animal

the indicators of an effective stun

signs of an ineffective stun

animal welfare implications of ineffective stunning and bleeding

workplace and regulatory requirements for monitoring stunning

the causes of ineffective stunning and bleeding

signs of bleed chain insensibility

procedures for the assessment of stunning

procedures for the assessment of bleed chain insensibility

workplace and regulatory requirements for monitoring bleed chain insensibility

workplace health and safety consequences of not achieving an effective stun

impact of ineffective restraining and stunning on product quality

relevant regulatory requirements

corrective actions for an ineffective stun


Submission Requirements

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Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

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Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Assess the effective stunning of an animal prior to bleeding

1.1 Check animal for an effective stun prior to bleeding

1.2 Take corrective action when effective stun is not achieved

1.3 Keep records of the assessment of effective stunning according to workplace requirements

1.4 Assess stunning against the applicable work instruction and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure it is effective and humane

2. Check for bleed chain insensibility

2.1 Check animals for insensibility on the bleed chain

2.2 Immediately report signs of sensibility and take immediate corrective action

2.3 Keep records of the assessment of effective stunning and bleeding according to workplace requirements

2.4 Assess bleeding against the applicable work instruction and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure it is effective and humane

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
Check animal for an effective stun prior to bleeding 
Take corrective action when effective stun is not achieved 
Keep records of the assessment of effective stunning according to workplace requirements 
Assess stunning against the applicable work instruction and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure it is effective and humane 
Check animals for insensibility on the bleed chain 
Immediately report signs of sensibility and take immediate corrective action 
Keep records of the assessment of effective stunning and bleeding according to workplace requirements 
Assess bleeding against the applicable work instruction and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure it is effective and humane 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

AMPA3003 - Assess effective stunning and bleeding
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