Specify beef product using AUS-MEAT language

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 MTMPSR408A, 'Specify beef product using AUS-MEAT language'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify anatomical features of a beef carcase

1.1. Directions on a carcase are described using the anatomical direction format.

1.2. Bones relevant to meat specifications in a beef skeleton are located and identified.

1.3. Major muscles relevant to meat specifications are identified.

1.4. Major glands and cartilage relevant to meat specifications are identified.

2. Identify and name meat products using the standard product description

2.1. Nature and format of product specifications are identified.

2.2. Standardised cut descriptions are used and correctly spelt to name meat products.

2.3. Major muscles that make up each meat cut are identified.

2.4. Correct cutting lines for each product are identified using the correct anatomical features to describe the cutting lines.

2.5. What must be altered from any given meat product for it to comply with the company product specification is identified.

3. Check beef product complies with written specifications

3.1. Beef product compliance with written specifications is checked and principles of Quality Assurance (QA) are described.

3.2. Sections of the workplace QA system related to ensuring beef product compliance are described to AUS-MEAT product description requirements.

3.3. Non-conforming product is defined and described in relation to workplace requirements.

3.4. Critical Control Points (CCPs) are identified and monitored in accordance with workplace requirements.

4. Assess product compliance

4.1. Product compliance with written specifications is assessed in accordance with workplace and AUS-MEAT product description requirements.

4.2. Product description given in written specifications is identified and explained.

4.3. Corrective action is taken in the event of non-conformance to beef product specifications.

5. Measure and check product compliance against written specifications

5.1. Cutting lines and muscle content is checked in accordance with written specifications.

5.2. Non-conforming product that can be made to comply with the specification is identified.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MTMPSR408A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MTM40311 - Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Quality Assurance)
  • MTM40411 - Certificate IV in Meat Processing (General)
  • FDF40311 - Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology