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Certificate III in Meat Processing (Slaughtering)

MTM30511
Average Price: Not available
Average Duration: 2 Years

This qualification covers work activities undertaken by workers undertaking slaughtering duties in abattoirs. It is not appropriate for use as a pre-vocational qualification or for inclusion as a VET in Schools program.

Job roles

Job role titles covered by this qualification may include:

  • slaughter and dressing operations.
  • These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Certificate III in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services'

    87.4%

    Satisfied with the training
    81.8%

    Received job-related
    benefits from training
    Slaughterer (ANZSCO code 831212)
    Expected job openings
    Expected job openings are: below average Low Below average Average Above average High
    Below average
    11,400 persons were employed as Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 5,001 and 10,000.
    Average weekly full time earnings
    Average weekly full time earnings are: low Low Below average Average Above average High
    Low
    Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers are: $915. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
    Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers visit Job Outlook
    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

    1. ACT
    2. NSW
    3. NT
    4. QLD
    5. SA
    6. TAS
    7. VIC
    For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
    This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories

    1. ACT
    2. NSW
    3. NT
    4. QLD
    5. SA
    6. TAS
    7. VIC

    For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

    Packaging Rules

  • complete all seven core units of competency
  • complete a minimum of five elective units of competency to the minimum value of thirty points.
  • A maximum of two units can be selected from other Certificate III qualifications in this Training Package, or from another Training Package or accredited course. Units selected must be relevant to the identified slaughtering job role and must not duplicate units already contained within the qualification. Units selected will be worth 2 points.

    Qualification structure

    Core units

    MTMCOR201A

    Maintain personal equipment

    2

    MTMCOR204A

    Follow safe work policies and procedures

    4

    MTMCOR202A

    Apply hygiene and sanitation practices

    4

    MTMCOR205A

    Communicate in the workplace

    4

    MTMCOR203B

    Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements

    4

    MTMCOR206A

    Overview the meat industry

    2

    MTMPSR203A

    Sharpen knives

    4

    Elective units

    Slaughter floor operations

    MTMP3001D

    Stun animal

    4

    MTMP3002C

    Stick and bleed animal

    4

    MTMP3004A

    Assess effective stunning and bleeding

    2

    Seal digestive tract

    MTMP3006C

    Rod weasand

    2

    MTMP3008C

    Ring bung

    4

    MTMP3007C

    Seal weasand

    1

    MTMP3009C

    Seal bung

    2

    Perform opening cuts

    MTMP3010A

    Split carcase

    4

    MTMP3033C

    Operate hide puller

    6

    MTMP3015A

    Bone neck

    3

    MTMP3034C

    Remove pelt manually

    6

    MTMP3016B

    Perform 'Y' cut

    2

    MTMP3036C

    Bed dress carcase

    16

    MTMP3017A

    Skin head

    4

    MTMP3037C

    Eviscerate animal carcase

    8

    MTMP3021C

    Explain opening cuts*

    1

    MTMP3038C

    Operate brisket cutter/saw

    4

    MTMP3022C

    Perform flanking cuts

    6

    MTMP3039D

    Eviscerate wild game field shot carcase

    4

    MTMP3023C

    Perform brisket cuts

    4

    MTMP3041C

    Backdown pig carcase

    2

    MTMP3024C

    Perform rumping cuts

    4

    MTMP3042C

    Prepare head for inspection

    4

    MTMP3025C

    Perform rosette cuts

    4

    MTMP3043B

    Operate air knife

    2

    MTMP3026C

    Perform midline cuts

    4

    MTMP3044B

    Drop sock and pull shoulder pelt

    3

    MTMP3031C

    Scald and de-hair carcase

    4

    MTMP3045B

    Undertake retain rail

    2

    MTMP3032C

    Operate pelt puller

    4

    MTMP3046A

    Prepare and present viscera for inspection

    2

    Perform legging

    MTMP3011C

    Overview legging operation*

    1

    MTMP3013C

    Make second leg opening cuts

    3

    MTMP3012C

    Make first leg opening cuts

    4

    MTMP3014C

    Perform legging on small stock

    4

    * Units marked with an asterisk (*) must be undertaken with at least one other unit from the same section.

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Slaughterer
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Food Processing Industry
    Meat Processing



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    Student outcomes for similar courses

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Certificate III in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services'

    54.8%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    58.4 %

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    47.7%
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    21.8%
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Labourers
    10.8%
    Labourers
    Average salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $38,100

    $48,600


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) - 87.1 85.8
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    79.2
    41
    37.4
     
    76.7
    44.4
    31.4
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    7.8
    13.2
    9.4
     
    5.3
    14
    11.5
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 87.4 87.5
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) - 81.8 78.7
    Received personal benefits from training (%) - 96 94.7
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 87.3 82.5
    Recommend the training to other (%) - 90.4 91.2

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Average salary (Full-time) ($) - 38 100 48 600
    Top Occupations (%):
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Labourers
     
     
    47.7
    21.8
    10.8
     
    30.8
    25.7
    11.2
    Top Industries (%):
    Accommodation and Food Services
    Other Services
    Retail Trade
     
     
    42.3
    20.4
    13
     
    20.1
    15.9
    9

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed after training (%) - 88.1 90.1
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 40 000 51 200
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 31.2 29
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 88 87.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 90.2 87.4

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed after training (%) - 54.8 49.3
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 33 800 43 700
    Enrolled in further study ($) - 29.1 34.6
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 86.2 87
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 80.7 73.1

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
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    Accommodation and Food Services
    42.3
    Accommodation and Food Services
    Other Services
    20.4
    Other Services
    Retail Trade
    13
    Retail Trade
    Australian Meat Industry

    Note: Information provided as a guide only.  Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aatinfo.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".