Certificate III in Meat Processing - Retail Butcher

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

This qualification is part of the Australian Meat Processing Training Package. It is the trade qualification for butchers.

Entry Requirements:

Year 10 or equivalent.


44 units: 37 core; 7 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Apply hygiene and sanitation practices; Overview the meat industry; Identify species and meat cuts; Trim meat for further processing; Select, weigh and package meat for sale; Sharpen knives; Store meat product; plus more. Electives: Make and sell sausages; Provide advice on cooking and storage of meat products; Prepare and operate bandsaw; Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements; Break and cut product using a bandsaw; Prepare and slice meat cuts; plus more.

Further information:

Applicants must possess Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication, and numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. Students who do not possess these skills to the level required will be enrolled in additional subjects to build the required skills. Students entering as an apprentice or trainee must be employed in the relevant industry prior to enrolment.

Related Careers:

Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
CDU Sydney
Alice Springs No 3 years
Katherine Town Centre
Katherine Rural
CDU Waterfront Darwin
Jabiru Centre
Nhulunbuy Campus
Tennant Creek Centre
Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and vocational education and training institution in the Northern Territory.

Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and Charles Darwin University in 2003.

The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs, Katherine and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.

The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, VET, Higher Education and Research facilities.

CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

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