Become a trade qualified butcher and discover a passion for artisanal, quality meat preparation and sales. Be ahead of consumer tastes and trends in sustainable and ethical meat selection as you gain the skills to start your own fine meats business or deli.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Liaise with customers and process orders
Cure, smoke and corn meats
Roll and sew meat products
Produce a range of sausages
Customise consumer portion sizes
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
8 hours of onsite training with a suitable employer
Liaise with customers and process a range of orders
Prepare a range of meats and meat products for sale
Receive and process payments
Conceive sales ideas and implement marketing strategies
Qualification needed to become a trade qualified butcher
A strong pathway to further study
Skills to start your own business
Eligibility to compete in nationally and internationally acclaimed skills competitions
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship
This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The ability to work as part of a team
Good time management skills
Effective communication skills
Good hand-eye coordination
Professional integrity and display respect, honesty and are punctual
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Butchers and Smallgoods Makers select, cut, trim, prepare and arrange meat for sale and supply, operate meat and smallgoods processing machines, and manage the processes in the production of smallgoods.
Other jobs include: Trade qualified butcher and Small business owner
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) does not have any post-graduate courses.
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 44 units of competency, including 37 core and 7 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.
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