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|Study Mode||Full-time, Apprenticeship|
|Length||3 years maximum|
|Commencement||Enrol any time|
|Timetable||A minimum of 4 workplace visits face to face with the trainer. Plus training in the workplace 5 days per week.|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
Gain specialist skills to work as a butcher with the Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher).
You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to work as a butcher in a range of settings, from the local butcher shop to farmers’ market stalls and supermarket meat departments. During this course, you will learn how to cut, price, display and sell meat to the public.
As an apprenticeship, you will be given the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice in the workplace, gaining hands-on skills and experience as a retail butcher.
Upon successful completion, you will be equipped to gain employment as a Retail Butcher, Supermarket Butcher or start your own butchery business.
After successfully completing this qualification, you may undertake further study at a Certificate IV level in the meat processing field.
You must be employed as an apprentice in a retail butcher shop business where they cut, pack, value-add, display and bone product in a retail environment.
You must also live or work in South Australia for the duration of your course.
You need to be employed in this field before commencing this course. If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs centre for further advice on 1300 648 911.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AMPCOR201||Maintain personal equipment||20||$0.00|
|AMPCOR202||Apply hygiene and sanitation practices||40||$0.00|
|AMPCOR203||Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements||40||$0.00|
|AMPCOR204||Follow safe work policies and procedures||40||$0.00|
|AMPCOR205||Communicate in the workplace||40||$0.00|
|AMPCOR206||Overview the meat industry||20||$0.00|
|AMPR101||Identify species and meat cuts||15||$0.00|
|AMPR102||Trim meat for further processing||10||$0.00|
|AMPR103||Store meat product||10||$0.00|
|AMPR104||Prepare minced meat and minced meat products||15||$0.00|
|AMPR105||Provide service to customers||15||$0.00|
|AMPR201||Break and cut product using a bandsaw||10||$0.00|
|AMPR202||Provide advice on cooking and storage of meat products||10||$0.00|
|AMPR203||Select, weigh and package meat for sale||10||$0.00|
|AMPR204||Package products using manual packing and labelling equipment||10||$0.00|
|AMPR205||Use basic methods of meat cookery||30||$0.00|
|AMPR208||Make and sell sausages||20||$0.00|
|AMPR209||Produce and sell value-added products||10||$0.00|
|AMPR212||Clean meat retail work area||20||$0.00|
|AMPR301||Prepare specialised cuts||20||$0.00|
|AMPR302||Assess carcase or product quality||10||$0.00|
|AMPR303||Calculate yield of carcase or product||15||$0.00|
|AMPR305||Meet customer needs||15||$0.00|
|AMPR306||Provide advice on nutritional role of meat||10||$0.00|
|AMPR307||Merchandise products, services||25||$0.00|
|AMPR316||Cure, corn and sell product||20||$0.00|
|AMPR317||Assess and sell poultry products||10||$0.00|
|AMPR319||Locate, identify and assess meat cuts||40||$0.00|
|AMPR320||Assess and address customer preferences||40||$0.00|
|AMPR322||Prepare and produce value added products||10||$0.00|
|AMPX201||Prepare and operate bandsaw||20||$0.00|
|AMPX210||Prepare and slice meat cuts||30||$0.00|
|AMPX211||Trim meat to specifications||20||$0.00|
|AMPX304||Prepare primal cuts||40||$0.00|
|FDFOP2061A||Use Numerical Applications In The Workplace||30||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AMPR106||Process sales transactions||10||$0.00|
|AMPR108||Monitor meat temperature from receival to sale||10||$0.00|
|AMPR206||Vacuum pack products in a retail operation||20||$0.00|
|AMPR210||Receive meat products||10||$0.00|
|AMPR308||Prepare, roll, sew and net meat||10||$0.00|
|AMPR309||Bone and fillet poultry||10||$0.00|
|AMPR310||Cost and price meat products||15||$0.00|
|AMPR311||Prepare portion control to specifications||10||$0.00|
|AMPR313||Order stock in a meat enterprise||20||$0.00|
|AMPR315||Utilise the Meat Standards Australia system to meet customer requirements||80||$0.00|
|AMPR323||Break small stock carcases for retail sale||40||$0.00|
|AMPR324||Break large stock carcases for retail sale||40||$0.00|
|AMPX213||Despatch meat product||20||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
This course is supported through WorkReady by the Government of South Australia.
WorkReady is a South Australian government initiative that brings together funding for training, employment and skills activities.
The upfront assessment of need assists SWTAFE staff to determine whether you are eligible for a subsidised place in this course, if it is the most suitable for you at this time, and also identify any support needs you may require once you commence your studies. It takes about half an hour to complete.
Once you apply for your chosen course a link to the upfront assessment of need will be emailed to you.
Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:
There are 3 different rates of Tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:
The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|South Australian Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$1,085.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible)||$13,250.00|
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Fee type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee||$215.00|
Government eligibility exemptions for TAFE via WorkReady funding gives South Australian students greater access to study with TAFE at an affordable price.
You meet all eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. It’s important to note that the concession rate is only applicable for Certificate l to Certificate lV courses and students who have declared their ATSI origin.
Full fees only apply to the few students who do not meet the Skills First eligibility criteria, do not qualify for an exemption or are enrolling in course that is not government subsidised.
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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