Meat Processing

Stay sharp and upskill with Axial’s Meat Processing Courses

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On-the-job training

Our vocational approach to meat processing training helps you manage both work and study.

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Blue-Ribbon courses to help you reach your goals

Our Certificate II & III Retail Meat apprenticeship courses might be the first-grade training experience you’re looking for.

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Accredited and recognised nationally

Our meat processing training courses are fully accredited and recognised across the nation.

1 - AMP20117 Certificate II in Meat Processing (Food Services)

This traineeship qualification will prepare you for a career in meat retailing including butchers stores, meat departments in supermarkets or wholesale boning rooms.

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In the food services sector you could prepare meat supplies for clients ranging from airlines to hospitals, supermarkets and hotels.

The content covered in this course includes an overview of the meat industry, OHS, hygiene, quality, productivity, workplace operations and quality assurance.

Examples of the type of work involved in this course include:

  • working in food service areas of supermarkets
  • preparing and slicing meat
  • working with catering and hospitality industry suppliers
  • packing meat products
  • OHS practices, including OHS regulations
  • maintaining workplace equipment and utensils
  • providing nutritional advice to customers

Who is this course designed for?

AMP20117 Certificate II in Meat Processing (Food Services) has been designed for people who would like to gain entry-level employment in the food services sector of the meat industry.

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Course Units

AMP20117 Certificate II in Meat Processing (Food Services) consists of six mandatory units and eight elective units. Axial will work with the student and employer to select the appropriate technical units to meet the needs, interests and working environment of all parties.

AMPCOR201

Maintain personal equipment

Core

AMPCOR202

Apply hygiene and sanitation practices

Core

AMPCOR204

Follow safe work policies and procedures

Core

AMPCOR205

Communicate in the workplace

Core

AMPCOR206

Overview the meat industry

Core

AMPCOR203

Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements

Core

AMPX209

Sharpen knives (pre-requisite for all units requiring use of a knife)

Elective

AMPR101

Identify species and meat cuts

Elective

AMPR102

Trim meat for further processing  Prerequisites (A)

Elective

AMPR103

Store meat product

Elective

AMPR104

Prepare minced meat and minced meat products  Prerequisites (A)

Elective

AMPR105

Provide services to customers

Elective

AMPR203

Select, weigh and package meat for sale

Elective

AMPR212

Clean a meat retail work area

Elective

FDFOP2061A

Use numerical applications in the workplace

Elective

AMPR106

Process sale transactions

Elective

AMPR108

Monitor meat temperature from receival to sale

Elective

AMPX201

Prepare and operate bandsaw

Elective

AMPR201

Break and cut product using a bandsaw

Elective

AMPX210

Prepare and slice meat cuts  Prerequisite (A)

Elective

AMPX211

Trim meat to specification  Prerequisite (A)

Elective

MTMR202

Provide advice on cooking and storage of meat products Prerequisite (B)

Elective

AMPR204

Package product using manual packing and labelling equipment

Elective

AMPR208

Make and sell sausages

Elective

AMPR209

Produce and sell value-added products   Prerequisites (A)

Elective

AMPR205

Use basic methods of cookery  Prerequisites (A)

Elective

AMPX213

Despatch meat product

Elective

AMPX212

Package product using automatic packing and labelling equipment

Elective

AMPR206

Vacuum pack product in a retail operation

Elective

 

Delivery Mode

The Certificate II qualification is delivered over a period of 12 - 24 months with assessment conducted on the job by an Axial trainer on a regular and agreed schedule.

Career Pathways

You could find employment in specialised food retailers including delicatessens, poultry shops and speciality meat and butcher shops.

There are currently around 24,000 Australians employed in the meat retailing sector with over 1,000 new apprentices coming on board each year.

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Assessment Requirements

Assessment will consist of individual or clustered units of competencies, whereby the student will display their theoretical and practical ability to a standard where the trainer can deem them competent.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is ideal for people without any formal qualifications. No matter how, when or where you acquired your skills, you can still receive a full or partial qualification based on your experience gained through various work or life situations.

Government Funding and Incentives

Some applicants may be eligible for User Choice funding from the Queensland Government. For more information contact the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) or visit the Government Funding and Incentives section of this website.

Our Trainers

We have a team of friendly and experienced trainers who are dedicated to providing tailored training to suit the needs of our students and their employers. Visit Our Trainers page to view profiles of our training team.

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Sharpen your edge and train with Axial today

If the world of meat processing and becoming a certified butcher is a path you think might just be for you, we have the courses to help point you in the direction of that goal. Butchers are a trusted part of the Australian landscape and a career that’s hundreds, if not thousands of years old.

By training with Axial you will be joining a long line of dedicated individuals who, for centuries, have helped people serve meat to their families and friends.

A cut above in training and education

At Axial Training, we believe that every student should have the opportunity to reach for their goals and learn in an environment that’s conducive to them becoming the best they can be. This is why our vocational trainers are flexible, professional and experienced in the areas they train.

Here are just a few of the benefits of choosing Axial to study meat processing:-

  • Our vocational approach gives students real-world environments to learn in
  • Over 100,000 students have completed courses with Axial
  • We have worked with over 15,000 businesses
  • A multitude of experienced trainers on hand
  • Accountable and trackable outcomes
  • Government and Federal funding available
  • Student Progress Employer Portal

If you or one of your workers want to advance their skills in a professional and friendly training environment talk to us today about our certificate II & III meat processing courses on 1300 729 425 or apply online.

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