Pig and Poultry Farming Project

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Case for change

Since 2019, the Agriculture and Production Horticulture Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and the Amenity Horticulture, Landscaping, Conservation and Land Management IRC have been overseeing a major review of the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package through a ‘Unit Sector Approach’. The project work to date has focused on updating the sector-specific qualifications and units of competency to meet current skills requirements, especially where technologies are quickly evolving. This project continues that process with a focus on the skills for pork and poultry production. It is proposed to be followed in 2022-23 by a project focusing on livestock production.

The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) approved this project, out of the 2021 Annual Update to the IRC Skills Forecast (see pages 63-68).

The Agriculture and Production Horticulture IRC will oversee this project as part of their responsibility to support engagement with the industry, and to ensure the project meets industry stakeholder needs.

Skills Impact will manage this project, consistent with the 2012 Standards for Training Package Development.

Download Project Proposal (see pages 63-68)

Project Plan

Expertise in animal welfare, safety and sustainability are critical for pig and poultry farmers. Chicken meat, eggs and pork are popular products in Australia, with chicken consumption almost doubling that of beef, and pork not far behind. On average each Australian consumes, 247 eggs per year. It is important that national skills standards for pig and poultry production are kept up to date, so that the expertise for this work is captured and passed on to future learners.

Industry feedback has indicated that the units of competency associated with for pig and poultry farming do not reflect current industry practices or legislation. Consultation will take place throughout this project to update the units so that they capture industry standards of animal welfare, safety and sustainability and so that they are in line with relevant legislation. Consideration will also be given to current skills needs in auditing, quality assurance, and biosecurity, which are important for traceability and animal health. Skills in animal husbandry practices, animal behaviour, handling techniques and animal nutrition requirements will also be reviewed so that they match current industry practices, technologies and tools.

While chicken is the primary poultry farmed in Australia, the skills standards will be reviewed so that they can be contextualised for duck, geese, turkey and other poultry farmed in Australia, so that current skills for this work are also captured in nationally endorsed units of competency.

Project Scope

This project entails the review of 10 pork and 11 poultry units, along with nine skill sets. Relevant qualifications will be updated to reflect the changes to the units.

 

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Timeline

August 2021
Initial scoping

September-January 2021
Development of draft qualifications, skill sets and units

January-February 2021
Drafts available for broad consultation

March 2021
Validation of final drafts

April 2022
Finalisation of Training Package components

May 2022
Independent Quality Assurance, and Edit and Equity review of Training Package components

August 2022
IRC consideration for sign-off and submission for endorsement

Relevant Occupations
  • Piggery attendant
  • Pig Stockperson
  • Poultry hand
  • Poultry meat stockperson
  • Poultry egg stockperson

Project Team
William HendersonIndustry Skills Standards Specialist, Skills Impactwilliam@skillsimpact.com.au
Andrew HorganIndustry Engagement Manager, Skills Impactandrew@skillsimpact.com.au
Tom VassalloIndustry Skill Standards Development Manager and Strategic Training Package Review Specialisttvassallo@skillsimpact.com.au
Opportunities for stakeholder input

Those with experience and knowledge in pork or poultry production, who are able to describe the skills needed for this industry are invited to engage with this project.

It is important that training provides a skilled and flexible workforce for the future. The units need to reflect real work experience. So, if you work in the sector, Skills Impact welcomes your input and assistance.

The skills standards will be drafted in consultation with Subject Matter Experts and their networks. Opportunities to provide targeted feedback will occur when the draft skills standards are made available in September/October, and again for validation of final drafts in November. However, your feedback is welcomed at any time, and will help us in drafting the qualifications, skill set and units.

Please register your interest in project updates and consultation opportunities by contacting the project manager, William Henderson william@skillsimpact.com.au. You are also welcome to subscribe to our newsletter for regular updates about the project.

Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Webinars will be held to replace the face-to-face consultation workshops Skills Impact would usually host around Australia.

Stakeholder Consultation Process

A list of key stakeholder organisations has been identified for this project based on their industry role, size or specialty. Skills Impact will ensure contact is made with each of these organisations to seek their involvement and views on all draft skill sets and units. Consultation is not limited to the organisations on this list, they have simply been identified as the most, likely to have a key interest in the development and outcomes of this project

If you are aware of an organisation that you think should be involved, please contact the project team to ensure they are contacted by us.

