This butcher trade qualification, AMP30815 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher), is recognised Australia-wide by independent retailers and supermarkets.
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During this Certificate III apprenticeship you will develop an understanding of the work practices in retail meat enterprises in relation to health, safety, hygiene, quality and productivity.
You will also learn how to prepare, package and merchandise a range of meat products including primal and specialist cuts. This includes training in processing beef, lamb, pork, veal and chicken into customer ready cuts for consumption, as well as training in the manufacture of value-added and smallgoods products.
The course has a strong focus on food hygiene, OHS, customer service and personal development.
Once you have gained this trade qualification, you will have the opportunity to progress to management positions and add leadership skills to your qualifications.
Who is this course designed for?
AMP30815 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) is a three-year program designed to provide the necessary skills for work in a retail meat environment (butcher trade).
AMP30815 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) consists of 44 compulsory and optional technical units. Axial will work with the student and employer to select the appropriate optional technical units to meet the needs, interests and working environment of all parties.
The Certificate III course is delivered over a period of 36 months with assessment conducted on the job by an Axial trainer on a regular and agreed schedule.
Alternatively, Australian School-based Apprenticeships are available for students in Year 11 and Year 12 who would like to gain a vocational and technical qualification while completing school studies. Training and assessment requirements are determined in consultation with the student, their school and employer.
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.
The meat retailing industry provides career opportunities in traditional meat retail (butcher) outlets, supermarkets, and emerging specialist meat product outlets.
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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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 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.
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