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AQ Courses Meat 3 v2

Carcass Disease And Defect Removal Skills Maintena

Duration: Self-directed learning
Cost: $1200.00 per plant + GST

Course overview

Upcoming courses

  • Early Bird Offer
  • Limited Spaces

Course overview

This course is designed to provide individuals with knowledge of carcass disease and defect removal. Trainees will learn how to maximise production efficiencies and reduce possible chain stoppages due to retain rail overload. It is a highly visual course designed to practically equip trainees with the skills required to effectively complete these tasks.

What is covered?

  • The identification and the efficient, hygienic removal of diseases and defects
  • Appropriate use of disease or defect indicator ticket(s) issued to each carcass
  • Avoiding unnecessary mutilation or wastage
  • Appropriate techniques to use during the defect removal process for each carcass type

Key benefits

  • Gain an understanding of food safety requirements and practices
  • Ensure a high level of competency in identifying disease and defect tickets, visually assessing the post-mortem appearance of diseases, and efficient and hygienic removal of contaminated, diseased or defective tissue
  • Ensure only necessary areas are removed minimising wastage and increasing the amount of saleable 
  • Ensure ability to identify disease and defect and other relevant tickets used on plant
  • Gain an insight into current national and international food safety issues
  • Train with a NZQA recognised Private Training Establishment (PTE)

Who should attend?

  • Retain rail trimmers
  • Slaughterboard supervisors
  • Technical staff
  • It is mandated by Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) that all company meat inspectors and retain staff must complete this training


Self-directed learning


There are no prerequisites. 

Note: Currently this course is only available to domestic students. Please contact us if you are not a domestic student and would like to register your interest in this course.