Development

Pig and poultry farmers rely on skills in animal welfare, safety and sustainability to raise and care for their animals used for eggs and meat. Eggs, chicken meat and pork are popular products in Australia, so it is important that industry has access to a skilled workforce to keep up with demand. Industry feedback has indicated that some of the units of competency for pig and poultry farming do not reflect current industry practices or legislation.

Industry subject matter experts are being consulted to review and revise current pork and poultry units and qualifications, so that they incorporate industry standards of animal welfare, safety and sustainability and are in line with relevant legislation. The units listed as ‘core’ within the Certificate III in Pork Production are undergoing extensive review, to incorporate skills standards around biosecurity, current work health and safety practices, and animal welfare requirements. Industry subject matter experts have suggested two different streams of specialisations for the Certificate III in Poultry Production, one for learners who would like to specialise in the more traditional poultry farm-hand position and the other to focus on the poultry specialists who travel farm to farm undertaking specific tasks, such as animal vaccinations and some cleaning tasks.

Development outcomes and next steps

The draft units and qualifications are scheduled to be available on the project webpage for broad stakeholder consultation and feedback in the first quarter of 2022, under the ‘Drafts Available’ menu above. Your input is welcome, please feel free to register your interest to keep informed of project updates and when draft documents are available for feedback.

 

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Drafts Available

Up to date skills standards are essential for poultry and pig farmers as they continue to produce quality eggs, poultry meat and pork, which are staple foods in Australia. Feedback from industry has indicated that some of the units of competency for the pork and poultry sector do not reflect current industry practices or legislation. Updates are needed to reflect current skills requirements in biosecurity, work health and safety, and animal welfare practices. Consultation is taking place throughout this project to revise current pork and poultry units and qualifications, so that they incorporate current industry standards.

Thank you to those who provided feedback on draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency for the pork and poultry sectors that were made available from 18 February until 22 March 2022. The draft documents and any comments made are still available to view below.

The units, skill sets and qualifications were updated so that they reflect current industry practices and skills needs. A number of changes were made to the core, structure, and unit lists in the qualifications. In response to industry feedback, specialisations for traditional poultry workers, poultry breeders, poultry egg graders and poultry contract workers were included in the Certificate III in Poultry Production. The units listed as ‘core’ within the Certificate III in Pork Production were updated to incorporate skills standards around biosecurity, current work health and safety practices, and animal welfare requirements. Changes were made to the performance evidence of the units and Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) of one unit so that they better reflect the level of skill required for job roles. Skill sets were updated to include descriptions to reflect the purpose of each skill set.

Feedback was sought about whether the draft qualifications, skill sets and units reflect the current skills standards and practices of industry, and whether job functions are accurately described.

Feedback will inform the work on the final drafts which will be available for industry validation in April.

Pork

Changes were made to the core units, structure of the qualification and some of the pork (PRK) units within elective and core groups have been moved.

Unit code and nameLink
AHC304XX Certificate III in Pork ProductionView qualification

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here

Skill sets were updated to reflect changes to the units and unit codes. Descriptions were added to reflect the purpose of the skill sets.

Skill set code and nameLink
AHCSS000X1 Pig Health Supervisor Skill SetView skill set
AHCSS000X2 Pork Industry Euthanasia Skill SetView skill set
AHCSS000X3 Pork Industry Stockperson Skill SetView skill set

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here

Units were updated to incorporate skills standards around biosecurity, current work health and safety practices, and animal welfare requirements. Changes were made to the Performance Criteria, Performance Evidence, Knowledge Evidence and Assessment Conditions of the units to better reflect industry practice. Changes were also been made to the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level of AHCPRK4X1 Implement a feeding strategy for pig production so that it better reflects the skills required.

Unit and nameLink
AHCPRK2X1 Care for health and welfare of pigsView unit
AHCPRK2X2 Move and handle pigsView unit
AHCPRK3X1 Care for sows prior, during and after farrowingView unit
AHCPRK3X2 Care for grower and finisher pigsView unit
AHCPRK3X3 Care for weaner pigsView unit
AHCPRK3X4 Treat rectal prolapse in pigsView unit
AHCPRK4X1 Implement a feeding strategy for pig productionView unit

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here

AHCPRK306 Monitor and maintain outdoor pig production was proposed for deletion as feedback indicated it does not reflect industry skills needs. It previously appeared on this page as a redeveloped unit, AHCPRK4X2 Supervise pig production farms. However, the subject matter working group provided additional feedback that the unit was no longer required by industry.

