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Butchers select, cut, trim, prepare and arrange meat for sale and supply, operate meat and smallgoods processing machines, and manage the processes in the production of smallgoods.
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Butcher
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
14,500
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1079
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Moderate growth
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This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.
  • 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
  • may assist in menu planning and scheduling, and in estimating food production costs

Job Titles

  • Butcher
  • Smallgoods Maker

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)

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