Offering Info

Certificate III in Meat Processing (Smallgoods - Manufacture)

  • National Course Code: AMP31016
  • TAFE NSW code: AMP31016-01V03-21GRV-046

Location – Granville

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

8 Hours per week


2 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification covers work activities undertaken by smallgoods producers working in a small to medium-sized traditional smallgoods enterprise which produces a range of smallgoods products.

Graduates from this qualification will have a wide range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply a specialised range of tools, materials and information to:

  • complete routine activities
  • provide and transmit solutions to predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems

Graduates will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and judgement and to take limited responsibility in known and stable contexts within established parameters.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Meat Processing (Smallgoods - Manufacture) as an apprenticeship and to be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed in the meat processing industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application

Thinking about an apprenticeship? Enquire today.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended 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 are punctual, respectful and honest

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

To register for an information session, head to Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course


This is a part-time day, face to face delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 2 years.

You may also be required to complete approximately 21 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, work experience and research.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are employed in a smallgoods business.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • personal counselling
  • vocational counselling,
  • learning support
  • International student support
  • scholarships
  • Multicultural support.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Mondays from 8:00am to 3:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

An initial payment of $80 is required to confirm your enrolment into this course. If you do not wish to continue with your enrolment, you must formally advise Customer Service of your withdrawal. If you do not withdraw prior to the first date of the course, this initial payment is non-refundable.

If you have any further questions, please contact us on 13 7974.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
AMPCOR202 Apply hygiene and sanitation practices
AMPCOR205 Communicate in the workplace
AMPCOR203 Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements
AMPCOR204 Follow safe work policies and procedures
AMPCOR206 Overview the meat industry
Elective Units
Number Title
AMPS308 Batch meat
AMPS315 Blend meat product
AMPX202 Clean work area during operations
AMPS301 Cook, steam and cool product
AMPX302 Cure and corn product
AMPS314 Ferment and mature product
AMPS303 Fill casings
AMPS101 Handle materials and products
AMPS210 Inspect carton meat
AMPCOR201 Maintain personal equipment
AMPX204 Maintain production records
AMPS300 Operate mixer or blender unit
AMPX203 Operate scales and semi-automatic labelling machinery
AMPX212 Package product using automatic packing and labelling equipment
AMPS313 Prepare product formulations
AMPS209 Rotate meat product
AMPS205 Select, identify and prepare casings
AMPX209 Sharpen knives
AMPX305 Smoke product
AMPS307 Sort meat
AMPX211 Trim meat to specifications

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Smallgoods Producer
Smallgoods Production Worker

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

136 William Street, Granville
Phone 131 601

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