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AMP30815 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)

2018

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Overview

Estimated completion time: 3 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
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CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
FOOD PROCESSING
Occupation types
Butcher Or Smallgoods Maker

This qualification is the trade qualification for butchers.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, a pre-enrolment process to establish suitability to undertake the course and to determine support requirements will be conducted, which will include a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 945 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $2,835.00
Domestic Full Fees: $18,427.50
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. Information about VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 will be charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Meat Retailing include:

  • Butcher
  • Skills recognition

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
    This can include skills from:

    • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
    • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
    • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

    RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

    Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

    For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact the RPL Coordinator on 1800 085 209 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

    Credit Transfer
    Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

    Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
    In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

    Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

    Pathways

    VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

     

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to the Certificate IV or Diploma of Meat Processing.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the AMP Australian Meat Processing Training Package.

  • VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

    Select VSS for more detail about this program.

    Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Palmerston

    Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Culinary Arts
Location: Palmerston Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7526
Fax: 08 8946 7833
Email: culinaryarts@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

No new enrolments will be taken for this qualification in 2018.


To achieve a Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) a total of FORTY-FOUR (44) units of competency must be completed comprising THIRTY-SEVEN (37) Core and SEVEN (7) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 945.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - STAGE 1
AMPCOR201 Maintain personal equipment
20
AMPCOR202 Apply hygiene and sanitation practices
40
AMPCOR204 Follow safe work policies and procedures
40
AMPCOR205 Communicate in the workplace
40
AMPCOR206 Overview the meat industry
20
AMPR101   Identify species and meat cuts
15
AMPR102* Trim meat for further processing (Pre-req AMPX209)
10
AMPR103 Store meat product
10
AMPR104* Prepare minced meat and minced meat products (Pre-req AMPX209)
15
AMPR105 Provide service to customers
15
AMPR203 Select, weigh and package meat for sale 10
AMPR212 Clean a meat retail work area 20
AMPX209 Sharpen knives 40
FDFOP2061A Use numerical applications in the workplace 30
  Total nominal hours for core units - Stage 1
325
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - STAGE 2
AMPCOR203 Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements
40
AMPR201^ Break and cut product using a bandsaw (Pre-req AMPX201) 10
AMPR202# Provide advice on cooking and storage of meat products (Pre-req AMPR105)
10
AMPR204 Package product using manual packing and labelling equipment 10
AMPR205* Use basic methodds of meat cookery (Pre-req AMPX209)
30
AMPR208 Make and sell sausages 20
AMPR209* Produce and sell value-added products (Pre-req AMPX209) 10
AMPX201 Prepare and operate bandsaw 20
AMPX210* Prepare and slice meat cuts (Pre-req AMPX209) 30
AMPX211* Trim meat to specifications (Pre-req AMPX209) 20
  Total nominal hours for core units - Stage 2
200
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - STAGE 3
AMPR301* Prepare specialised cuts (Pre-req AMPX209) 20
AMPR302 Assess carcase or product quality 10
AMPR303 Calculate yield of carcase or product 15
AMPR304 Manage stock 15
AMPR305# Meet customer needs (Pre-req AMPR105) 15
AMPR306 Provide advice on nutritional role of meat 10
AMPR307 Merchandise products, services 25
AMPR316 Cure, corn and sell product 20
AMPR317 Assess and sell poultry product 10
AMPR319 Locate, identify and assess meat cuts 40
AMPR320 Assess and address customer preferences 40
AMPR322 Prepare and produce value added products 10
AMPX304* Prepare primal cuts  (Pre-req AMPX209) 40
  Total nominal hours for core units - Stage 3
270
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - GROUP A Stage 1
AMPR108 Monitor meat temperature from receival to sale 10
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - GROUP B Stage 2
AMPR206 Vacuum pack product in a retail operation 20
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - GROUP C Stage 3
AMPR323*+ Break small stock carcases for retail sale (Pre-req AMPX209, AMPR319) 40
AMPR324*+ Break large stock carcases for retail sale (Pre-req AMPX209, AMPR319) 40
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - GROUP D Stage 3
AMPR308 Prepare, roll, sew and net meat 10
AMPR309* Bone and fillet poultry (Pre-req AMPX209) 10
AMPX305 Smoke product 20
  Total nominal hours for elective units 150
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
945

*Pre-requisite is AMPX209 Sharpen knives
^Pre-requisite is AMPX201 Prepare and operate bandsaw
#Pre-requisite is AMPR105 Provide service to customers
+Pre-requisite is AMPR319 Locate, identify and assess meat cuts

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