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|Study Mode||Full-time, Part-time, Traineeship|
|Length||Up to two years|
|Commencement||Apply any time|
|Timetable||Workplace training with three hours per week of dedicated study time. Plus five visits from a trainer in the first-year then four visits per year|
This qualification is for people new to working in the meat industry and thinking about an apprenticeship or front-of-counter butchery staff needing some introductory skills.
In this course students will be given an overview of the meat industry and will learn essential skills to work in a butcher or meat processing retail setting.
Students can grow their careers with increased knowledge in processing sales, dealing with customers, following safe work policies and storing and preparing meat products.
All of this training is based in the workplace and based on each businesses needs, meaning no disruption to the workplace.
This traineeship is offered predominately workplace-based training.
Students will be required to dedicate 3 hours per week of study for 48 weeks per year. This includes designated reading handouts/workbooks, company workplace instructions and practical activities.
There will also be visits from the trainer for workplace training and assessments. There are five visits in the first year from the trainers of approximately 3 hours duration and then four visits per year for the remaining year.
The trainer will contact students monthly and students can contact the trainer at any time for assistance.
Industry is constantly having input into training packages to ensure course content is relevant and industry specific. Where this occurs, the course code, title, units and content may change in the future and you may be enrolled into the new qualification. If relevant, further information will be provided on our website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.
Must be employed as a trainee in an abattoir where further processing is conducted. Value adding, boned and boxed ready for sale etc.
You need to be employed in this field as a trainee before commencing this course.
To be eligible for this qualification, you must successfully complete 14 units: 6 core and 8 elective.
|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|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AMPA2006||Apply animal welfare and handling requirements||40||$0.00|
|AMPA2035||Operate new technology or process||20||$0.00|
|AMPA2036||Operate sterivac equipment||20||$0.00|
|AMPA2045||Trim forequarter to specification||20||$0.00|
|AMPA2046||Trim hindquarter to specification||20||$0.00|
|AMPA2047||Inspect hindquarter and remove contamination||20||$0.00|
|AMPA2048||Inspect forequarter and remove contamination||20||$0.00|
|AMPA2064||Label and stamp carcase||20||$0.00|
|AMPA2068||Inspect meat for defects||40||$0.00|
|AMPA2070||Identify cuts and specifications||60||$0.00|
|AMPA2071||Pack meat products||60||$0.00|
|AMPA2074||Operate strapping machine||20||$0.00|
|AMPA2100||Overview offal processing||20||$0.00|
|AMPA2105||Process small stock tripe||20||$0.00|
|AMPA2108||Loadout meat product||40||$0.00|
|AMPA2109||Store carcase product||20||$0.00|
|AMPA2110||Store carton product||20||$0.00|
|AMPA2114||Overview offal processing on the slaughter floor||20||$0.00|
|AMPR101||Identify species and meat cuts||15||$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|
|AMPR106||Process sales transactions||10||$0.00|
|AMPR201||Break and cut product using a bandsaw||10||$0.00|
|AMPR203||Select, weigh and package meat for sale||10||$0.00|
|AMPR208||Make and sell sausages||20||$0.00|
|AMPR209||Produce and sell value-added products||10||$0.00|
|AMPR210||Receive meat products||10||$0.00|
|AMPR212||Clean meat retail work area||20||$0.00|
|AMPX201||Prepare and operate bandsaw||20||$0.00|
|AMPX202||Clean work area during operations||40||$0.00|
|AMPX203||Operate scales and semi-automatic labelling machinery||80||$0.00|
|AMPX207||Vacuum pack product||50||$0.00|
|AMPX208||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices||20||$0.00|
|AMPX210||Prepare and slice meat cuts||30||$0.00|
|FBPOPR2001||Work effectively in the food processing industry||30||$0.00|
|FBPOPR2069||Use numerical applications in the workplace||30||$0.00|
|FBPOPR2073||Work in a socially diverse environment||30||$0.00|
|FBPPPL2001||Participate in work teams and groups||30||$0.00|
The units listed below are just a sample of what we can offer training in. We offer a wide variety of training tailored to suit your business needs.
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.
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Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at 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.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$950.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$8,100.00|
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.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$0.00|
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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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