NZQA Expiring unit standard / 2498 version 9
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Title / Identify beef cuts
Level / 2 / Credits / 3
Purpose / This pre-entry unit standard is for people who seek employment in a meat processing plant.
People credited with this unit standard are able to identify beef cuts.
Classification / Meat Processing > Meat Processing - Core Skills
Available grade / Achieved
1Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes but is not limited to – Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, Animal Products Act 1999.
2Resource documents include but are not limited to – The New Zealand Meat Specifications Guide, available from the Beef and Lamb New Zealand website at
Organisational requirements – instructions to staff on policies and procedures that are documented in memo, electronic, or manual format and available in the workplace.
Company specifications – product specifications set by the company relating to cuts, weights, presentation, and packaging.
Customer specifications – product specifications set by clients relating to cuts, weights, presentation, and packaging.
Outcomes and evidence requirements
Identify beef cuts.
Rangebeef cuts include but are not limited to – shank meat, knuckle, thick flank, flank steak, brisket navel-end, brisket point-end, clod, chuck tender, inside round, eye of round, outside round, flat, full rump or sirloin butt, D cut rump, short loin, striploin, ribs, tenderloin, cube roll, chuck meat.
1.1Beef cuts are identified and named using The New Zealand Meat Specifications Guide terminology.
1.2The quality aspects of beef cuts are identified in accordance with company and customer specifications.
1.3The location on a beef carcass from which each cut is derived is identified.
1.4The quantity of cuts per carton is identified in accordance with company and customer specifications.
1.5The disposition of unsuitable cuts is identified in accordance with organisational requirements.Replacement information / This unit standard, unit standard 2495, unit standard 2517, unit standard 4537 and unit standard 20238 have been replaced by unit standard 30036.
This unit standard is expiring. Assessment against the standard must take place by the last date for assessment set out below.
Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versionsProcess / Version / Date / Last Date for Assessment
Registration / 1 / 31 January 1995 / 31 December 2012
Revision / 2 / 29 September 1998 / 31 December 2012
Review / 3 / 30 August 1999 / 31 December 2012
Revision / 4 / 19 July 2001 / 31 December 2012
Review / 5 / 21 October 2004 / 31 December 2012
Review / 6 / 20 February 2009 / 31 December 2012
Review / 7 / 21 July 2011 / 31 December 2016
Review / 8 / 27 January 2015 / 31 December 2021
Review / 9 / 16 February 2017 / 31 December 2021
Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference / 0033
This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA, before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR). The CMR also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.Primary Industry Training Organisation
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