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Additional Meat Processing Units Available for Validation

You are invited to provide validation and comment on three final draft units of competency relating to the following skills areas:

  • Oversee humane handling of animals
  • Conduct an animal welfare audit of a meat processing plant
  • Develop and implement a TACCP and VACCP plan

These units have been revised based on feedback that was received on the drafts that were made available between 12 – 26 March 2019.

The final drafts will be available on the Skills Impact website for validation and comment until 18 April 2019.

This round of feedback is about checking the documents are logical and factually accurate. Let us know whether the final drafts accurately reflect the current industry skills standards, knowledge and practices and whether all job functions are accurately described.

To provide validation and comment, please visit the project webpage.

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Summary of the project so far

These three units are being revised as part of the Meat Processing Project, which has included the review and development of several other units and skill sets that were available for feedback from 1 – 19 November 2018 and then again for validation and comment from 9 – 23 January 2019. These other units and skill sets relate to the following skills areas:

  • Animal Health Data Collection
  • Operation and management of biogas facilities in a processing plant
  • Improving meat quality (by identifying secondary sexual characteristics in beef)
  • Conduct a workplace incident investigation
  • Preparation of market reports for sheep and beef
  • Food-safe pest control management
  • Material handling through traceability of products


The Meat Industry Reference Committee is overseeing this project work, as part of their responsibilities to support engagement with the sector, and to ensure projects meets industry stakeholder needs.