AMP30815 – Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)

This qualification is the trade qualification for butchers.
No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements
There are no specific academic entry requirements for this qualification.
Applicants for the Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) are expected to:
• Be able to use a personal computer, including basic word processing, spreadsheet, email programs and internet search engines
• Have a demonstrated capacity in learning, reading, writing, oracy and numeracy competencies to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). See Australian Core Skills Framework.
The above requirements could be demonstrated by applicants in a variety of ways such as:
• Having completed secondary school to year 11;
• Successful employment in a position that required use of computers in an office situation;
• Verified references from an employer indicating that the applicant has demonstrated the above requirements in their workplace;
• Via an interview process that assesses the applicant’s skills.

Work Placement Requirements
Students undertaking a Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) should be doing so under Australian Apprenticeship arrangements

Licencing Requirements
Not required

Other Course Requirements
Students are required to complete the written assessments outside of class time, which depending on the students underpinning knowledge, may be approximately 6-10 hours per week
Students must wear clean, non-synthetic (e.g. cotton) clothing including long pants and appropriate enclosed shoes

Course Length
Course length is 36 months

Course Locations

Delivery Modes Available
• Part-time attendance at a group delivery in a venue conducted by a facilitator and workplace assessment

Course Fees
Total course cost $8,655.93 or $200.00 per year of training (3 years of training required, $600.00 in total) if funded by WorkReady under a Training Contract (visit for eligibility criteria). Concession prices are available under WorkReady funding for holders of a current Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran Affairs Concession Card.

Packaging Rules
To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 44 units of competency:
    • 37 core units plus
    • 7 elective units.

Suggested Units
Stage 1
AMPCOR201 Maintain personal equipment
AMPCOR202 Apply hygiene and sanitation practices
AMPCOR204 Follow safe work policies and procedures
AMPCOR205 Communicate in the workplace
AMPCOR206 Overview the meat industry
AMPR101 Identify species and meat cuts
AMPR102 Trim meat for further processing
AMPR103 Store meat product
AMPR104 Prepare minced meat and minced meat products
AMPR105 Provide service to customers
AMPR203 Select, weigh and package meat for sale
AMPR212 Clean a meat retail work area
AMPX209 Sharpen knives
FDFOP2061A Use numerical applications in the workplace

Stage 2
AMPCOR203 Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements
AMPR201 Break and cut product using a bandsaw
AMPR202 Provide advice on cooking and storage of meat products
AMPR204 Package product using manual packing and labelling equipment
AMPR205 Use basic methods of meat cookery
AMPR208 Make and sell sausages
AMPR209 Produce and sell value-added products
AMPX201 Prepare and operate bandsaw
AMPX210 Prepare and slice meat cuts
AMPX211 Trim meat to specifications

Stage 3
AMPR301 Prepare specialised cuts
AMPR302 Assess carcase or product quality
AMPR303 Calculate yield of carcase or product
AMPR304 Manage stock
AMPR305 Meet customer needs
AMPR306 Provide advice on nutritional role of meat
AMPR307 Merchandise products, services
AMPR316 Cure, corn and sell product
AMPR317 Assess and sell poultry product
AMPR319 Locate, identify and assess meat cuts
AMPR320 Assess and address customer preferences
AMPR322 Prepare and produce value added products
AMPX304 Prepare primal cuts


Apprenticeship training is available through CEG by selecting us as the RTO upon signing your Training Contract. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information on this process:

If you have any questions regarding this course or would like to enrol, please contact us on:
Phone: 1300 885 697

615-TP-REF – Course Outline – AMP30815 Butcher