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December 2018

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Merry Christmas

As always seems to happen at this time of year, the MINTRAC team are heading towards the Christmas break with what seems to be an insurmountable mountain of items on our ‘to do’ lists. What a busy year it has been!
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Bon voyage Fiona

We wish Fiona all the best on her European adventures and hope to see her back in the country and maybe even in the office one day. 

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New AMPC Upskilling Scholarship Holders

Congratulations to Anni De Pontes, Angelique Dillion and David Klaassen the latest recipients of an AMPC Upskilling Scholarship. 

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Digital Disruption and the Meat Processing Industry

MINTRAC and TAFE Queensland are developing a program to introduce the concept of digital disruption to the red meat processing industry. The program will consist of six webinars and three workshops.

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Welcome Wendy Scott - Data Administrator

MINTRAC welcomed Wendy to the team at Caringbah mid November 2018 and has already become a valuable team member.

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Ammonia Refrigeration Training – new course

MINTRAC has been working with Superior Training Centre to update the current Ammonia Refrigeration Plant Operators Course.

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Diploma graduates 2017-2018

Congratulations to all who completed their Diploma of Meat Processing in 2018.

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2018 MINTRAC Meat Retail Trainers Conference

On Friday 30 November the 2018 MINTRAC Meat Retail Trainers Conference was held, and for the second year this was an online event.

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Health 4 Wealth workshops

The Health for Wealth project is one of the seventeen projects announced on July 1, 2016 that received funding from the Commonwealth Government under Round 2 of the Rural Research and Development for Profit Program. 

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Save the Date - MINTRAC National Training Conference 2019

MINTRAC National Training Conference 2019  - It’s time to save the date

When?    27-28 March 2019
Where? Mantra Hotel, Gold Coast 

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Update on the Meat Industry Training Package projects

Most of our readers will be aware of the eight projects we have been working on over the past few months and they have been discussed at length during the network meetings. 

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Engineering maintenance products

As some of you may be aware the AMPC funded project Development of an engineering maintenance training strategy has been completed. 

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Preparing the next generation of meat inspection trainers

In February 2019, MINTRAC will be running a week-long intensive course in Wagga Wagga for people who are seeking to become meat inspection trainers.

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Out and About with MINTRAC

MINTRAC has been busy at meetings and events all over Australia.

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Victorian Meat Inspection intensive week

MINTRAC, in partnership with Federation University and South West TAFE are running a meat inspection training program with sixteen university students in Victoria. This is a similar project to the highly successful program delivered to Charles Sturt University Students last year. 

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Meat Essentials Films

This series of short films is now fully released and available from either MINTRAC or AMPC.
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MI&QA Conference Wrap up

MINTRAC once again hit the Gold Coast in October 2018 holding the nineteenth Meat Inspection and Quality Assurance Conference (MI&QA).
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2019 Network Meeting Dates for your Calendar

The next round of network meeting dates have been set and are now available for you to register your attendance.
Do not forget to mark the dates in your calendar.

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