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  • AMPSS00045

Meat Processing Livestock Handler Skill Set

Accredited Skill Set
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At a glance

Learn how to handle livestock with ease

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AMPSS00045 Meat Processing Livestock Handler Skill Set

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Course overview

Course overview

This skill set will see meatworkers gain the skills to handle livestock with ease and confidence. Specifically, they'll learn how to identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs; livestock observation; handling requirements, and safe work policies and procedures, amongst other essential skills.

Units

The successful achievement of this skill set requires you to complete 6 units, as per the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCBIO302A
Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs
AHCLSK204A
Carry out regular livestock observation
AHCLSK205A
Handle livestock using basic techniques
AMPA2000
Prepare animals for slaughter
AMPA2006
Apply animal welfare and handling requirements
AMPCOR204
Follow safe work policies and procedures

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

This program is available primarily for business clients. We offer customised learning programs based on the needs of the organisation. Students will need to be employed in the industry and should be 15 years of age or above. Sound literacy and numeracy skills are recommended.

Students will need to take into consideration the substantial amount of on-the-job training required in this skill set, as well as the risks associated with work in an abattoir, including Q-fever and other zoonotic diseases, the use of knives, the demanding physical nature of some positions, proximity to machinery and the use of automatic machinery.

Resources required

Students will require access to the relevant equipment in the workplace, as well as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) relevant to and as stated by the workplace

Need to know

Students will need to take into consideration the substantial amount of on-the-job training required in this qualification, as well as the risks associated with work in an abattoir, including Q-fever and other zoonotic diseases, the use of knives, the demanding physical nature of some positions, proximity to machinery and the use of automatic machinery.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland