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  • AMP30116

Certificate III in Meat Processing (Boning Room)

At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your meat processing career and get qualified to be a boning room processor with this entry-level course.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Boning Room Processor
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AMP30116 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Boning Room)

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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 boning room processor.

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 operate specialist machinery, perform a range of boning and slicing functions, 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 boning room processor. 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 a minimum of 2 elective units (to the value of 30 points) from the list below. 

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
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 Unit information
AMPA3048
Bone small stock carcase - leg
AMPA3049
Slice and trim leg - small stock
AMPA3050
Bone large stock carcase - forequarter
AMPA3051
Bone large stock carcase - hindquarter
AMPA3052
Slice and trim large stock forequarter
AMPA3053
Slice and trim large stock hindquarter
AMPA3054
Break carcase using a bandsaw
AMPA3061
Operate leg boning machine
AMPA3062
Operate trunk boning machine
AMPA3063
Bone small stock carcase - shoulder
AMPA3064
Bone small stock carcase - middle
AMPA3065
Slice small stock carcase - shoulder
AMPA3066
Slice small stock carcase - middle
AMPA3067
Bone carcase using mechanical aids (large stock)

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.

Learn more about university pathways
  • 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

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