Halal - Introductory Slaughter

Meat Processing - Units 21623, 25926, 25927

Course Duration: 1 day

Pricing: $632.50 incl GST per person

Course Overview

This programme is designed to provide halal training to people who work in a red meat or poultry processing plant or stockyard. Trainees will gain an understanding of the definition and basic concepts of halal certification, primary processing and halal slaughter of animals. This course is also for those who wish to gain knowledge on the basic principles of animal welfare.

What is covered?

  • Introduction to Islamic Shariah
  • Halal slaughter requirements
  • Islamic concept of hygiene
  • Shariah law and Animal Welfare Act
  • The importance of animal welfare
  • The five freedoms of animal welfare
  • Islamic slaughter


The following unit standards are required to complete the Introductory Halal programme.

Compulsory units

  • Unit standard 25926 – Demonstrate knowledge of Shariah in the production and certification of halal meat and meat products (Level 3) (6 credits).
  • Unit standard 21623 – Describe halal slaughter requirements in the meat processing industry (Level 2) (3 credits). Theoretical component to be completed on the course and attestation to be completed pre or post course.

Compulsory unit for slaughter persons (Practicing Muslim trainees only)

  • Unit standard 25927 – Produce halal meat (Level 3) (5 credits). Theoretical component to be completed on the course. A practical component is to be completed post-course.


Only trainees who have entitled residency in New Zealand will have their completed unit standards recorded with NZQA.


There is no prerequisite. However, trainees will need to complete an attestation for unit 21623 post-course and supply a verification letter for unit 25927 prior to the course where possible. Alternatively, the verification letter can be completed post-course. Attestation and verification letter to be returned to training@asurequality.com.

AsureQuality is working jointly with the New Zealand Islamic Development Trust to offer these services.

More information

Public scheduled courses are held 9am - 5pm each day

Certificates are issued 7 - 10 business days after the course

Catering - AsureQuality will do our best to ensure catering is Halal certified, however due to reasons beyond our control we cannot guarantee a Halal certified kitchen. 

Please note: If you are enquiring from outside New Zealand, we are unable to respond to your enquiry.

If a Translator is required to attend and complete this course, an approved Translator with contact details must be provided to AsureQuality Academy prior to the course

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