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SKILLS PROGRAMS

Abattoir Skills Training offers a number of skills programmes on behalf of the RMAA.

Clients are invited to send their “Expression of Interest in Training Form” to AST.  AST will contact you to schedule dates for the training.

Training can be provided concurrently with the facility’s normal production if sufficient numbers of learners can be made available.   All training is provided on site and includes the learning material and assessments.  On occasion the help of an on-site evidence gatherer might be required to verify practical assignments.

Below find a summary of the skills programmes on offer:

Programme Name Duration Programme Description
AgriSETA Accredited
HMS & HACCP 4 Days Learners will gain knowledge and skills regarding food safety
and quality systems, including the Hygiene Management System, as required by the regulations under the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act no 40 of 2000), and they will also be introduced to HACCP
HMS & HACCP Awareness 2 Days Learners are introduced to the concept of food safety and quality systems, and given a basic introduction to the HMS and HACCP
GMP & HACCP 4 Days Learners will gain knowledge and skills with regard risk and hazard management and control measures based on Good Manufacturing Practices and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points
Food Safety Internal Auditor 4 Days This course is aim at individuals responsible for audit their own organisation to ensure compliance to the relevant legislation
Food Safety Lead Auditor 5 Days This is a SAATCA registered course aimed at individuals who want to make a career of auditing within their field of expertise.  Learners are required to complete the Internal Auditor Course prior to attending this course.
Food Safety Management System Awareness 1 Day Learners gain basic knowledge about food safety and quality management systems
Hygiene Awareness 1 Day Learns will gain knowledge and skills to maintain personal hygiene as well as good hygiene practices in the workplace
Environmental Standards Workshop 1 Day This course provides learners with an overview of legislation and practices related to adhering to environmental standards
Environmental Standards Implementation 4 Days Learners will be given information and tools to implement and maintain an Environmental Management System in their organisation
Occupational Health and Safety Workshop 1 Day This course provides learners with an over of the legislation and practices related to maintaining a safe working environment
Occupational Health and Safety Implementation 4 Days Learners will be given information and tools to implement and maintain an Occupational Health and Safety Management System in their organisation
HIV Awareness 1 Day Learners will gain knowledge and awareness regarding the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS in their personnel life and in the workplace
Basic Business Principles 2 Days Learners will be introduced to principles regarding the operation of a business, the uses of resources and how an individuals behaviour can affect the organisation
Non-SETA
Animal Handling 4 Days Learners will gain knowledge and skills to treat animals in their care humanely and to prepare them for slaughter according to legislation and procedures
Basic Introduction to the Abattoir Industry 1 Day Learners are introduced to the abattoir industry by explaining the administration and operational procedures involved in running an abattoir
Deboning –
Beef:
Pork:
Small Stock:
3 Days
2 Days
1 Day
Learners will gain knowledge and skills enabling them to cut and debone carcasses according to standard operating procedures
Introductory Abattoir Hygiene 1½ Days Learners will gain knowledge and skills related to the operation of an abattoir, hygiene practices and prevention of contamination as well as cleaning and sanitation
Slaughter –
Beef:
Pork:
Small Stock:
4 Days
3 Days
3 Days
Learners are introduced to slaughter and dresssing requirements for the specific species as well as to equipment and utensils required to perform the functions.  Learners will gain the skills required to perform functions at their specific stations on the line.

 

 

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