Butcher or Smallgoods Maker

Selects, cuts, trims, prepares and arranges meat for sale or supply, operates meat or smallgoods processing machines, or manages the processes in the production of smallgoods.
Training time 3 - 4 years
Average pay $47,560
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 2,800

What does a Butcher or Smallgoods Maker do?

  • preparing meat for sale by removing bones, trimming fat and cutting, mincing and grinding meat to shape and size for display or as ordered
  • preparing crumbed cuts of meat, and marinating, seasoning and curing special cuts
  • selecting and preparing meat to produce smallgoods
  • operating machines to grind, mix, mince and tenderise meat
  • making seasonings and pickles by mixing spices, salt and other ingredients
  • operating sausage filling machines, smoking chambers, and cooking kettles and vats
  • advising customers on the suitability and uses of cuts of meat

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Meat Processing (Food Services)
TAFE
Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)
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Certificate III in Meat Processing (Boning Room)
Certificate III in Meat Processing (General)
Certificate III in Meat Processing (Smallgoods - General)
Certificate III in Meat Processing (Smallgoods - Manufacture)