Unit code and nameLink
AHCPRK306 Monitor and maintain outdoor pig productionView unit on national training register

Poultry

Changes were made to the core units and structure of the qualification and some of the poultry (PLY) units within elective and core groups are proposed to move. Specialisations weren developed for traditional poultry workers, poultry breeders, poultry egg graders and poultry contract workers.

Qualification code and nameLink
AHC305XX Certificate III in Poultry ProductionView qualification

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here

Skill sets were updated to reflect changes to the units and unit codes. Descriptions were added to reflect the purpose of the skill sets.

Skill set code and nameLink
AHCSS000X1 Poultry Egg Industry Pullet Rearing Skill SetView skill set
AHCSS000X2 Poultry Industry Stockperson Skill SetView skill set
AHCSS000X3 Poultry Hatchery Skill SetView skill set
AHCSS000X4 Poultry Health Skill SetView skill set
AHCSS000X5 Poultry Industry Husbandry Skill SetView skill set
AHCSS000X6 Poultry Industry Egg Collection and Packing on Farm Skill SetView skill set
AHCSS000X7 Poultry Industry Egg Grading and Packing at Grading Floor Skill SetView skill set
AHCSS000X8 Poultry Meat Industry Stockpersons Skill SetView skill set

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here

Unit code and nameChangesLink
AHCPLY2X1 Collect store and handle eggs from breeder flocksChanges have been made to the Performance Criteria, Performance Evidence, Knowledge Evidence and Assessment Conditions of the unit to better reflect industry practice.View unit
AHCPLY2X2 Maintain health and welfare of poultryChanges have been made to the Performance Criteria, Performance Evidence, Knowledge Evidence and Assessment Conditions of the unit to better reflect industry practice.View unit
AHCPLY2X3 Set up shed for placement of point of lays or day-old poultryPreviously AHCPLY203 Set up shed for placement of day-old chickens

Feedback is sought on whether the job function this unit describes is still required by industry.

Changes have been made to the Performance Criteria, Performance Evidence, Knowledge Evidence and Assessment Conditions of the unit to better reflect industry practice.

View unit
AHCPLY2X4 Collect and pack eggs for human consumptionChanges have been made to the Performance Criteria, Performance Evidence, Knowledge Evidence and Assessment Conditions of the unit to better reflect industry practice.View unit
AHCPLY2X5 Grade and pack eggs for human consumptionChanges have been made to the Performance Criteria, Performance Evidence, Knowledge Evidence and Assessment Conditions of the unit to better reflect industry practice.View unit
AHCPLY2X6 Catch and load poultryChanges have been made to the Performance Criteria, Performance Evidence, Knowledge Evidence and Assessment Conditions of the unit to better reflect industry practice.View unit
AHCPLY3X1 Brood PoultryChanges have been made to the Performance Criteria, Performance Evidence, Knowledge Evidence and Assessment Conditions of the unit to better reflect industry practice.View unit
AHCPLY3X2 Incubate eggsChanges have been made to the Performance Criteria, Performance Evidence, Knowledge Evidence and Assessment Conditions of the unit to better reflect industry practice.View unit
AHCPLY3X3 Clean and disinfect poultry production shedsChanges have been made to the Performance Criteria, Performance Evidence, Knowledge Evidence and Assessment Conditions of the unit to better reflect industry practice.View unit
AHCPLY3X4 Implement and monitor biosecurity measures in poultry productionChanges have been made to the Performance Criteria, Performance Evidence, Knowledge Evidence and Assessment Conditions of the unit to better reflect industry practice.View unit

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here

Summary of Consultation to Date

The units have been drafted in consultation with subject matter experts. They have considered feedback that was received out of Workforce Functional Analysis workshops in October and November 2021, and in January and February 2022. People working directly in the pork and poultry industries participated and provided information on the skills and knowledge required for job roles and tasks. Thank you to those who provided feedback during these activities.

 

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Validation

Skills in biosecurity, animal welfare, safety and sustainability are crucial for pig and poultry farmers to raise and care for animals used to produce some of the staple foods in Australia. It is important that qualification and skills standards for this work are kept up to date. Consultation is underway to revise current pork and poultry units and qualifications, so that they incorporate current industry practices and standards and accurately reflect job functions.

The final drafts for pig and poultry farming are now available for your validation and comment. Please find the documents listed below.

