February 2020

Welcome Mick

For this my first submission in the MINTRACker, I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful contribution that Jenny Kroonstuiver has made to MINTRAC as the outgoing CEO. Jenny has left me with very large shoes to fill. I wish her the very best in retirement.
Whilst I am no stranger to the Training world, I am a new entrant into the Meat Industry. I will be undertaking a learning journey allowing me to better understand the Industry, our key stakeholders and partners, and familiarise myself with the significant role that MINTRAC plays in developing, supporting and growing  the skills and qualifications of all Meat Industry participants. With the current MINTRAC 5 year strategic plan coming to an end, I’m looking forward to consulting with the sector to gain insights and help shape MINTRAC’s future direction. Now that I have had my QFever shot and will be cleared to undertake processing plant and other work site visits, I will be ensuring that I meet as many of you that I can to assist me to develop my knowledge and to ensure MINTRAC moves forward successfully in 2020 and beyond. Lastly, I’d like to encourage you to register for MINTRAC’s 2020 National Training Conference in May this year to be held in Adelaide. You can find out more about the event in this edition of MINTRACker.  
Mick Crouch CEO

New Date 6 and 7 May 2020

MINTRAC has rescheduled the National Training Conference 2020.
Click for Full details and Registrations 
We will still be located at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Adelaide SA 
2020 Meat Industry Training Awards 
Closing date 9 April 2020  All the details here 
MINTRAC continues to work on the following four AMP Training Package development projects:
  • Review of the Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications
  • New units and skill sets for halal meat processing
  • New unit and skill set for wild game harvesting auditing 
  • Addressing gaps in poultry processing training
See the full details of the update here.
The Emergency Animal Disease Training resources can be found on the MINTRAC website. They include the e-Learning course, training manual, response plan template in both pdf and word format. 
See them all here
IRC Industry Skills Forecast Annual Update
Each year, Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) have been responsible for submitting an IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (Skills Forecast) to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC). These are submitted annually at the end of April. Read more here.
RFP Online Training
An online training program for the unit AMPX424 Raise and validate requests for export permits and Meat Transfer Certificates. 
Gary Sansom Scholarship applications open.
The prestigious Gary Sansom Scholarship aims to uncover future chicken meat industry leaders and champion important research working to boost the productivity and sustainability of chicken meat production.
For more information and to apply click here.

2020 National Competition Program RESULTS
Terrigal – 8th February 2020
Congratulations to all the winners -
see them here


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