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Give your employees skills to ensure compliance

This qualification covers work activities undertaken by meat inspectors who ensure compliance with meat processing standards within domestic processing facilities. If you'd like to upskill your workforce, contact Jeff Bradbury on 07 4694 1546 or email for more information. Course details

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Workplace: up to 2 years

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From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking a nationally recognised program at TAFE Queensland you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learn all about the USI and how to get your USI for your study.

Key dates

Workplace Any time Workplace

Entry requirements

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

Resources required

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 24 months. 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.

Important Information

Students 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.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 12 or 15 units in total (depending on elective selection).

There are 10 core units, and 2 or 5 elective units (depending on elective selection). Elective options are as follows:

  • Select 2 units from Group A or
  • Select 1 unit from Group A and 4 units from Group B
AMPCOR201 Maintain personal equipment Core
AMPCOR202 Apply hygiene and sanitation practices Core
AMPCOR203 Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements Core
AMPCOR204 Follow safe work policies and procedures Core
AMPCOR205 Communicate in the workplace Core
AMPCOR206 Overview the meat industry Core
AMPX209 Sharpen knives Core
AMPA3071 Implement food safety program Core
AMPA3131 Identify and report emergency diseases of food animals Core
AMPA3119 Apply food animal anatomy and physiology to inspection processes Core
Group A
AMPA3120 Perform ante and post-mortem inspection - Ovine and Caprine Elective
AMPA3121 Perform ante and post-mortem inspection - Bovine Elective
AMPA3122 Perform ante and post-mortem inspection - Porcine Elective
AMPA3123 Perform ante and post-mortem inspection - Poultry Elective
AMPA3127 Perform post-mortem inspection - Wild game Elective
Group B
AMPG303 Receive and inspect wild game carcases from the field Elective
AMPG304 Receive and inspect wild game carcases at a processing plant Elective
AMPG305 Store wild game carcases Elective
AMPG300 Overview wild game meat industry Elective
AMPA406 Inspect transportation container or vehicle Elective
AMPA402 Oversee plant compliance with the Australian standards for meat processing Elective
AMPA3043 Prepare head for inspection Elective
AMPA3047 Prepare and present viscera for inspection Elective
AMPA3072 Perform carcase Meat Hygiene Assessment Elective
AMPA3073 Perform process monitoring for Meat Hygiene Assessment Elective
AMPA3074 Perform boning room Meat Hygiene Assessment Elective
AMPA3081 Perform offal Meat Hygiene Assessment Elective
MSL954001 Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan Elective
AMPX404 Conduct an internal audit of a documented program Elective
MSL922001 Record and present data Elective
MSL904001 Perform standard calibrations Elective
BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness Elective
AMPA3002 Handle animals humanely while conducting ante-mortem inspection Elective
AMPA3003 Assess effective stunning and bleeding Elective


The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

Eligible apprentices and trainees who meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS).

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training plan and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

Students are encouraged to view the TAFE Queensland Student Fees Policy prior to enrolment.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship, please give us a call.


AMP30316 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Meat Safety)

Job prospects

  • Meat Inspector

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland South West to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO), then contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract.

If you aren't employed yet, contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 1300 914 754 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

For information about your rights and responsibilities as a student, check out the student handbook and refund policy

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace and/or previous learning means less study time for you and getting qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 15 March 2017

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