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  • AMP30516

Certificate III in Meat Processing (Slaughtering)

At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your meat processing career with this entry-level course and get qualified to be a slaughter floor worker or room operator.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Slaughter Room Operator
COURSE OUTCOME

AMP30516 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Slaughtering)

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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 slaughter room operator.

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 handle animals, operate specialist machinery, perform a range of cuts, and clean and sanitise work areas. 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 slaughter room operator. 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 7 core (24 points) and at least 5 elective units (to a minimum value of 30 points) from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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
AMPA3000
Stun animal
AMPA3001
Stick and bleed animal
AMPA3003
Assess effective stunning and bleeding
AMPA3005
Rod weasand
AMPA3006
Seal weasand
AMPA3007
Ring bung
AMPA3008
Seal bung
AMPA3009
Split carcase
AMPA3010
Overview legging operation
AMPA3012
Make first leg opening cuts
AMPA3013
Make second leg opening cuts
AMPA3014
Perform legging on small stock
AMPA3020
Bone neck
AMPA3021
Perform ‘Y’ cut
AMPA3022
Skin head
AMPA3023
Explain opening cuts
AMPA3024
Perform flanking cuts
AMPA3025
Perform brisket cuts
AMPA3026
Perform rumping cuts
AMPA3027
Perform rosette cuts
AMPA3028
Perform midline cuts
AMPA3029
Scald and dehair carcase
AMPA3030
Operate pelt puller
AMPA3031
Operate hide puller
AMPA3032
Remove pelt manually
AMPA3033
Bed dress carcase
AMPA3034
Eviscerate animal carcase
AMPA3040
Operate brisket cutter or saw
AMPA3041
Eviscerate wild game animal carcase
AMPA3042
Backdown pig carcase
AMPA3043
Prepare head for inspection
AMPA3044
Operate air knife
AMPA3045
Drop sock and pull shoulder pelt
AMPA3046
Undertake retain rail operations
AMPA3047
Prepare and present viscera for inspection

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 may 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


Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that students are aged 15 or older by the course commencement date.

You must be currently employed in the meat industry in order to gain entry to this course.

 

Resources required

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

Need to know

You 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 zoontoic 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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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 may 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