Work in the meat processing industry as a butcher or smallgoods maker

TAFE SA meat processing courses cover selecting, cutting, trimming, preparing and displaying meat for sale. Other topics include hygiene and sanitation, knife sharpening and humane animal handling. Most of the butchers employed in South Australia work in retail outlets. Graduates can also pursue careers with meat wholesalers and abattoirs. 

Video: Meat Processing

Take a look inside TAFE SA's butchery and meat processing facilities and learn about the practical training you will undertake to become a butcher.

Certificate II in Meat Processing

360 Degrees: Smallgoods Room

Our Meat Processing study program gives students the skills and knowledge they need to perform a variety of tasks in the meat processing industry. Click on the image for a 360-degree view of our smallgoods room and learn what it's like to undergo practical training in TAFE SA's facilities. (Note: this component requires Flash support).

Get a taste for adventure

Learn the secrets of sausages with a Gastronomic Adventures workshop. Gastronomic Adventures is an exciting program of gourmet short courses presented by TAFE SA’s finest food lecturers at the Regency International Centre. You can learn how to make sausages, cured and smoked meat products in your own home. Other subjects include baking, cheese making, confectionery and more. We even have courses just for kids.

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