Meat Training

The apprenticeship training delivered by the skilled teachers at South West TAFE will train your apprentice(s) to deliver the very best in quality, service and understand how to create innovative products that sell.

Contact our Meat Training Team

Phone: 5564 8789

Success for any butcher is based on the quality of meat, level of service, competitive pricing and responding to the demand for fresh and innovative products. The training delivered by the skilled staff at South West TAFE can help your team to deliver on all of this.

We come to you, and design training to suit your needs

We make it our business to help improve yours. Our training is delivered on the job and specifically designed around what your business needs. And because it’s conducted in your workplace our training has limited impact to your business productivity because it’s all hands-on, in your timeframe and is tailored to the skills needs of your staff.

You can access funding to assist in employment costs

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program provides a number of incentives to assist employers who take on an Australian apprentice, particularly where the Australian apprenticeship is in a trade experiencing a skills shortage.

Depending on eligibility you may be able to claim significant funding for employing an apprentice. Check with your local apprenticeship centre to see what you are eligible for. Visit to find out more.

We offer a range of Meat Training courses in Victoria and we offer the Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) to South Australian students.

Explore our Meat Training courses in Victoria

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Meet our Meat Training Team

Ben Thomas

  • Over 27 years of industry experience as a butcher and trainer
  • Started his apprenticeship in Port Fairy with Shaun Murrihy, then moved to Warrnambool to complete training at Noonans Meats
  • Worked at Swintons IGA for several years, gaining supermarket experience by managing the meat department
  • Was the owner/operator of Lenards Chicken in Warrnambool for 11 years

Contact Ben
Phone: 0466 426 515

Ben Thomas - Meat Processing Trainer at South West TAFE

Wayne Perry

  • Over 23 years of industry experience as a butcher and trainer
  • Started his apprenticeship at 17 at the Mortlake Butcher shop and purchased the business at 25 and ran it for a further 4 years
  • Worked at Midfield meats in both the boning room and load out
  • Started training apprentice butchers throughout Victoria with SWTAFE in 2005

Contact Wayne
Phone: 0438 075 776

Wayne Perry - Meat Processing Trainer at South West TAFE

Bob Brill

  • Over 31 years of industry experience as a butcher and trainer
  • Started as an apprentice working in Adelaide in 1974 within a team of skilled butchers
  • Delivers meat training courses offered in South Australia

Contact Bob
Phone: 0408 537 078

Bob Brill - Meat Processing Trainer at South West TAFE

Rick Dunn
Senior Educator - Meat Training Australia, Food Processing, Bakery

Contact Rick
Phone: 5564 8922

Rick Dunn - Senior Educator of Meat Training Australia, Food Processing, Bakery