4. Capability, Extension and Education

AMPC manage the following programs. The programs focus on a broader industry outlook. 

Extension Program 

AMPC supports a range of extension, education and training projects under a service agreement with the Meat Industry Training and Advisory Council (MINTRAC). 

MINTRAC is internationally recognised for its expertise in developing training and professional development solutions to Australian meat industry business development requirements. MINTRAC is an independent national company at the forefront of innovation in skills and training, with strong links to Industry and Registered Training Organisations. 

AMPC partners with MINTRAC for extension and education service delivery to industry. Education and Extension, the "E" of RD&E, is critical to the effective uptake of Research and Development (R&D) investments and a priority area under the Primary Industries Ministerial Council's National RD&E Framework. 

These networks operate Australia-wide with the aim of improving communications in this area of the industry and enhancing the professionalism of practitioners. The objectives of these networks are to:

  1. Facilitate communication between industry and regulators;
  2. Identify training requirements for industry;
  3. Facilitate research being broadcast to the industry;
  4. Conduct professional development sessions to address immediate and specific information requiremens. 

Professional Development 

The meat industry professional development program funded by AMPC provides accredited courses and general purpose workshops to extend the latest RD&E to meat industry personnel and industry trainers in order fr them to gain the skills and knowledge required to implement practice change.

The role of the professional development program is to build industry capability and to provide for pilot trials of new training before the standard fee for service model is applied by MINTRAC. In recent years the meat industry has acknowledged that new research, technology, regulatory requirements and improved practices must be effectively implemented in a structured, consistent and sustainable manner, and this involves training personnel to provide them with the necessary technical skills.

Snapshot
Apr 24, 2017
The Meat Industry Engineering Network consists of industry personnel, researchers, regulators and trainers and represents an efficient method of distribution of new information for processing plant ...
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Report
Apr 11, 2017
This Report provides an overview of the Meat Matters. We All Have a Steak in this! Project, and summaries the Project's objectives, outcomes, evaluation findings, insights and recommendations. ...
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Snapshot
Jan 4, 2017
The Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) has identified the need to continue to foster human resource innovation in order to remain competitive and ensure the viability of the industry. It i...
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Report
Dec 13, 2016
This project developed resources to address critical gaps in work health and safety (WHS) resources in the red meat processing industry. The training and assessment support materials for the WHS uni...
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Snapshot
Sep 15, 2016
Under state Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) has the responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone on site. This includes contractors and subc...
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Snapshot
Jul 14, 2016
No matter the size of the business, red meat processing companies are required to comply with legislation, standards and regulations imposed by Government. This SnapShot is designed to assist sma...
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Report
Jun 26, 2016
A major challenge in any industry is to facilitate the innovation process or translation of research into commercial outcomes. The goal of this project was to determine the feasibility of establishi...
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Fact Sheet
Jun 14, 2016
No matter the size of the business, red meat processing companies are required to comply with legislation, standards and regulations imposed by Government. This SnapShot is designed to assist sma...
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Report
Jun 13, 2016
The development of a world class digital resource to support the training and assessment of red meat personnel has been achieved through the disease and contamination image library produced in this ...
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Report
Jun 10, 2016
This guide has been developed to assist maintenance personnel to set up and implement systems, and work safely to help ensure a safe and healthy working environment for everyone associated...
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Report
Jun 3, 2016
This guide is developed for personnel working in maintenance departments in meat processing plants in the Australian Meat Industry. The guide targets senior maintenance managers, supervisors, foreme...
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Report
Jun 3, 2016
Australia is the world’s seventh largest beef producer and the third largest exporter of red meat. The state of the industry is healthy, with growth in production anticipated across all specie...
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