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Slice your way into a new career

Learn to identify and prepare cuts of meat, manage hygiene and become a storage and presentation expert. You’ll learn sanitation and food-handling practices, use different pieces of equipment to prepare meat products, assess product quality and to provide advice where needed. Our program will fit around your work schedule and give you the cutting-edge in your career. Course details

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LOCATION/S

South Bank

Key dates and info

DURATION

Workplace: nominal duration 36 months

Course details

1300 712 007

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How to enrol

Beau Eastman

TAFE gave me training I could translate into employment.

"TAFE Queensland Brisbane gave me training I could translate into employment straight away. When the time came for further study, I went straight to TAFE Queensland Brisbane again because I knew that was where I would get the skills I needed. I'm now getting more out of my job thanks to TAFE."

Beau Eastman
TAFE Queensland Brisbane returning student

Ten reasons to study at TAFE

Practical, hands-on classes combined with state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built learning areas make us a standout amongst training providers. Better than that though, many of our facilities are acknowledged by industry as being amongst the best in Australia.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE DELIVERY
South Bank Any time Workplace

Entry requirements

Students must be employed as an apprentice and have a signed Registered Training Contract, stating TAFE Queensland Brisbane is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website provides information about apprenticeships and traineeships (including school-based) in Queensland.

For further information about probationary periods for this trade qualification, visit Queensland Training Information Service.

Location/s

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system "Connect", and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

Hours of study vary depending on your employment situation.

Important Information

Year 12 graduates: start trade training fee free, here’s how.

You are eligible for fee-free training for this course if you:

  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Studies Authority or equivalent

  • enrol and start study within 12 months of completing Year 12 in Queensland in 2013, 2014 or 2015 (e.g. if you graduated in 2015, you must enrol before the end of the 2016)

  • live permanently in Queensland.

For more information call TAFE Queensland Brisbane on 1300 712 007 or visit Training Queensland.

Units

This qualification requires you to complete all core and only 7 elective units from the list below. Regarding the elective units, please note the following conditions apply:

  • Choose 1 unit from Group A
  • Choose 1 unit from Group B
  • Choose 1 unit from Group C and 4 additional units from Groups C or D

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed on your individual training plan. 

Stage 1 Core units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
AMPCOR201 Maintain personal equipment Core
AMPCOR202 Apply hygiene and sanitation practices Core
AMPCOR204 Follow safe work policies and procedures Core
AMPCOR205 Communicate in the workplace Core
AMPCOR206 Overview the meat industry Core
AMPR101 Identify species and meat cuts Core
AMPR102 Trim meat for further processing Core
AMPR103 Store meat product Core
AMPR105 Provide service to customers Core
AMPR203 Select, weigh and package meat for sale Core
AMPR212 Clean meat retail work area Core
AMPR104 Prepare minced meat and minced meat products Core
AMPX209 Sharpen knives Core Pre-Requisite
FDFOP2061A Use numerical applications in the workplace Core
Stage 1 Group A Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
AMPR106 Process sales transactions Elective
AMPR108 Monitor meat temperature from receival to sale Elective
Stage 2 Core units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
AMPCOR203 Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements Core
AMPR201 Break and cut product using a bandsaw Core
AMPR202 Provide advice on cooking and storage of meat products Core
AMPR204 Package products using manual packing and labelling equipment Core
AMPR205 Use basic methods of meat cookery Core
AMPR208 Make and sell sausages Core
AMPR209 Produce and sell value-added products Core
AMPX210 Prepare and slice meat cuts Core
AMPX211 Trim meat to specifications Core
AMPX201 Prepare and operate bandsaw Core
Stage 2 Group B Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
AMPR206 Vacuum pack products in a retail operation Elective
AMPR210 Receive meat products Elective
AMPX212 Package product using automatic packing and labelling equipment Elective
AMPX213 Despatch meat product Elective
Stage 3 Core units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
AMPR301 Prepare specialised cuts Core
AMPR302 Assess carcase or product quality Core
AMPR303 Calculate yield of carcase or product Core
AMPR304 Manage stock Core
AMPR305 Meet customer needs Core
AMPR306 Provide advice on nutritional role of meat Core
AMPR307 Merchandise products, services Core
AMPR316 Cure, corn and sell product Core
AMPR317 Assess and sell poultry products Core
AMPR319 Locate, identify and assess meat cuts Core
AMPR320 Assess and address customer preferences Core
AMPR322 Prepare and produce value added products Core
AMPX304 Prepare primal cuts Core
Stage 3 Group C Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
AMPR323 Break small stock carcases for retail sale Elective
AMPR324 Break large stock carcases for retail sale Elective
Stage 3 Group D Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
AMPR308 Prepare, roll, sew and net meat Elective
AMPR309 Bone and fillet poultry Elective
AMPR310 Cost and price meat products Elective
AMPR311 Prepare portion control to specifications Elective
AMPR313 Order stock in a meat enterprise Elective
AMPX305 Smoke product Elective
SIRXMER303 Coordinate visual merchandising activities Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
SIRXSLS201 Sell products and services Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Services.

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training plan and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

Students are encouraged to view the TAFE Queensland's Student Fees policy prior to enrolment.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Additional costs

Students may be required to purchase a basic butchers knife kit and uniforms approx. price $400.

Students can also access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.

Outcome

AMP30815 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)

Job prospects

  • Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
  • Meat Boner And Slicer

Beau Eastman

TAFE gave me training I could translate into employment.

"TAFE Queensland Brisbane gave me training I could translate into employment straight away. When the time came for further study, I went straight to TAFE Queensland Brisbane again because I knew that was where I would get the skills I needed. I'm now getting more out of my job thanks to TAFE."

Beau Eastman
TAFE Queensland Brisbane returning student

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland Brisbane to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO). Contact the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network to organise your training contract, then give us a call.

If you aren't employed yet, contact Australian JobSearch or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 13 72 48 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Orientation

Orientation information will be supplied at induction

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 13 June 2017

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1300 712 007

Industry endorsed

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