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AMP30815 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)

AMP30815 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) is delivered Statewide for students under a contract for training registered with Skills Tas (Apprentice).   The training and assessment is undertaken on the job (supervised instruction in the student’s workplace) and also off-the-job (block release) at the TasTAFE Meat Processing Annex of the Drysdale South Campus which is located at the Royal Hobart Showgrounds in Glenorchy.

The duration of this course is based on fulltime employment – 48 months @ 38 hours per week or part time up to 72 months @ 20-25 hours per week for students who are completing the course on the job.   This qualification is generally achieved through a mix of block release training (of a maximum of seven weeks duration per year for three years), and assessment in the workplace.

This course can also be undertaken via school based employment over 72 months @ 2 days per week.

Within this course students will learn how to cut and trim meats into standard cuts, break up stock carcases and prepare for retail sale.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Qualified Retail Butcher,
  • Working for or owning a butchery,
  • Working in a large meat processing plant or retail chain.

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study.   Related courses include:

  • AMP40415 Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Quality Assurance)
  • AMP40315 Certificate IV Meat Processing (Leadership)
  • AMP50215 Diploma of Meat Processing (Meat Retailing)
  • AMP50215 Diploma of Meat Processing

Location, dates and times

Statewide (South, North and North West)

Enrolment can occur at any time of the year for on the job apprentices at Drysdale South, Drysdale North and Drysdale North West, please contact the Information Contact Centre for further details on enrolment.

The duration for AMP30815 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) is 48 months for full time apprentices and up to 72 months for part time apprentices.

Learning Options

  • Workplace (On the job training and assessment)

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge.   They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include;

  • Observation,
  • Workplace,
  • Questioning,
  • Testimonials.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to the recognition of prior learning page.

Fees and Payments

For fee and payment information relating to TasTAFE qualifications, please refer to the future fees ad payments page.

What will I need to bring?

Students and employers are advised prior to enrolment that they are required to supply or obtain access to the following resources and equipment:

  • Workplace uniform,
  • Workplace Personal Protective Equipment (PPE),
  • Workplace tools of trade,
  • Additional resources required from workplaces to support training for this qualification depend upon selected elective units chosen.

Costs for these resources will be advised at time of enrolment.

Essential Requirements

For entry in AMP30815 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher), students are required to be under a contract of training registered with Skill Tasmania (Apprenticeship).


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Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at the student support page.


AMP30815 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)

Students who do not successfully complete the qualification will be issued with a ‘Statement of Attainment’ listing all successfully completed units.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve an AMP30815 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher), forty-four (44) units must be successfully completed. These include thirty-seven (37) core units and seven electives.   To find out more details on unit’s of competency please contact a campus in your region.


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