Certificate II in Meat Processing (Abattoirs)


Course Overview

Average Course Fee: Not available

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Average Course Duration: 1 Year

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This qualification covers work activities undertaken by workers commencing work in an abattoir.

This qualification may be suitable for use in a pre-vocational or VET in Schools program. However, schools will need to take into consideration the substantial amount of on-the-job training required in this qualification, as well as the risks associated with work in an abattoir, including:

  • Q-fever and other zoontoic diseases
  • the use of knives
  • the demanding physical nature of some positions
  • proximity to machinery
  • use of automatic machinery.
  • Job roles

    Job role titles covered by this qualification may include:

  • stockyard or lairage labourer
  • slaughter floor labourer
  • carcase trimmer
  • packer
  • offal room labourer
  • tripe room labourer
  • loadout operator
  • skin shed labourer
  • fellmongerer
  • by-products labourer
  • meat processing cleaner
  • field harvester of wild game
  • livestock handler in lairage.
  • Student Outcomes

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    Satisfied with Training

    Surveyed graduates of this course who were satisfied with the training.

    Improved Employment Status

    Surveyed graduates of this course who have an improved employment status, such as found work, new job, promotion, pay increase or setup/expansion of own business.

    Enrolled in Further Study

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    Median Salary

    Data related to the median salary of graduates in their first ever full-time job is unavailable.

    Top 3 Occupational Outcomes

    Following are the top 3 occupation groups that surveyed graduates of this course are employed as:



    Technicians and Trades Workers


    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers


    Machinery Operators and Drivers

    Top 3 Employing Industries

    Following are the top 3 industries that surveyed graduates of this course are employed in:



    Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing


    Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing


    Transport, Postal and Warehousing

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

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    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.


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    Subsidised Training

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    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.

    Apprenticeships and Traineeships

    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship.

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