Manage environmental impacts of meat processing operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 MTMPS5608C, 'Manage environmental impacts of meat processing operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine environment management strategy requirements

1.1. Enterprise's ethical, community and legal obligations for environmental management are ascertained.

1.2. Enterprise operations are examined to identify potential environmental impacts.

1.3. Competitive and economic advantages and disadvantages of environmental management strategies are analysed.

2. Develop enterprise commitment to environmental management

2.1. Management commitment is obtained and enterprise environmental management policy formulated.

2.2. Agreed environmental management strategies are built into enterprise planning, operating systems and review processes.

2.3. Consultative processes are developed to resolve environmental issues and problems.

2.4. Environmental management roles and responsibilities are incorporated into job functions, position descriptions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

2.5. Communication and training strategies to inform and support stakeholder commitment are developed and implemented.

3. Prepare environmental management strategy

3.1. Enterprise requirements for expert assistance and advice are identified.

3.2. Environmental risks are identified and evaluated.

3.3. Requirements of environmental management systems are determined.

3.4. Alternative environmental management strategies and systems are evaluated for efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability, according to enterprise requirements and regulatory compliance.

3.5. Opportunities for minimising environmental impact and maximising commercial value of waste or waste treatment by-products are identified.

3.6. Resource requirements are calculated and included in enterprise planning processes.

3.7. Performance criteria for environmental management are developed.

4. Implement and monitor environmental management strategies and systems

4.1. Licences, permits, schedules and agreements are negotiated with regulatory requirements.

4.2. Environment and waste management policies and responsibilities are communicated to stakeholders.

4.3. Environmental and waste management systems are selected, developed, implemented and integrated into operational systems.

4.4. Monitoring, reporting and validation procedures are developed.

4.5. Corrective action strategies and contingency plans are prepared.

4.6. Verification procedures are established.

4.7. Causes of non-compliance are investigated and control measures developed.

4.8. Systems are reviewed to reflect changes in technology, regulations and operational performance.

5. Review environmental management policies, strategies and systems

5.1. Continuous review and improvement processes, including consultation with stakeholders, are established.

5.2. Performance information is assessed and analysed against specified criteria and standards to identify areas for improvement.

5.3. Conclusions and recommendations are analysed and included in enterprise planning and improvement processes.

6. Manage community relations

6.1. Environmental impact statements are prepared to address community, environmental and public health concerns and regulatory requirements.

6.2. Interactions with environmental authorities and agencies are conducted openly, positively and ethically.

6.3. Opportunities to promote the enterprise as a good corporate citizen in environmental management are identified and utilised.

6.4. Enterprise measurement and logging of environmental impacts is maintained, analysed and reported to stakeholders.

6.5. Community complaints are dealt with promptly, openly and courteously.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MTMPS5608C appears in the following qualifications:

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