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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Meat Processing (Animal Product Examination) (Level 5) with strands in Nominated Person Inspector-in-Charge, and Rover Inspector
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 5
Credits 50
Subject Area
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services » Food and Hospitality » Butchery
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide experienced employees for the meat processing sector who are able to work as animal product examiners either:
- in a supervisory capacity in meat processing operations, or
- supervising company meat inspectors.

This qualification will ensure the maintenance of standards in animal product examination and verification that can provide domestic and international markets with confidence in a quality range of meat products.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Coordinate compliance for product quality, health and safety and product safety programmes in a meat processing operation.
- Develop strategies to manage conflict in a meat processing operation.

Graduates of the Nominated Person Inspector-in-Charge strand will also be able to:
- Compliance check edible and inedible areas in a meat processing operation.

Graduates of the Rover Inspector strand will also be able to:
- Monitor and verify post-mortem animal examinations.
Education pathways
This qualification can lead on from the New Zealand Certificate in Meat Processing (Animal Product Examination) (Level 4) with an optional strand in Ante-Mortem [Ref: 3672] and on to further study.
Employment pathways
This qualification can lead to employment as Acting Inspector in Charge during Ministry of Primary Industry (MPI) veterinary absences in meat export plants, or as supervising company meat inspectors.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
It is recommended candidates hold:
- the New Zealand Certificate in Meat Processing (Animal Product Examination) (Level 4) with an optional strand in Ante-Mortem [Ref: 3672]
- or the New Zealand Certificate in Meat Processing (Level 4) with strands in Boning Operations, Grading, Meat Quality, Rendering, Slaughter Floor Operations, Dressing Operations, and Optimising Meat Yields (Level 4) [Ref: 2496],
- or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.
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 3673
Status Current
Created April 2017
Last Reviewed July 2017
Next Review November 2022
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