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February 2019

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1 Week left to register for the MINTRAC National Training Conference 2019.

Whats new?  New format, greater opportunity for discussion
  • The emergence of clean and fake meat
  • Digital disruption in the Meat Processing industry 
  • Training in the poultry processing industry
  • Animal Welfare codes, Standards and regulations
  • Training Packages of the future
  • Measuring HR effectiveness
  • Designing and developing assessment tools
  • Pre-employment training programs

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Entry to the 2019 MINTRAC Meat Industry Training Awards are closing soon

We want to celebrate and recognise the achievements of everyone who participates in or provides training to the meat industry. APPLY NOW FOR THE 2019 MINTRAC MEAT INDUSTRY TRAINING AWARDS.

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Welcome Paige Mazoudier - Cadet Project Officer

MINTRAC welcomed Paige to the team at Caringbah on the 10th January.  Paige becomes our youngest team member!

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Meat Industry Professional Development workshops - Planning and conducting a workplace assessment

  • Have you ever had to carry out a skills assessment of an employee as part of the recruitment or promotion process? 
  • Have you had to assess whether an employee is following enterprise quality standards? 
  • Have you had to assess whether a change to a work instruction or SOP has been fully understood and actioned? 
  • Did you use an assessment process that was fair and reasonable? 
  • Did you document the process and outcomes so that they could be clearly understood by an auditor or regulator?  
This half-day workshop will help you to address all of these questions and to have confidence in the process you develop. 

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Domestic slaughter plant project – Clive

The objective of the project is to increase the capability of small to medium domestic meat processors to identify abnormal conditions in livestock that may be Emergency Animal Diseases,increase their knowledge of who to contact and how to react.

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The next generation of Meat Inspection Trainers

Recently, in Wagga Wagga, a group of ten people gathered to undertake an intensive training program in preparation to become meat inspection trainers.

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MINTRAC National Training Conference 2019 - Sponsors available

MINTRAC would like to invite your Company to participate in the MINTRAC National Training Conference 2019 as a Sponsor.
If you are interested in being involved in this event or would like to discuss further sponsorship options please do not hesitate to contact
Irene Parker, MINTRAC 02 9819 6699 email:

Engineering maintenance products

Late in 2018 MINTRAC completed an AMPC funded project Development of an engineering maintenance training strategy. 

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Producer feedback update

This project funded by AMPC is aimed at testing models for the collection and distribution of animal health data back to sheep producers. Working with a range of processors the project has enabled processors to conduct animal health work shops for producers to educate them as to the availability of animal health data, how it is gathered and how to access it. 
There has been follow up surveys with these producers to understand what information they have found useful, how they are accessing it and if they have changed husbandry practices.

Victorian Meat Inspection Students developing their practical skills and industry knowledge at Stawell and Tongala

In the effort to overcome the shortage of young personnel, qualified in meat safety and quality assurance, entering industry, MINTRAC undertook a project in early 2018 to develop a model to attract university students to our industry.

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Training Package Update

The Case for Endorsement for Release 4.0 of the AMP Australian Meat Processing Training Package has been drafted and is undergoing the required checks and edits in preparation for submission to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC). 
Thirteen new units of competency and three new skill sets have been developed for this release of the package

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Updated Training and Assessment materials – January 2019

Updated Training and Assessment materials – January 2019  
New T&A materials have been developed,Adjustments have been made and the Unit by Unit listing has been updated.

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MINTRAC Out and About

See what the team has been up to so far this year! 
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