Vacuum pack product in a retail operation

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 MTMR208B, 'Vacuum pack product in a retail operation'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare product for packaging

1.1. Product is prepared for vacuum packaging to required specifications.

2. Select packaging

2.1. Appropriately sized bag is selected for product.

2.2. Product is arranged on appropriate container.

3. Set machine requirements

3.1. Requirements in preparation for start-up of vacuum packing machine are completed to workplace requirements.

3.2. Machine requirements are set correctly.

3.3. Start-up procedures are followed according to workplace requirements.

3.4. Packing materials are attached and changed according to workplace requirements and product specification.

3.5. Bagged meat is placed on the vacuum packing machine or in the formed pockets as appropriate.

3.6. Open ends of bags are placed flat across the sealing bar or meat contained in pockets as appropriate.

3.7. Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S), hygiene and sanitation requirements are followed.

4. Operate machinery

4.1. Vacuum packaging machine is operated correctly in accordance with workplace requirements.

4.2. A variety of products are vacuum packed to customer specifications, and hygiene and sanitation, OH&S and Quality Assurance (QA) requirements, at a speed appropriate for production requirements.

4.3. Bagged cuts are left to drain.

4.4. Shut-down procedures are performed to workplace, OH&S, and hygiene and sanitation requirements.

5. Ensure quality of packaging and product

5.1. Bagged cuts are inspected for leaks and other defects.

5.2. Corrective action is taken when leaks and defects are identified according to workplace requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MTMR208B appears in the following qualifications:

  • MTM30811 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)
  • MTM20311 - Certificate II in Meat Processing (Meat Retailing)
  • MTM30813 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)