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AMP30815 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)

National ID: AMP30815 State ID: AYV3
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Want to bring home the bacon?

When you complete the Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) you'll be able to work as a butcher or meat retailer in a butcher shop, retail outlet or supermarket.


  • prepare different types of meat cuts, including sausages, poultry, value-added items and cured meat
  • identify species and meat cuts
  • trim meat for further processing
  • prepare minced meat and minced meat products
  • maintaining equipment
  • overview the meat industry
  • break and cut product using a bandsaw
  • select, weigh and package meat for sale
  • prepare specialised cuts
  • assess carcase or product quality
  • merchandise products, services
  • prepare primal cuts
  • assess and sell poultry products
  • locate, identify and assess meat cuts
  • assess and address customer preferences
  • make and sell sausages
  • provide advice on nutritional role of meat
  • trim meat to specifications
  • prepare and produce value added products
  • provide advice on cooking and storage of meat products
  • prepare and slice meat cuts
  • sharpen knives
  • packaging
  • managing stock
  • food safety programs
  • hygiene
  • workplace health and safety
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

This course is available as an apprenticeship.

Entrance requirements for apprenticeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

An apprenticeship involves full time work with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. This is a structured program for a fixed period of time and while you learn on the job, you also attend off the job training at SM TAFE.

Some of the benefits of an Apprenticeship are that you can:

  • earn a wage while you train
  • learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
  • receive a nationally recognised qualification on successful completion
  • start a valuable step towards a rewarding career path


 Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

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Bentley - Apprenticeship

When All year round
Where Bentley
How Apprenticeship

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers.