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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Trade Butchery (Level 4) with optional strands in Carcass Breaking and Boning, Curing and Smoking, and Handcrafted Small Goods
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 180 - 235
Subject Area
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services » Food and Hospitality » Butchery
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the retail meat industry with people who have the knowledge and skills to operate independently as trade qualified butchers in compliance with legislative and food safety requirements.

This qualification is designed for people working in the industry and will typically be achieved in the workplace environment whilst completing a New Zealand Apprenticeship.

The qualification is designed to recognise trade essential knowledge and skills with optional strands that reflect areas of specialisation within the retail meat industry.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply knowledge of legislation governing the retail meat trade to ensure compliance regulations and safety standards are met.
- Apply knowledge of livestock anatomy, cuts, calculations and meat yield, livestock development and slaughter in order to produce value-added meat-based products to industry recognised standards.
- Prepare and arrange a range of meat cuts including value-added, smallgoods and processed products and pack these products for sale and refrigeration.
- Apply knowledge of meat products and interpersonal skills to assist customers with product selection and to maintain workplace customer service standards.
- Manage productivity to minimise wastage in a retail meat operation.

Graduates of the Carcass Breaking and Boning strand will also be able to:
- Process beef, sheep and pork carcasses to produce meat cuts to meet workplace productivity and quality requirements.

Graduates of the Curing and Smoking strand will also be able to:
- Prepare, store and produce cured and smoked meat products for sale.

Graduates of the Handcrafted Small Goods strand will also be able to:
- Produce meat-based smallgoods for sale.
Education pathways
This qualification can build on from the New Zealand Certificate in Butchery (Level 3) [Ref: 2973].

This qualification leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Butchery Operations Management (Level 5) [Ref: 2971].
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will be equipped to work as qualified butchers.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Entry is open; however it is recommended candidates hold the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (Level 2) [Ref: 0973] or equivalent skills and knowledge.
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Competenz
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2972
Status Current
Created November 2015
Last Reviewed November 2017
Next Review December 2022
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