1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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4511-11 Butcher

Selects, cuts, trims, prepares and arranges meat for sale or supply.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • advises customers on the suitability and uses of cuts of meat
  • operates machinery to grind, mix, mince or tenderise meat
  • prepares meat for sale by removing bones, trimming fat and cutting meat to shape and size for display or as ordered
  • prepares crumbed cuts of meat and marinates and seasons special cuts
  • selects and prepares meat to produce smallgoods
  • may assist in menu planning and scheduling, and in estimating food production costs

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