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Abattoir Knife Hand Courses

An Abattoir Knife Hand performs a range of tasks in an abattoir. You might cut meat from carcasses or trim it to remove fat. Abattoir Knife Hands may prepare meat for packing by removing unnecessary pieces and slicing it into standard cuts. You may also get meat ready for transport and delivery.

Abattoir Knife Hands should be skilled at their trade and able to work as part of a larger team. It’s important that you can follow directions and work to correct procedures at all times. Abattoir Knife Hands should have a strong focus on safety and may have to work irregular hours when required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Abattoir Knife Hand earn?

In Australia, a full time Abattoir Knife Hand generally earns $1,050 per week ($54,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Abattoir Knife Hand?

The number of people working in this industry has grown in recent years. There are currently 13,000 people employed as abattoir workers in Australia compared to 9,900 five years ago. Abattoir Knife Hands may find work in regions of Australia where abattoir facilities are located.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Abattoir Knife Hand?

A Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) is an ideal qualification if you’re planning a career as an Abattoir Knife Hand. You’ll learn to use knives and cutting tools, trim and cut different types of meat and poultry and adhere to safety and sanitation issues.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within meat processing. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.