The qualifications, skill sets and units have been updated so that they are clearer and more accurately reflect industry skills requirements. This includes updates to the core and elective lists within the Certificate III in Pork Production so that it accurately reflects the essential skills required of learners. Specialisation titles within the Certificate III in Poultry Production have been updated and packaging rules updated to decrease the core, increase electives and stipulate that one specialisation must be completed.

Skill sets across both sectors have been updated to reflect relevant skills and changes to the units. Eight skills sets are proposed for deletion as feedback to date has indicated they are no longer needed by industry. Five new skill sets have been created to reflect the five specialisations in the Certificate III in Poultry Production.

Changes have been made to the units to improve clarity, reduce duplication and accurately reflect the level of skill required. Consideration has been given to the performance evidence of both and pork and poultry units, which require live animals to be used. Further information about these discussion and their outcomes is available below.

You are welcome to provide comment on as many of the draft documents as you would like. Please feel free to share these with others who may also be interested.  

The draft documents will be available on this webpage for validation and feedback from 3 May until 27 May 2022.

How to participate in the validation process

To view the documents, please click on the expandable menus below. You can submit your feedback online using our feedback hub or by email.

Feedback Hub 

You can post comments directly on the draft document as well as view any comments from others. Your comments will remain anonymous. Only Skills Impact internal staff and training package contractors working directly on the project can identify users. For more information, see our Privacy Policy. The feedback hub is also moderated to avoid misuse. For further details, see our Moderation Policy. 

Please follow these steps:

  1. Select qualification or unit.
  2. You will be asked to register or login (this is a free account). Follow the prompts. 
  3. Once logged in, you will be able to post feedback directly on the document. 
  4.  Download user instructions 

 

 Feedback via email

Of course there is always the option to email us your feedback if you prefer. You can attach the qualification or unit with your track changes as feedback, or to provide general comments about the draft. There is a link at the bottom of the document group where you can download the Microsoft Word version of the qualification and units. Please email your feedback to Tom Vassallo tvassallo@skillsimpact.com.au

Online consultation sessions

There is an opportunity to register for an online consultation session, where you will have the opportunity to discuss the qualification and units with the project team and other individuals from your industry. Please register below.

Pork Production

  • Wednesday 25 May 2022, 1:30-3:00pm (AEST)
    Pork validation meeting 1 – discussing qualification, skill sets and new unit
    Register here
  • Thursday 26 May 2022, 1:30-3:00pm (AEST)
    Pork validation meeting 2 – discussing reviewed units & unit proposed for deletion
    Register here

Poultry Production

  • Wednesday 25 May 2022, 3:30-5:00pm (AEST)
    Poultry validation meeting 1 – discussing qualification and skill sets
    Register here
  • Thursday 26 May 2022, 3:30-5:00pm (AEST)
    Poultry validation meeting 2 – discussing revised unit group 1
    Register here
  • Friday 27 May 2022, 1:30-3:00pm (AEST)
    Poultry validation meeting 3 – discussing revised unit group 2
    Register here

Summary of Consultation and Feedback

Thank you to the stakeholders who provided feedback on the drafts that were made available from 18 February until 22 March 2022 under the ‘Drafts Available’ stage. During this time, feedback was collected via the online feedback hub, webinars, phone and emails. The units were drafted with guidance from Subject Matter Experts, made up of workplace experts and industry.

Key changes as a result of the ‘Drafts Available’ stage include:

Certificate III in Pork Production

  • Unit Implement feeding plans for intensive production has been added to Elective Group A Pork Production.
  • Number of units required to be completed from Group B Livestock Husbandry has increased from three to at least five units.
  • Units selected outside the qualification has reduced from two to one.

Skill Sets

  • Retitled the Pig Health Supervisor Skill Set to Livestock Health and Welfare Supervisor Skill Set to more accurately reflect the skill set outcome (no changes made to the skill set requirements).
  • Four units have had their codes updated within the Pork Industry Stockperson Skill Set (no other changes made).
  • Pork Industry Euthanasia Skill Set is now proposed for deletion.

Units of Competency

  • Minor changes have been made in some units to increase clarity in the Performance Criteria, Performance Evidence and to reduce duplication in the Knowledge Evidence.
  • Unit Monitor and maintain outdoor pig production is still proposed for deletion.

Animal ethics concerns

The revised pork units (AHCPRK) state the Performance Evidence be assessed in a pork production site that includes live pigs. Some units require the administering of treatments to live pigs and the removal/isolation of dead, non-viable or ill pigs. Feedback has been received that these requirements may create Animal Ethics Committee issues and may also limit access to these units for some RTOs/learners.

