Learn to process beef and lamb, from stock produced at our 500ha broadacre farm at Yan Yean, in our commercial meat and fish processing facilities. You’ll also learn the skills to process Australian native fish, cultured at our Aquaculture Training and Applied Research Centre.
All of our facilities for food, plant and animal industry students at Melbourne Polytechnic embody our farm-to-plate and pond-to-plate food ethos and underlying emphasis on sustainability and local eating.
You’ll practice processing fresh, farmed meat and fish in facilities complete with a commercial scale boning room, chillers, meat packing facility and industry-standard vacuum packing and sausage-making equipment. Transformed into food products, this meat and fish will be prepared and served at our commercial restaurant, St Georges. You’ll benefit from this industry experience, training in high-standard facilities where all meat and fish products are completely traceable and produced exclusively at Melbourne Polytechnic’s own facilities.