This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as meat inspectors or meat safety officers in meat processing establishments. In such roles, workers perform ante mortem (except in the case of wild game) and post-mortem inspection of food animals to ensure that meat is safe for human or pet consumption, in line with relevant Australian Standards.
Workers are required to take responsibility for their own work, participate in teams where required, use judgement, interpret information, and apply solutions to routine and some non-routine problems.
This qualification includes two elective units that cover work in micro meat processing premises. Users must note that these units will not satisfy the regulatory requirements for meat inspection work in export premises or some domestic premises. Users must check with the relevant regulatory authority before delivery.
Individuals who work as meat inspectors must comply with the requirements of local/state/territory authorities and where applicable the Australian Government export authority.