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Qualification details
Title
New Zealand Certificate in Meat Processing (Animal Product Examination)
(Level 3)
Version
1
Qualification type
Certificate
Level
3
Credits
40
NZSCED
110105 - Food, Hospitality and Personal Services > Food and
Hospitality > Butchery
Qualification developer
Primary ITO
Next review
December 2018
Approval date
April 2015
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 or poultry processing
operation, carrying out basic ante-mortem or post-mortem
examinations.
The learner will benefit from developing skills and knowledge to
become competent animal product examiners in a meat
processing operation, as well as having a qualification within an
employment pathway that recognises progression through the
industry.
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.
Outcome Statement
Graduate profile
Education pathway
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Graduates of the qualification will be able to:

apply knowledge of legislation to comply with workplace
safety, environment, food and hygiene requirements and
quality assurance when processing meat products

work in a team in a pet food or poultry processing operation

carry out basic ante-mortem or post-mortem examinations on
meat products used for animal consumption or on poultry
products
This qualification can lead on to the New Zealand Certificate in
Meat Processing (Animal Product Examination) (Level 4) [Ref:
2483]
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Employment pathway
This qualification can lead to employment as an animal product
examiner in a basic position in a pet food or poultry processing
operation, carrying out basic ante-mortem or post-mortem
examinations.
Qualification specifications
Qualification award
This qualification may be awarded by the Primary ITO as the
qualification developer and the industry training organisation
arranging training leading to the qualification under section 5 of
the Industry Training Act 1992.
This qualification may also be awarded by an education
organisation accredited under section 250 of the Education Act
1989 to deliver an approved programme leading to this
qualification.
The formal document certifying the award of this qualification will
display the NZQF logo and may also include the name and/or
logo of the awarding education organisation.
Evidence requirements for
assuring consistency
All education organisations offering programmes leading to the
qualification must engage with arrangements for managing
consistency, including covering actual and reasonable related
costs.
Each education organisation is responsible for deciding what
specific evidence it will provide to demonstrate how well its
graduates meet the graduate profile outcomes of the
qualification.
Evidence of the following must be provided:

student feedback on course delivery and qualification
achievement, their perception of the value of the training, and
suggestions for improvements

feedback from employers on the level of skills, knowledge
and behaviour demonstrated by graduates of the qualification

evidence of effective internal quality assurance systems

portfolios of work and/or assessment samples demonstrating
the range of student performance within a programme

other relevant evidence that supports the consistency review.
Minimum standard of
achievement and standards for
grade endorsements
The minimum standard of achievement required for award of the
qualification will be the achievement of all graduate outcomes in
the graduate profile through successful completion of a NZQA
approved programme.
Other requirements for the
qualification (including regulatory
body or legislative requirements)
There are no regulatory body or legislative requirements
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General conditions for the programme leading to the qualification
General conditions for
programme
Tertiary Education Organisations arranging training or delivering
programmes towards this qualification must ensure that the
training arranged and programmes of learning are kept up-todate with regard to amendments to, and replacements of,
Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMARs) and General
requirements for export (GREXs) outlined by the Ministry for
Primary Industries.
All tasks are to be carried out in accordance with the Health and
Safety in Employment (HSE) Act 1992, the Animal Products Act
1999, and company quality, environmental and hygiene
requirements.
Conditions relating to the Graduate profile
Qualification outcomes
1
Conditions
Apply knowledge of legislation
to comply with workplace
safety, environment, food and
hygiene requirements and
quality assurance when
processing meat products
(15 credits)
2
Work in a team in a pet food or
poultry processing operation
(5 credits)
3
Carry out basic ante-mortem
or post-mortem examinations
on meat products used for
animal consumption or on
poultry products
(20 credits)
Qualification Reference 2482
© New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2015
Programmes may include the following topics:

ante-mortem examinations on animals used for animal
consumption

post-mortem examinations on animals used for animal
consumption

ante-mortem examinations on poultry

post-mortem examinations on poultry products
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Transition information
Replacement information
This qualification replaced the National Certificate in Animal
Product Examination Services (Poultry) (Level 3) [Ref: 1223] and
the National Certificate in Animal Product Examination Services
(Petfood) with strands in Ante-mortem Examination, and Postmortem Examination [Ref: 1060].
Learners currently enrolled in programmes leading to the replaced qualification may either complete the
requirements as specified below, or transfer their results to this replacement qualification.
The last date for entry into programmes leading to the replaced qualification is 31 December 2017. The
last date for award of the replaced qualification is 31 December 2019.
It is the intention of Primary ITO that no existing trainee should be disadvantaged by these transition
arrangements. Any person who considers they have been disadvantaged may appeal to the Primary ITO,
PO Box 10383, The Terrace, Wellington 6143. Email [email protected]
Publication information
Version 1 of this qualification was republished in April 2016 to extend the last date for entry into
programmes leading to the replaced qualification to 31 December 2017 and the last date for award of the
replaced qualification to 31 December 2019.
Qualification Reference 2482
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