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.

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Mar 2, 2018
The Meat Industry Environment Network provides a means to share information on the research, development and extension (RD&E) activities relating to AMPC’s Environment and Sustainability R...
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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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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...
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Dec 13, 2017
AMPC directly serves interests of processors and is primarily accountable to that sector. It must quickly develop and galvanize its value proposition to ensure sustainable and proactive support of p...
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Dec 13, 2017
This project originally sought to investigate Artificial Intelligence solutions to Animal Health issues within the red meat processing industry. Further analysis revealed the need to define artifici...
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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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Dec 13, 2017
AMPC had recognised that a training program to ensure red meat processing industry personnel understand their roles and responsibilities in the event of an Emergency Animal Disease response was not ...
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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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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...
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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...
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Nov 16, 2017
The lab at the University of Queensland’s Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) has undertaken research for AMPC on effective and low cost management of water resources and using wastewater ...
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Nov 16, 2017
Teys Hide Processing Plant now recycles every wastewater stream and reuses it wherever they can, using sludge to make compost and reducing the waste leaving the plant to just one skip bin a week.
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