Carcase Trimming (Retain Rail) Skill Set

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Western Australia's known for its high quality meat products such as beef, chicken, pork, and more. You’re needed to join the team to help bring WA’s famous meat to the world!

With the Carcase Trimming (Retain Rail) Skill Set, you’ll learn to safely and skilfully trim a carcase hanging from a retain rail in a modern meat processing facility. Other skills include how to sharpen knives; inspect carcase forequarters and hindquarters; and manage all aspects of the retain rail including pathology and dressing defects. 

Skill sets
Industry: Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
National course code: AMPSS00007 | WA State ID: AD704
What unit/s of competency are in this skill set?

This skill set contains the following nationally recognised unit/s of competency.

Unit code Unit title
AMPX209 Sharpen knives
AMPCOR202 Apply hygiene and sanitation practices
AMPCOR204 Follow safe work policies and procedures
AMPA3046 Undertake retain rail operations
AMPA2048 Inspect forequarter and remove contamination
AMPA2047 Inspect hindquarter and remove contamination
What is a skill set?

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The units of competency in a skill set are nationally accredited and recognised. 

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What further study options are available from here?

The units in this skill set may lead to the qualifications listed below, and others that allow selection of these units.

  • Certificate II in Meat Processing
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