Meat Classification Course
SAMIC is a dynamic National based company that must keep up with the rapid changes of a new business environment. Being a Government Assigned Company, SAMIC must align itself with the priorities of Government.
How do I get started?
To become a meat classifier, a person needs to undergo training in meat classification. The learner needs to complete a theoretical and practical evaluation by SAMIC. Any person with at least grade 10 with access to a PC and internet can register for the program.
How to register for the New Meat Classification Course?
- Download the “Enrollment form” (click on the word Theoretical Assessment under Course Fees to download form)
- Fill in the enrollment form and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You will receive a invoice with the banking details of SAMIC.
- Pay the amount in the SAMIC account and send proof of payment to email@example.com or fax it to 012-361 9837. Please mark the proof of payment clearly for attention Idah Motloung.
- SAMIC Head Office will verify payment.
- After confirming the payment, The Meat Classification Learning Material will be send via Speed Services.
- The learner study on his/her own time. When ready, the learner can arrange with one of our Regional Managers in their area to write the exam.
- Your theory test results will be available immediately. After successful completion of the theory test, a date and venue can be arranged with the Regional Manager from SAMIC for the practical evaluation at a high throughput abattoir on the specie of their choice.
Once the applicant is of the opinion that he/she is ready for a theoretical assessment, the applicant will have to do 2 separate assessments (Summative Assessment A and Summative Assessment B).
To pass these assessments you need to have a minimum of 50% on the Meat Classification Manual and a minimum of 75% for the Red Meat Classification Regulations.
If you do not achieve a passing score on an assessment the first time, you must wait at least 5 days before retaking the next assessments. If you do not achieve a passing score the second time, you must wait at least a 14-day period before retaking the assessment a third time. A 14-day waiting period will also be imposed for the fourth and fifth subsequent assessment retakes. You may not take a given assessment any more than five times per year.
From the 1st of April 2014, any new applicant needs to register with SAMIC before he/she can start with the Meat Classification Course.