Perform post-mortem inspection and make disposition

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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify base anatomical structure systems of domestic food animals

1.1. Organs of animals are identified.

1.2. Lymphatic, circulatory, digestive, urinary, nervous and respiratory systems are identified and explained.

1.3. Basic skeletal structure is identified.

2. Identify the main reasons for post-mortem inspection

2.1. Reasons for post-mortem inspection are identified.

2.2. Regulatory requirements associated with post-mortem inspection are identified

3. Perform post-mortem inspection of major food animals

3.1. Procedures for post-mortem inspection are followed.

3.2. Abnormalities are identified and detected.

3.3. Post-mortem inspection is performed on at least one species in accordance with regulatory requirements, hygiene and sanitation requirements and Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) requirements, in a work environment and under normal production conditions.

3.4. Quality Assurance (QA) issues of post-mortem inspection are identified.

4. Make disposition

4.1. Common diseases and conditions responsible for abnormalities are identified, detected and documented for at least one species.

4.2. Symptoms of exotic or notifiable diseases are identified and explained.

5. Treat affected carcase appropriately

5.1. Carcase is treated in accordance with:

5.1.1. regulatory requirements

5.1.2. hygiene and sanitation requirements

5.1.3. OH&S requirements.

5.2. Anatomical knowledge of carcase is demonstrated in the disposition process.

6. Monitor stunning of animals

6.1. Requirements for effective stunning are identified.

6.2. Animals are stunned according to workplace and regulatory requirements.

6.3. Corrective action is taken in the event of ineffective stunning.

7. Describe the procedures followed for retained carcase on the slaughter floor

7.1. Procedures for retained carcase are identified and described in accordance with workplace and regulatory requirements.

8. Identify and use Personal and Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform post-mortem inspection

8.1. Equipment for post-mortem inspection is identified and described.

8.2. Equipment is used in accordance with QA and workplace requirements.

8.3. PPE is used, maintained and stored to OH&S requirements.

9. Take pathological and residue samples to assist in determining disposition

9.1. Lesions and tissues necessary for determining dispositions are identified.

9.2. Specimens are collected and submitted according to workplace procedures.

9.3. Results are interpreted.

9.4. Carcases awaiting results are retained according to workplace procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MTMP3072C appears in the following qualifications:

  • MTM30311 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (Meat Safety)
  • MTM40211 - Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Meat Safety)