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Course Number: AMP20116-01V01
Do you appreciate a good steak? How about a quality pork roast or well-cut rack of lamb? Start your career in one of Australia's most predominant food service industries with TAFE NSW's Certificate II in Meat Processing (Food Services). This meat processing course will provide you with entry level skills to prepare meat products for retail sale, including speciality meat cuts and gourmet meat. You will learn the key techniques of a professional meat cutter as well as skills in meat preparation, packaging and customer service. You will also learn how to comply with Quality Assurance (QA) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) requirements as well as to follow safe work, hygiene and sanitation practices for employment in the meat industry.
TAFE NSW's Certificate II in Meat Processing (Food Services) will equip you for work preparing meat products for a variety of outlets, including supermarkets, catering and hospitality suppliers and meat packaging enterprises. You will also qualify for more advanced NSW TAFE courses and butcher training so you can not only find a good job, you can build a great career in Australia's vast meat production industry.
North Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you complete this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field.Students who complete this qualification level will gain the skills necessary to undertake routine activities and provide solutions to a limited range of predictable problems. Graduates will develop basic knowledge of an area of work and learning and will be able to talk and write about these.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.
Graduates may go on to study higher level qualifications in the meat processing industry.
Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.