The qualification provides learners with the opportunity to gain competence in poultry processing and will facilitate their securing employment in the industry. For those who are already employed in a poultry processing plant, the multi-skilling that the qualification offers will open up a career path in the industry.
A learner achieving this qualification will be able to work effectively and productively within the poultry processing industry knowing:
- Health and safety principles in a poultry abattoir.
- The principles and procedures of poultry abattoir hygiene.
- The processing procedures in a poultry abattoir.
- The quality assurance and good manufacturing procedures.The generic nature of the qualification will facilitate multi-skilling, which in turn, will have a positive impact on the efficiency and productivity of the processing plants.The combined commitment of the learners and employers in the achievement of this qualification, will help alleviate the transient nature of the workers at this level, which will result in a more stable and efficient workforce.Rationale:
The qualification addresses the urgent need for the establishment of skills and accompanying standards that the industry required, especially within the SMME sector. This will allow them to operate on a more professional basis. The observance of strict health, hygiene and bio-security principles will minimize the risks that these role players face.
This qualification and the resultant skills that are learnt will have a positive contribution to the establishment of small processing plants in the rural areas that can serve their communities and distant markets.
The qualification embodies the international requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), which will ensure that producers will be able to export poultry products that will meet the stringent international requirements.