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|Length||Up to four years|
|Commencement||Start any time|
|Timetable||Training in the workplace five days per week plus a minimum of four workplace visits face-to-face with the trainer for training and assessments.|
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.
This qualification is the trade qualification for Retail Butchers. The aim is to train apprentices in the workplace and give them the skills needed to be able cut, price, display and sell meat to the public. They will use training materials and information from their trainers and employer to build their knowledge. They will be given opportunity to put this knowledge into practice by processing real amounts of product in real time.
Learner completing an apprenticeship will be able to work as a Retail butcher, supermarket butcher or start their own business.
After completing this qualification learners may enrol into one of the following qualifications:
Must be an apprentice in a retail butcher shop business where they cut, pack, value add, display and bone product in a retail environment.
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice before commencing this course.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 44 units of competency. 37 Core units and 7 Elective units.
|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|
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.
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.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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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.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
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)||$0.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$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.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$215.00|
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.
There are five simple steps to apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship with us.
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