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Australian Meat Processor Corporation

Australian Meat Processor Corporation

Industry Top Issues: Labour

  • Availability of staff, particularly skilled staff for specialised work
  • High cost and lack of flexibility of employment
  • Absenteeism
  • Poor perceptions of industry within and beyond the sector
  • Industry inability to attract, develop and retain staff
  • Uncertainty around visa conditions
  • Migrant language and cultural issues.
Report
Development of an engineering maintenance strategy
Jan 19, 2019
After strong interest from the industry, resources were developed to provide information and advice to enterprises and RTOs so that they may better understand training pathways availa...
Report
Making the Meat Industry a Safer Place for Workers
Dec 14, 2018
The significant focus on safety in the past 30 years led to a current phase in safety where only incremental reduction is possible through current safety strategies. As a result, significant reducti...
Report
Analysis of Regulatory and Related Costs in Red Meat Processing
Oct 29, 2018
This project identifies and quantifies the costs that face the red meat processing industry in Australia and compares them with key international competitors the United States, Brazil and Argentina....
Report
Educational Pathways: Creating a Highly Skilled Meat Industry - Year 1
Jul 13, 2018
The 'Educational Scholarship Pathways Program: Creating a Highly Skilled Meat Industry' project aims to create a holistic educational program at RMIT University to develop people that will have the ...
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Developing a Model for Meat Inspection and Quality Assurance Employment Outcomes for University Graduates and Undergraduates
Jul 13, 2018
The industry is suffering an ongoing shortage of recruits who are young, able and qualified in meat inspection and quality assurance. This project has explored the prospect of attracting universi...
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Upgrade of the Meat Inspection Exam Generator
Jul 13, 2018
In 2013, MINTRAC created the first Meat Inspection Exam Generator, which was CD-based and had a trainer and student version. The generator enabled Registered Training Organisation (RTO) staff and st...
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Redeveloping the Core Unit CDs into Online Resources for Red Meat Processors
Jul 12, 2018
The project replaced the outdated Core Unit CDs with a series of short, sharp online films (named 'Meat Industry Essentials') which can be used by processing companies and trainers to support induct...
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Developing a Model to Support the Employment of Migrants and Refugees in the Australian Meat Processing Industry
Feb 28, 2018
This project sought to develop and trial a model for employing a group of 10-15 migrants at Thomas Foods International at Murray Bridge, with a view to being adapted and used by other meat processin...
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Professional Development Training Webinars for QA Managers
Dec 18, 2017
This project was for the development and delivery of six professional development training webinars for Quality Assurance staff on ‘hot’ industry topics (such as animal welfare, meat sci...
Report
Management of the Australian Q Fever Register for 2016-17
Dec 13, 2017
The Australian Q Fever Register underpins Q Fever risk management across the workplace and has contributed to a significant reduction in Q Fever occurrence within the industry workforce. This pro...
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MINTRAC provision of extension services to red meat processors 2016-2017
Dec 12, 2017
This project continues to be important to both AMPC and the red meat processing industry as a whole. It enables the training and extension implications of developments in technology, regulation and ...
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Meat Industry Training Network
Dec 12, 2017
The industry's training networks provide the means of ensuring that R&D outcomes, innovation, new regulatory requirements and industry requirements become embedded into the meat industry trainin...
Report
Ammonia refrigeration training programs
Dec 12, 2017
The Ammonia Refrigeration Training program was for the delivery of three further ammonia refrigeration training programs based on the model developed and trialled under the AMPC Professional Develop...
Report
Meat. Your Future.
Aug 3, 2017
This project outlines a comprehensive strategic communications plan to improve community perceptions of the red meat processing industry as a whole, and as a career option. It was structured for ...
Video
A Feast of Ideas (Chinese Version)
Apr 4, 2017
A Feast of Ideas is an attempt to put issues of sustainability in the red meat industry on the table, and start a conversation with you, and all participants in the industry's supply chain.  ...
Report
Evaluating the Socio-Economic Benefit of the Red Meat Processing Industry in Regional Australia
Dec 8, 2016
This report outlines the economic impact of red meat processing facilities in a number of regions around Australia as well as providing estimates of the impact on the individual State economies and ...
Training Manual
Year 9/10: Australian Meat Processing – Networked, Ethical, Sustainable and Intelligent
Sep 24, 2016
The aim of this unit is to help teachers and students in secondary schools investigate and make judgements about the processing, production and marketing of Australian red meat. Students discover...
Snapshot
Innovative Processing Techniques for SME's
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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