This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as meat inspectors or meat safety officers in meat processing establishments. In such roles, workers perform post-mortem inspection of food animals and in some cases ante-mortem inspection to ensure that meat is safe for human or pet consumption, in line with relevant Australian Standards.
At this level workers provide specialist technical skills and knowledge about food animal disease and conditions. They are required to work autonomously, use judgement, interpret information, and apply solutions to routine and some non-routine problems. They may take some responsibility for the output of others.
Individuals who work as meat inspectors must comply with the requirements of local/state/territory authorities and where applicable the Australian Government export authority. Users must check with the relevant regulatory authority before delivery.