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

MTMP2013C Mapping and Delivery Guide
Operate electrical stimulator

Version 1.0
Issue Date: December 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency MTMP2013C - Operate electrical stimulator
Description This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to operate manual carcase stimulation equipment or monitor automatic carcase stimulation equipment.
Employability Skills This unit contains employability skills.
Learning Outcomes and Application The unit is applicable to slaughter floor operatives responsible for the operation or monitoring of manual or automatic carcase stimulators.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.
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: Conduct pre-operational check of stimulationequipment
  • Electrical stimulation unit is regularly checked to ensure it is in good working order.
  • Equipment is maintained by cleaning electrodes (where applicable).
  • Circuit boards or cards are replaced if a fault develops (where this forms part of operator's work instructions).
       
Element: Follow effective electrical stimulation procedures
  • Electrical stimulation is applied within the required time after stunning.
  • Constant contact with electrodes is ensured during stimulation.
  • Occupatioanl Health and Safety (OH&S) requirements are identified and met.
  • Stimulation is run to its full time according to the workplace or manufacturer's specifications for the type of stimulation equipment.
  • When using the nasal or rail methods, the carcase contact with the rubbing bar is maintained during electrical stimulation to ensure stimulation is effective.
  • Loss of voltage is prevented by keeping carcases separated during stimulation.
  • Peak voltage levels are checked and maintained to ensure effective stimulation.
  • Carcase is stimulated in accordance with workplace requirements.
       
Element: Check for ineffective stimulation
  • Electrical stimulation unit is checked regularly to ensure that current is maintained to specified level, stimulation is applied within specified time limits after stunning, and duration of stimulation meets workplace requirements.
  • Electrodes are checked to ensure they are attached during stimulation.
       


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 the workplace at normal chain speed.

Context of, and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must be conducted in the workplace under normal production conditions.

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

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Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

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Required skills

Ability to:

conduct pre-operational checks

conduct effective electrical stimulation of carcases according to workplace requirements

stimulate carcases within the correct time after stunning

ensure correct voltage levels are used as well as minimum and maximum stimulation times

check for ineffective stimulation

keep stimulation units well maintained and in good working order

apply relevant communication skills

comply with the OH&S requirements for operating electrical stimulation equipment

work effectively as an individual and as part of a team

apply relevant regulatory and workplace requirements

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

Required knowledge

Knowledge of:

the basic operations of the stimulator

the benefits of effective stimulation

the purpose of electrically stimulating a carcase

events which would indicate that the stimulation is ineffective

the relevant work instruction

relevant regulatory and workplace requirements

OH&S requirements

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.

Stimulationequipment may include:

extra low voltage (ELV)

nasal to leg or rail

nasal to rectal

rectal

high voltage (HV).

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

sharing information

speaking clearly and directly

working and communicating with diverse individuals and groups.

Regulatory requirements may include:

Export Control Act

hygiene and sanitation requirements

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.

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.

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
Electrical stimulation unit is regularly checked to ensure it is in good working order. 
Equipment is maintained by cleaning electrodes (where applicable). 
Circuit boards or cards are replaced if a fault develops (where this forms part of operator's work instructions). 
Electrical stimulation is applied within the required time after stunning. 
Constant contact with electrodes is ensured during stimulation. 
Occupatioanl Health and Safety (OH&S) requirements are identified and met. 
Stimulation is run to its full time according to the workplace or manufacturer's specifications for the type of stimulation equipment. 
When using the nasal or rail methods, the carcase contact with the rubbing bar is maintained during electrical stimulation to ensure stimulation is effective. 
Loss of voltage is prevented by keeping carcases separated during stimulation. 
Peak voltage levels are checked and maintained to ensure effective stimulation. 
Carcase is stimulated in accordance with workplace requirements. 
Electrical stimulation unit is checked regularly to ensure that current is maintained to specified level, stimulation is applied within specified time limits after stunning, and duration of stimulation meets workplace requirements. 
Electrodes are checked to ensure they are attached during stimulation. 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

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