Begin your career in the meat industry and learn essential skills and knowledge about cuts of meat, meat preparation basics and food safety.

If you are looking at beginning a career within the meat industry, this eight-week, full-time course is a fantastic introduction to meat processing.

In this course, you'll be introduced to the art of meat processing in Drysdale’s specialist classrooms, and learn what it takes to prepare quality meat products.

You’ll gain lots of practical, hands-on experience preparing meat and learning about different cuts of meat, and you’ll also gain valuable knowledge in workplace hygiene, sanitation and safety.

On successful completion of this course, you’ll have the skills you need to seek employment opportunities in supermarkets, meat processing plants and as a butcher’s shop assistant. This course will also allow you to develop the skills and expertise you need to continue your career pathway and employment progression into AMP30815 – Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher), and/or a pathway to a Retail Butcher apprenticeship.

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Career opportunities

  • Retail Butcher Apprentice (Independent and Supermarket)
  • Retail Butcher
  • Abattoir Butcher
  • Supermarket Butchery Assistant
  • Meat Processing Plant Worker

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Career opportunities

  • Retail Butcher Apprentice (Independent and Supermarket)
  • Retail Butcher
  • Abattoir Butcher
  • Supermarket Butchery Assistant
  • Meat Processing Plant Worker