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

Meat Processing Courses

Award Courses Help…  National Code
Certificate II in Meat Processing (Meat Retailing)AMP20415
Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)AMP30815
Apprenticeships and Traineeships Help…  National Code
Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)AMP30815
International Courses Help… CRICOS Code
Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)089692J
* Eligibility criteria applies. See course details to check if you meet the requirements for funding.

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