Students must be employed as an apprentice or trainee and have a signed Registered Training Contract, stating TAFE Queensland South West is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).
The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website provides information about apprenticeships and traineeships (including school-based) in Queensland.
For further information about probationary periods for this trade qualification, visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS)
Delivered in workplaces throughout Queensland
Students will require access to the relevant equipment in the workplace as well as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) relevant to and as stated by the workplace.
The nominal term for a full-time Traineeship is 12 months. Full-time trainees will undertake training and assessment in the workplace with visits from the trainer/assessor. The theory component of the training is to be completed at designated times negotiated with the employer, and the practical components are to be experienced at the workplace. Tutorial assistance is also offered by negotiation.
School-based trainees will undertake training during the school week, with the possibility of follow-up training and assessment in the workplace during school holidays. It is expected that school-based trainees complete the theory component of their training either at school in designated classes per week, or as part of their homework. Practical training is to be experienced in the workplace. Tutorial assistance is also offered by negotiation.
You 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 zoonotic diseases, the use of knives, the demanding physical nature of some positions, proximity to machinery and the use of automatic machinery.