The meat industry is suffering from a shortage of people wanting to become butchers.
However, a new high-tech government-funded centre at Granville TAFE is expected to attract students to the trade.
The new centre, which is due to open in time for 50th anniversary celebrations of the meat and allied trades at Granville, will provide students entering the meat trade with the chance to learn traditional and up-to-date butcher skills.
The facility would also provide training in specialist meat preparation techniques, like halal meat.
Head teacher of the meat and allied trades section, Ben Barrow, said the new facility would have the latest equipment and studies to meet current standards.
"The facility will cater for more people but also we're going to teach meat appreciation courses and we're going to go back into the smallgoods training," Mr Barrow said.
"We're the only TAFE to offer smallgoods training and cooked meat products for butchers in the state. The facility is built for today's meat industry standards with new machinery as well new technology and teaching aids."
The new Centre of Excellence for Meat and Allied Trades will open in semester two next year.