National code: AMP20117

Certificate II in Meat Processing (Food Services)

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Overview About this course

Discover a a flexible career in meat preparation. Gain a wide range of skills in butchery, food preparation and customer service. Learn about the retail meat industry as you develop skills to thrive in a range of roles like deli and in-store butcher assistant.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Perform in-store cooking demonstrations
    Identify different cuts of meat, prepare and present them for sale
    Provide meal advice to customers and great customer service
    Provide advice on preparing, cooking, storing different cuts of meat
    Apply hygiene and food safety guidelines

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Knife skills
    Providing meal solutions tailored to the customer’s specific dietary requirements, for example, a low fat diet
    A strong study pathway to further your career and gain a trade in the meat industry

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

  • Be employed in the meat processing industry as this course is delivered in the workplace

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • The ability to follow health and safety instructions
    Good spatial awareness and hand-eye coordination
    Effective communication skills

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: In-store butcher assistant Wholesale meat packer Production assistant Meat retail assistant Deli assistant Meat production packer

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate II in Meat Processing (Food Services) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate II in Meat Processing (Food Services) does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Meat Processing (Food Services) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 units of competency, including 6 core and 8 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Maintain personal equipment AMPCOR201

  • Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements AMPCOR203

  • Follow safe work policies and procedures AMPCOR204

  • Apply hygiene and sanitation practices AMPCOR202

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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