The subject matter expert working group (including representatives from industry and RTOs) carefully considered this feedback (including suggestions to allow replica animals and simulated workplaces). The outcome of this discussion was the advice not change these requirements.

Further information about the reasoning for this decision from the subject matter expert working group is provided in the Pork Production updates for Validation phase document.

Key changes as a result of the ‘Drafts Available’ stage include:

Certificate III in Poultry Production

  • Packaging rules changed to decrease core from seven to four units, increase electives from nine to 12 units, and to require at least on specialisation to be completed.
  • Specialisations titles updated to poultry farm technician, poultry breeding technician, egg grader, poultry services provider, and a new poultry hatchery technician specialisation.
  • Unit mix and mandatory units to achieve each specialisation have been revised.
  • Units added and removed from General Elective Group F.

Skill Sets

  • Seven existing skill sets proposed for deletion due to no enrolments.
  • Five new skill sets created to reflect the five specialisations Certificate III in Poultry Production.

Units of Competency

  • Minor changes have been made in some units to increase clarity in the Performance Criteria, Performance Evidence and to reduce duplication in the Knowledge Evidence.
  • ‘Safe and low stress animal handling techniques’ added to the Performance Criteria and Knowledge Evidence in some units for consistency with the units and across the units.
  • AHCPLY2X2 Maintain health and welfare of poultry has been revised to reflect AQF level outcomes and recoded to AHCPLY3X5.
  • Set up sheds or placement of point of lay or day old poultry has been revised to cover a broader range of poultry and reflect Australia Qualification Framework (AQF) level outcomes. The unit is now AHCPLY3XX Set up sheds for poultry production.
  • AHCPLY2X3 Set up sheds or placement of point of lay or day old poultry has been revised to cover a broader range of poultry and reflect AQF level outcomes. The unit is now AHCPLY3X6 Set up sheds for placement of poultry
  • Knowledge Evidence revised in AHCPLY3X1 Brood poultry to remove duplication.
  • AHCPLY3X4 Implement and monitor biosecurity measures in poultry production has had Element 4 removed; Performance Criteria removed, added and revised; Foundation Skills and Knowledge Evidence updated to better reflect specific national Poultry Production biosecurity codes and outcomes. The subject matter expert working group (SMEWG) also compared this unit to two existing generic AHC biosecurity units and advised the generic units were not appropriate for the commercial poultry production sector.

Animal ethics concerns

The revised poultry units (AHCPLY) require the Performance Evidence to be assessed in a ‘commercial poultry production site or an environment that accurately represents workplace conditions’, which includes live poultry. The revised unit Maintain health and welfare of poultry requires administering treatments to a group of at least 20 live birds, the removal of one dead bird, and the isolation of one bird showing signs of illness.

Feedback has been received that these requirements may create Animal Ethics Committee issues and may also limit access to these units for some RTOs/learners. The SMEWG (that includes representatives from industry and RTOs) carefully considered this feedback (including suggestions to allow replica animals). The outcome of this discussion by the SMEWG was to not change these requirements.

Further information about the reasoning for this decision from the SMEWG is provided in the Poultry Production updates for Validation phase document.

 

A description of how feedback has been considered and applied in these final drafts will be available soon.

Pork Qualification, Skill sets and Units Available for Validation

Unit code and nameProposed Changes or RationaleLink
AHC304XX Certificate III in Pork Production
  • AHCLSK310 Implement feeding plans for intensive production has been added to Elective Group A Pork Production.
  • Units selected from Group B Livestock Husbandry has increased from three to at least five units.
  • Units selected outside the qualification has reduced from two to one.
View and validate final qualification

Alternatively, you can email your feedback to Tom Vassallo tvassallo@skillsimpact.com.au

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here

Skill set code and name Proposed Changes or RationaleLink
AHCSS00122 Pork Industry Stockperson Skill SetFour units have had their codes updated within the skill set requirements, no other changes made.View and validate final skill set
AHCSSPORK000X1 Livestock Health and Welfare Supervisor Skill SetRetitled the Pig Health Supervisor Skill Set to Livestock Health and Welfare Supervisor Skill Set to reflect more accurately the skill set outcome (no changes made to the skill set requirements).View and validate final skill set

Alternatively, you can email your feedback to Tom Vassallo tvassallo@skillsimpact.com.au

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here

Minor changes have been made in some units to increase clarity in the Performance Criteria, Performance Evidence and to reduce duplication in the Knowledge Evidence.

