Manage and improve meat industry plant operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver MTMPS5607C, 'Manage and improve meat industry plant operations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Assess operational requirements

1.1. Enterprise directions, goals and forecasts are analysed to establish the parameters for enterprise operations.

1.2. Industry, market and enterprise information is gathered and analysed to determine short and medium term implications for enterprise operations.

1.3. Operational budgets and strategies to achieve forecasts are prepared and resource requirements obtained.

1.4. Operational productivity and performance measures to meet enterprise goals are determined.

2. Plan operations for optimum efficiency and effectiveness

2.1. Work organisation and performance patterns are reviewed for safety, efficiency and to maximise team contribution and satisfaction.

2.2. Systems and technologies are developed to facilitate cost efficient and effective operations and to meet production, quality, waste, environmental and safety targets.

2.3. Product/process flows are reviewed for optimum performance.

2.4. Systems monitoring and control procedures are established to maximise performance.

2.5. Contingency plans are prepared.

2.6. Operational assets are identified and asset management strategies are recommended.

2.7. Action plans to implement change are prepared.

3. Manage operations

3.1. Operational requirements for inputs, personnel, equipment and transport are identified.

3.2. Plans and schedules are prepared to meet customer requirements.

3.3. Systems to control costs, energy consumption, waste, environmental impact, quality and food safety are implemented.

3.4. Work organisation strategies are planned and reviewed in consultation with the workforce.

3.5. Opportunities to maximise yield and gain commercial value from total production are identified and evaluated.

3.6. Operations are monitored and adjusted, consistent with operational plans and budgets.

3.7. Consultation and collaboration are used to identify and resolve problems promptly, efficiently and effectively.

4. Evaluate performance

4.1. Data is collected and analysed to determine achievement of operational performance targets.

4.2. Performance information and implications are conveyed to stakeholders.

4.3. Recommendations and outcomes are included in the review of enterprise business plans, directions and goals.

4.4. Systems and procedures are reviewed to facilitate the achievement of enterprise plans and goals.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MTMPS5607C appears in the following qualifications:

  • MTM50111 - Diploma of Meat Processing
  • MTM60111 - Advanced Diploma of Meat Processing