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Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)

National Course Code: AMP30815


Start your career as a Retail Butcher with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butchery). With this trade qualification, you will master the art of breaking down carcass meat, cutting and trimming smaller cuts and fine artisan techniques. You will also learn to manage retail operations so you are ready to join this enduring industry.


Through on the job experience and theoretical course work, you will learn:

  • Practical butchery skills
  • How the meat industry is structured and functions
  • Cooking and retail operations
  • Essentials on storing meat
  • Customer service and merchandising skills
  • Retail operations
  • Team leadership skills
  • Hygiene and sanitation practices
  • Safe work policies and procedures


Sharpen the skills you need to get ahead in this field:

  • Keen eye for detail
  • Good spatial awareness and dexterity
  • Entrepreneurial, self-motivated spirit
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Hand and eye coordination


Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A trade qualification in Meat Processing (Retail Butchery)


You can take your career further with additional study:

  • Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Meat Safety) and become a Meat Inspector
  • Certificate IV Meat Processing (Quality Assurance) and become a Quality Assurance Officer


The meat industry has a retiring workforce which is creating a strong demand for trade qualified butchers within retail.

Consumers are also changing the face of the industry with demands on ethically farmed produce and an expectation of food provenance. Boutique butchers are increasingly providing small batch, artisan products and hand crafted products to meet consumer needs.


This course is currently available at 6 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • On campus, Workplace
  • Part Time, Variable
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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Wollongong West - Apprenticeship: Variable, Workplace

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 2 Years

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