Unit and nameLink
AHCPRK2X1 Care for health and welfare of pigsView and validate final draft unit
AHCPRK2X2 Move and handle pigsView and validate final draft unit
AHCPRK3X1 Care for sows prior, during and after farrowingView and validate final draft unit
AHCPRK3X2 Care for grower and finisher pigsView and validate final draft unit
AHCPRK3X3 Care for weaner pigsView and validate final draft unit
AHCPRK3X4 Treat rectal prolapse in pigsView and validate final draft unit
AHCPRK4X1 Implement a feeding strategy for pig productionView and validate final draft unit

Alternatively, you can email your feedback to Tom Vassallo tvassallo@skillsimpact.com.au

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here

Component code and name Rationale 
AHCPRK306 Monitor and maintain outdoor pig productionNo longer reflects industry skill needs.View unit on national training register 
AHCSS00050 Pork Industry Euthanasia Skill SetNo longer reflects industry skill needs.View skill set on national training register

You can email any feedback to Tom Vassallo tvassallo@skillsimpact.com.au

Poultry Qualification, Skill sets and Units Available for Validation

Qualification code and name Proposed Changes or RationaleLink
AHC305XX Certificate III in Poultry Production
  • Packaging rules changed to decrease core from seven to four units, increase electives from nine to 12 units, and to require at least one specialisation to be completed.
  • Specialisations titles updated to poultry farm technician, poultry breeding technician, egg grader, poultry services provider, and a new poultry hatchery technician specialisation.
  • Unit mix and mandatory units to achieve each specialisation have been revised.
  • Units added and removed from General Elective Group F.
View and validate final qualification

Alternatively, you can email your feedback to Tom Vassallo tvassallo@skillsimpact.com.au

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here

Five new Skill Sets created to reflect the five specialisations in Certificate III Poultry Production

Skill set code and nameLink
AHCSSNEWXX1 Poultry Farm Technician Skill SetView and validate final skill set
AHCSSNEWXX2 Poultry Breeding Technician Skill SetView and validate final skill set
AHCSSNEWXX3 Egg Grader Skill SetView and validate final skill set
AHCSSNEWXX4 Poultry Services Provider Skill SetView and validate final skill set
AHCSSNEWXX5 Poultry Hatchery Technician Skill SetView and validate final skill set

Alternatively, you can email your feedback to Tom Vassallo tvassallo@skillsimpact.com.au

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here

Unit code and nameLink
AHCPLY2X1 Collect store and handle eggs from breeder flocksView and validate final draft unit
AHCPLY2X4 Collect and pack eggs for human consumptionView and validate final draft unit
AHCPLY2X5 Grade and pack eggs for human consumptionView and validate final draft unit
AHCPLY2X6 Catch and load poultryView and validate final draft unit
AHCPLY3X1 Brood poultryView and validate final draft unit
AHCPLY3X2 Incubate eggsView and validate final draft unit
AHCPLY3X3 Clean and disinfect poultry production shedsView and validate final draft unit
AHCPLY3X4 Implement and monitor biosecurity measures in poultry productionView and validate final draft unit
AHCPLY3X5 Maintain health and welfare of poultryView and validate final draft unit
AHCPLY3X6 Set up sheds for placement of poultryView and validate final draft unit

Alternatively, you can email your feedback to Tom Vassallo tvassallo@skillsimpact.com.au

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here

Seven skill sets are proposed for deletion as feedback to date has indicated they are not required by industry. The newly proposed skill sets are more appropriately aligned to currently industry skills needs.

Unit code and nameLink 
AHCSS00053 Poultry Egg Industry Pullet Rearing Skill SetView skill set on national training register
AHCSS000054 Poultry Egg Industry Stockpersons Skill SetView skill set on national training register
AHCSS000055 Poultry Health Skill SetView skill set on national training register
AHCSS000056 Poultry Husbandry Skill SetView skill set on national training register
AHCSS000058 Poultry Industry Egg Collection and Packing on Farm Skill SetView skill set on national training register
AHCSS000059 Poultry Industry Egg Grading and Packing at Grading Floor Skill SetView skill set on national training register
AHCSS000060 Poultry Meat Industry Stockpersons Skill SetView skill set on national training register

You can email any feedback to Tom Vassallo tvassallo@skillsimpact.com.au

 

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Finalisation

This stage has not yet commenced