About the course
The National Certificate in Meat Retailing with strands in Consumer Ready, and Meat Packing [Ref: 1583] is for people who generally work in supervised roles in organisations employing the Consumer Ready business model of meat retailing. It may be used as a means of recognising the skills and knowledge that people may already have gained through significant industry experience prior to entry.<br /><br />The core compulsory section covers the skills related to customer service, communications, food hygiene, meat packing and safe work practices. This section also covers knowledge related to refrigeration, livestock development and slaughter, livestock anatomy, cuts, and meat yield, the purpose and methods for adding value to meat for retail sale, the nutritional values, cooking and serving suggestions for meat products, the purpose and application of legislation governing the retail meat trade, contamination hazards and control methods, meat cuts and stock control.<br /><br />The Consumer Ready strand compulsory section covers the skills related to knife maintenance, monitor a meat processing operation under a HACCP system and customer support. This section also covers knowledge related to refrigeration and the purpose and methods for adding value to meat for retail sale.<br /><br />The Consumer Ready strand elective section allows trainees to focus on knowledge and skills relating to slicing, sawing, mincing and rolling meat cuts, carcase processing, the preparation and presentation of meat in the hospitality industry or higher level knowledge of food contamination, hazards, and control methods used in a food business or to focus on sector specific or generic retail and distribution management skills and knowledge.<br /><br />This qualification provides a pathway to the National Certificate in Meat Retail Butchery (Cabinet and Shelf Ready) [Ref: 1582], the National Certificate in Meat Retailing (Forecasting, Purchasing and Production) [Ref: 1213], the National Certificate in Meat Retailing (Curing, Smoking and Smallgoods Manufacture) [Ref: 0269], and the National Certificate in Retail (Level 4) [Ref: 0995].
About the provider
Competenz is one of New Zealand’s industry training organisations. We work with over 3,500 companies and 20,000+ learners in 36 industries around New Zealand each year to build skills, careers and businesses. Most learning takes place on-the-job. We partner with employers, apprentices, schools, training providers and assessors across the country to help Kiwis build skills, careers and businesses.