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Animal Welfare and Humane Slaughter

Duration: 1 day
Cost: $772.00 + GST per person

Course overview

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Course Overview

This course is designed for people who manage stock up to the point of slaughter and require a good understanding animal welfare regulations within the work area, and the principles of humane slaughter. 

It provides the knowledge and skills to effectively monitor and handle livestock as documented in organisational quality systems, and is consistent with legislative and international market requirements. 

What is covered?

  • Importance of animal welfare 

  • Animal Welfare Views 

  • New Zealand Animal Welfare Legislation 

  • Obligations and Responsibilities 

  • Animal Behaviour and Handling 

  • Stockyards and good yard design 

  • Humane Slaughter 

Who should attend?

  • Stockyard personnel involved in managing the receipt of and processing of animals for slaughter
  • Slaughterboard personnel involved in humane slaughter
  • Supervisory staff
  • Stock buyers involved in the purchasing of animals for slaughter · Any person responsible for overseeing the procurement and delivery of animals for slaughter e.g. transport operators 

Key Benefits

  • Demonstrate knowledge of good practices in animal welfare and humane slaughter 

  • Gain an understanding of the Animal Welfare Act, Animal Welfare (Care and Procedures) Regulations 2018, and Codes of Welfare 

  • Develop an increased awareness of how important animal treatment is to the quality of the end product 

  • Ensure your workplace consistently meets and exceeds customer expectations 

  • Provide confidence of compliance with the guidelines prescribed by the Animal Welfare Act 1999 

Entry Requirements


There is no prerequisite for this course.

Learning Support

Please contact our team in advance if you have any special learning needs or additional support is required on the day. Trainees with literacy concerns may request a reader/writer support for non-unit standard based training.

This course is also available as:

Delivered in-house at your workplace