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Paddock to plate

24 March 2016

Muresk Institute in collaboration with South Regional TAFE is offering high school students (16 years and older) the opportunity to get a greater understanding of how their food gets from the paddock to their plate. This FREE jam-packed program covers five units of competency taken from the Rural Operations, Agriculture and Hospitality Operations training packages.

Students will undertake training in:

  • basic food preparation and cooking techniques;
  • low stress livestock handling; and
  • basic butchering techniques.

Students will also take part in a range of activities including:

  • a piggery and farm tour; and
  • presentations on food production processes, meat quality and agriculture careers.


  • ​Handle livestock using basic techniques ​AHCLSK205A
  • ​Prepare simple dishes ​SITHCCC102
  • ​Prepare sandwiches ​SITHCCC103
  • ​Use hygienic practices for food safety ​SITXFSA101
  • ​Participate in OHS processes ​AHCOHS201A


  • 10–15 April 2016

Entry requirements

  • To be eligible for this program, students must be 16 years and older.


  • Evening supervision of students will be required. Schools must ensure one teacher is allocated per 12 students.


  • There is no cost* for this program. This includes on site meals and accommodation for teachers and students.
    *Does not cover travel to and from Muresk Institute.

Registration instructions

More information
For more information contact:
Prue Jenkins
T: 9690 1556