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    Certificate II in Meat Processing (Food Services)

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    OverviewAbout 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.

    OutcomesWhat 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

    SuitabilityIs 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.

    PathwaysFuture 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 and Meat production packer

    Study pathways

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

    Previous study0 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 study1 Course

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    Related study1 Course

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

    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.

    UnitsUnits 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.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    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 equipmentAMPCOR201

    • Apply hygiene and sanitation practicesAMPCOR202

    • Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirementsAMPCOR203

    • Follow safe work policies and proceduresAMPCOR204

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities 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

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • 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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