Certificate III in Meat Processing (Boning Room)

Duration (incl. holidays) 22 weeks
Teaching Duration20 weeks
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
CRICOS Code078357D
National CodeMTM30111
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileButcherButcher
FacultiesRegency International Centre
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    Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

    • An academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent and
    • Satisfactory completion of Year 10 or overseas equivalent.

    Course Notes

    • Students may wish to undertake the Meat package of the Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)and the Certificate III in Meat Processing (Boning Room)

    How to Apply

    International Course - application process

    If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

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    Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    A course in meat processing provides pre-apprenticeship-level training in the meat retail industry and graduates gain credits toward the apprenticeship course for units completed. Most of the butchers employed in South Australia work in retail outlets. They are trained in selecting, cutting, trimming, preparing and then displaying meat for sale. Retail butchers order their carcasses from a meat wholesaler or abattoir, where butchers are also employed.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Meat Processing (Boning Room) (MTM30111)
    This course covers work activities in the boning rooms or in meat wholesale enterprises which prepare meat cuts from whole carcasses. 7 core units plus 2 electives.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    These course fees are for international students only.

    Total course cost (22 weeks)AUD $8000
    Incidental Fees AUD $0
    Total Fees AUD $8000

    * Students may be required to purchase additional items (such as knives, aprons etc) at the approx cost of A$500.

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Student Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Student Health Cover.

    Additional Services

    TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.

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