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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Meat Processing (Animal Product Examination) (Level 3) with strands in Poultry Ante-Mortem, Rabbit Ante-Mortem, Rabbit Post-Mortem, Petfood Post-Mortem, and Poultry Post-Mortem (with optional strand in Petfood Ante-Mortem)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 40 - 90
Subject Area
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services » Food and Hospitality » Butchery
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide competent employees for the meat processing sector, who are able to work as animal product examiners in a pet food, poultry, or rabbit processing operation, carrying out basic ante-mortem or post-mortem examinations.

The programme is stranded to reflect the specialist requirements of poultry, rabbit, and petfood post-mortem and anti-mortem procedures.

The meat processing sector will benefit by having a qualification that establishes standards of competent performance in animal product examination that can provide domestic and international markets with confidence in a quality range of pet food or poultry products.

Graduates will be capable of working under supervision with responsibility for their work outcomes.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply knowledge of industry legislation to comply with workplace safety, food and hygiene requirements and quality assurance when processing meat products
- Work in a team in a pet food, poultry, or rabbit processing operation

Graduates of the Poultry Ante-Mortem strand will also be able to:
- Carry out ante-mortem examinations on poultry used for human consumption

Graduates of the Rabbit Ante-Mortem strand will also be able to:
- Carry out ante-mortem examinations on rabbits used for human consumption

Graduates of the Rabbit Post-Mortem strand will also be able to:
- Carry out post-mortem examinations on rabbit products used for human consumption

Graduates of the Petfood Post-Mortem strand will also be able to:
- Carry out post-mortem examinations on meat products used for animal consumption

Graduates of the Poultry Post-Mortem strand will also be able to:
- Carry out post-mortem examinations on poultry products used for human consumption

Graduates of the Petfood Ante-Mortem strand will also be able to:
- Carry out ante-mortem examinations on animals used for animal consumption
Education pathways
This qualification can lead on to the New Zealand Certificate in Meat Processing (Animal Product Examination) (Level 4) with an optional strand in Ante-Mortem [Ref:3672]
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation Primary Industry Training Organisation
Developed By Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3671
Status Current
Created April 2017
Last Reviewed July 2017
Next Review July 2022

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