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February 2018

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Training awards 2018 are now open.

Applications are now open for the 2018 MINTRAC Meat Industry Training Awards. The annual awards have been well supported by industry and every year there are several deserving winners in each category.

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2018 Paddock to Plate National Training Conference

The theme of this year’s conference will be ‘embracing  technological change’. Many of the presentations will look at the impact of technology on the workforce, training strategies, and recruitment processes.

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We have a new Website!

We have moved to our new website and it is looking pretty good we think but we do need your help. 

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Environment Network meetings - What's on and register for the mailing list

The MINTRAC/AMPC Environment Network provides opportunities for Environment Officers or interested personnel on meat processing plants to hear about current and ongoing research and  development in the environment and sustainability area.

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If you are interested in completing a qualification in 2018 we have two scholarships available to assist with study costs.

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The Training Networks are changing ….

From the beginning of 2018, the Training Networks are being replaced with the  HR, WHS and Training Networks.

We have a new and expanded agenda, and we are now starting earlier.  The networks are more strongly focused on the operations and requirements of processors, in particular, Human Resources, WHS and Training personnel.

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Development of a Maintenance Training Strategy invitation for feedback

MINTRAC are currently undertaking an AMPC funded project to develop a training strategy in the area of maintenance training.

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Updates to Training and Assessment materials released January 2018

Thank you to all those people who have taken time to write in and make recommendations about   changes, errors and updates for the Training and Assessment materials.   We action new releases in January and July of each year.

See the updates here

Unit by Unit listing of available resources

Dec 2017 update - what changed..

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AMP Version 3 summary

As some of you may already be aware, the  Australian Meat Processing Training Package Release 3  is about to be made available. There have been some significant changes made to this Package 

See the changes here

Request for Permit training now available online

MINTRAC are now offering Request for Permit (RFP) training online. The training program covers the unit AMPX424  Raise and validate request for export permits and Meat Transfer Certificates. 

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Progress with the Model for Meat Inspection Training Project at Charles Sturt University.

14 students at the Wagga Campus of Charles Sturt University have been given an opportunity through an AMPC funded project to gain Meat Safety /Quality Assurance (QA) Qualifications and undertake extended placements with meat processing companies.

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Scholarship Opportunity

AMPC invites applications for scholarships for the 2018 Agribusiness Leadership Program. This leadership development program is specifically designed for agribusiness leaders who want to make an impact and see the power in collaboration to advance the sector.

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Proposed changes to the exam generator

MINTRAC is currently working on an AMPC funded project to review and redesign the Meat Safety exam generator. The project will enable the MINTRAC team to revisit the bank of questions and images to ensure that they provide an adequate coverage of the topics. 

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Cases for Change open for public comment on the Skills Impact website

A Case for Change sets out evidence for proposed changes to a training package (i.e. qualifications, skill sets and units of competency). It includes the scope of the research, analysis and industry engagement undertaken to collate the evidence base.

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Out and about with MINTRAC - We are moving!

Well after many years of being tucked away in the corner of the bottom floor we are moving to a new office.

Our new address is :

7/2-4 Northumberland Road


See the details here

Network meetings for January to June 2018

Please remember to add the dates to your calendar

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