Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)

Course Code AMP30815
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 1095 hours

Course Overview

Started an Apprenticeship as a Butcher? Learn your trade from the experts at GOTAFE. We teach you skills you need to work confidently and safely in the retail meat industry. We come to your workplace to support you to apply new skills directly to your work.
Training Apprentices is our specialty. We’ll make sure you build the skills employers want. Maturity, initiative, how to get the job done. From raw materials to serving customers at the shop counter. Applicants must have current employment within the industry.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Fee Information
Type Cost
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice $3,066.00
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice Concession $613.20
Course Materials $547.50

Please note that the advertised fees relate to 2019.   For enrolments this year, please contact us for confirmation.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

All students will complete a Pre Training Review
All apprentices are contracted to GOTAFE as the Training Organisation, as registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Centre

Units of Competency

AMP30815 – Core Units
AMPCOR202 – Apply hygiene and sanitation practices
AMPR320 – Assess and address customer preferences
AMPR317 – Assess and sell poultry products
AMPR302 – Assess carcase or product quality
AMPR201 – Break and cut product using a bandsaw
AMPR303 – Calculate yield of carcase or product
AMPR212 – Clean meat retail work area
AMPCOR205 – Communicate in the workplace
AMPCOR203 – Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements
AMPR316 – Cure, corn and sell product
AMPCOR204 – Follow safe work policies and procedures
AMPR101 – Identify species and meat cuts
AMPR319 – Locate, identify and assess meat cuts
AMPCOR201 – Maintain personal equipment
AMPR208 – Make and sell sausages
AMPR304 – Manage stock
AMPR305 – Meet customer needs
AMPR307 – Merchandise products, services
AMPCOR206 – Overview the meat industry
AMPR204 – Package products using manual packing and labelling equipment
AMPX201 – Prepare and operate bandsaw
AMPR322 – Prepare and produce value added products
AMPX210 – Prepare and slice meat cuts
AMPR104 – Prepare minced meat and minced meat products
AMPX304 – Prepare primal cuts
AMPR301 – Prepare specialised cuts
AMPR209 – Produce and sell value-added products
AMPR202 – Provide advice on cooking and storage of meat products
AMPR306 – Provide advice on nutritional role of meat
AMPR105 – Provide service to customers
AMPR203 – Select, weigh and package meat for sale
AMPX209 – Sharpen knives
AMPR103 – Store meat product
AMPR102 – Trim meat for further processing
AMPX211 – Trim meat to specifications
AMPR205 – Use basic methods of meat cookery
FDFOP2061A – Use numerical applications in the workplace

AMP30815 – Elective Units
AMPR106 – Process sales transactions
AMPR108 – Monitor meat temperature from receival to sale
AMPR206 – Vacuum pack products in a retail operation
AMPR210 – Receive meat products
AMPR308 – Prepare, roll, sew and net meat
AMPR309 – Bone and fillet poultry
AMPR310 – Cost and price meat products
AMPR311 – Prepare portion control to specifications
AMPR313 – Order stock in a meat enterprise
AMPR323 – Break small stock carcases for retail sale
AMPR324 – Break large stock carcases for retail sale
AMPX305 – Smoke product
AMPX309 – Identify and repair equipment faults

Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Additional Information

Students will be required to purchase a Knife kit, personal protective equipment and course resources.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.