831312 Poultry Process Worker

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
831312
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Poultry Process Worker
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

831312 POULTRY PROCESS WORKER

Stuns and kills, dresses, trims, cuts into portions, bones, fillets, weighs, grades and packages poultry.
Skill Level: 5
Specialisations:
Poultry Boner
Poultry Slaughterer

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
5

8313 Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
8313
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

8313 MEAT, POULTRY AND SEAFOOD PROCESS WORKERS

MEAT, POULTRY AND SEAFOOD PROCESS WORKERS slaughter and eviscerate poultry, and process, grade and package meat, poultry, fish and shellfish.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.
Tasks Include:

processing offal and tripe
moving carcasses to chillers and freezers
loading meat products into trucks
packing boned and sliced meat into cartons
stunning and shackling poultry for killing and processing
severing jugular veins of poultry, and removing viscera and residual material from poultry carcasses
separating organs and glands, such as sweetbreads, livers, hearts and spleens, from poultry carcasses
inspecting and grading poultry, fish and shellfish for size and quality
packing fish and counting packs before freezing, and packing frozen fish blocks into cartons
operating machines which slice, peel, skin and crumb fish
cleaning and sanitising equipment and work areas

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
797.40
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
681.10
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
755.30