7866 Provide technical advice on food or related product processing

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Provide technical advice on food or related product processing
technologies
Level
4
Credits
6
Purpose
This unit standard is for people who are currently working, or who intend to
work, in jobs which require the provision of advice on food or related product
processing technologies.
People credited with this unit standard are able to maintain knowledge of
food or related product processing operations, and provide technical advice.
This unit standard is seen as being applicable to trades or laboratory staff.
Subfield
Food and Related Products Processing
Domain
Food and Related Product Information Provision
Status
Registered
Status date
21 September 2007
Date version published
21 September 2007
Planned review date
31 December 2012
Entry information
Open.
Accreditation
Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and
industry.
Standard setting body (SSB)
Competenz (Food and Beverage)
Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference
0111
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Special notes
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Legislation relevant to this unit standard may include but is not limited to the: Health
and Safety in Employment Act 1992; Health and Safety in Employment Regulations
1995; Food Act 1981; Food Hygiene Regulations 1974; Food (Safety) Regulations
2002; Resource Management Act 1991; and their associated regulations and
subsequent amendments.
2
Related products may include: beverages, household products, or personal care
products.
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Definition
Organisational procedures refer to documents that include: worksite rules, codes,
and practices; equipment operating instructions; production specifications;
documented quality management systems; and health and safety requirements.
Elements and performance criteria
Element 1
Maintain knowledge of food or related product processing operations.
Performance criteria
1.1
Technical and colleague networks are developed and maintained.
Range
1.2
Opportunities to participate in trials and research projects are identified and
actioned within organisational and personal constraints.
Range
1.3
networks – peers, organisations; trades and/or technical.
constraints – geographical, budgetary, time.
Personal and company details on professional mailing lists and meeting
invitation lists are current and details accurate.
Range
mailing lists – journals and/or publications and/or newsletters
and/or seminar notification lists.
1.4
Technical information is recorded, filed, and available for future use.
1.5
Opportunities to maintain and expand technical knowledge are identified and
actioned.
Range
1.6
opportunities – seminars and/or projects and/or training courses
and/or new legislation review.
Maintenance of knowledge of food or related products processing technologies
complies with organisational policies, procedures, and legislation.
Range
policies and procedures – work instructions and/or manuals and/or
operating procedures and/or quality standards.
Element 2
Provide technical advice.
Performance criteria
2.1
Technical advice is based on current and valid analysis and research.
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2.2
Opportunities to improve product and workplace processes through application
of technical knowledge are identified, and actioned with personnel authorised
for implementing changes.
2.3
End users agree technical advice is conveyed in a language, and format that
promote shared understanding and meaning.
2.4
Written material used to provide technical advice is clear, concise, and in
agreed format for presentation.
2.5
Documentation related to provision of technical advice is accurate, complete,
and complies with organisational procedures.
2.6
Colleagues agree responses, and types of information offered in response to
requests for technical advice, optimise likelihood of workplace improvements.
2.7
Provision of technical advice complies with organisational policies, procedures,
and legislation.
Range
policies and procedures – safety and/or process and/or
authorisation.
Please note
Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated
authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against
unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register
credits from assessment against unit standards.
Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards
must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP 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.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact Competenz [email protected] if you wish to suggest
changes to the content of this unit standard.
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