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  • AMP30316

Certificate III in Meat Processing (Meat Safety)

At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your meat processing career and become a qualified meat inspector with this entry-level course.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Meat Inspector
COURSE OUTCOME

AMP30316 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Meat Safety)

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Course overview

Course overview

Get started in your meat processing career with this entry-level course. This specialisation will give you the knowledge and skills needed to work as a meat inspector.

The Australian meat processing industry is expected to grow over the next five years thanks to a boost from free trade agreements with China, Japan and Korea. More qualified candidates will be required, especially in Queensland, where 32 percent of the nation's meat processing facilities are located.

This course will give you the practical skills and knowledge needed to perform a range of inspection, monitoring, assessment, compliance, and audit tasks. Our experienced staff are strongly embedded in the industry and will give you the one-on-one help you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a meat inspector, either in general or in abattoirs. You will also gain the knowledge needed to enhance your career prospects by completing further study in this field.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 2 or 5 elective units (depending on elective selections) from the list below. 

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AMPA3071
Implement food safety program
AMPA3119
Apply food animal anatomy and physiology to inspection processes
AMPA3131
Identify and report emergency diseases of food animals
AMPCOR201
Maintain personal equipment
AMPCOR202
Apply hygiene and sanitation practices
AMPCOR203
Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements
AMPCOR204
Follow safe work policies and procedures
AMPCOR205
Communicate in the workplace
AMPCOR206
Overview the meat industry
AMPX209
Sharpen knives

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AMPA3002
Handle animals humanely while conducting ante-mortem inspection
AMPA3003
Assess effective stunning and bleeding
AMPA3043
Prepare head for inspection
AMPA3047
Prepare and present viscera for inspection
AMPA3072
Perform carcase Meat Hygiene Assessment
AMPA3073
Perform process monitoring for Meat Hygiene Assessment
AMPA3074
Perform boning room Meat Hygiene Assessment
AMPA3081
Perform offal Meat Hygiene Assessment
AMPA3120
Perform ante and post-mortem inspection - Ovine and Caprine
AMPA3121
Perform ante and post-mortem inspection - Bovine
AMPA3122
Perform ante and post-mortem inspection - Porcine
AMPA3123
Perform ante and post-mortem inspection - Poultry
AMPA3127
Perform post-mortem inspection - Wild game
AMPA402
Oversee plant compliance with the Australian standards for meat processing
AMPA406
Inspect transportation container or vehicle
AMPG300
Overview wild game meat industry
AMPG303
Receive and inspect wild game carcases from the field
AMPG304
Receive and inspect wild game carcases at a processing plant
AMPG305
Store wild game carcases
AMPX404
Conduct an internal audit of a documented program
BSBFLM312
Contribute to team effectiveness
MSL904001
Perform standard calibrations
MSL922001
Record and present data
MSL954001
Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

This program is designed for business clients. TAFE Queensland South West offers customised learning programs based on the needs of the individual organisation. Prospective students will need to be currently employed in the industry and should be 15 years of age or above.  Students will need to take into consideration the substantial amount of on-the-job training required in this qualification, as well as the risks associated with work in an abattoir, including Q-fever and other zoonotic diseases, the use of knives, the demanding physical nature of some positions, proximity to machinery and the use of automatic machinery.

Resources required

You will require access to relevant equipment in your workplace. You will also require all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) relevant to your workplace.

 

Need to know

Students will need to take into consideration the substantial amount of on-the-job training required in this qualification, as well as the risks associated with work in an abattoir, including Q-fever and other zoonotic diseases, the use of knives, the demanding physical nature of some positions, proximity to machinery and the use of automatic machinery.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland