National code: AMP31016

Certificate III in Meat Processing (Smallgoods - Manufacture)

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Overview About this course

Build a unique skillset to take a leap into a career in smallgoods meat producing. This hands-on course provides you with access to industry approved facilities and prepares you with all the skills and knowledge needed to enter the niche smallgoods production industry.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements

  • Apply hygiene and sanitation practices

  • Batch, blend, cook, steam, cure, corn, ferment and mature meat

  • Operate mixers

  • Package products

Course outcomes

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

  • Experience in preparing meat products using a variety of methods

  • Collaboration skills to work as part of a team

  • Skills to operate packing equipment, scales and semi-automatic labelling machinery

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

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

Entry recommendations

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

  • An understanding of the importance of food safety and workplace hygiene and safety

  • The ability to stand for long periods of time

  • Great hand eye coordination

  • Strong customer service skills

  • A foundational understanding of machinery and tools

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: Smallgoods producer and Retail butchery assistant

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 III in Meat Processing (Smallgoods - Manufacture) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Meat Processing (Smallgoods - Manufacture) does not have any post-graduate courses.

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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.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Meat Processing (Smallgoods - Manufacture) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 26 Units of competency, including 5 core and 21 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.

  • Apply hygiene and sanitation practices AMPCOR202

  • Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements AMPCOR203

  • Follow safe work policies and procedures AMPCOR204

  • Communicate in the workplace AMPCOR205

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

  • 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

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