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.
Feb 3, 2021
AMPC engaged the research services of KPMG to undertake a review of workforce visas currently utilised by the Red Meat Industry processing sector to understand their efficiency and efficacy. AMPC so...
Scholarship For Advanced Diploma In Meat Processing
Apr 9, 2020
This project funded scholarships for the Advanced Diploma in Meat Processing. The Advanced Diploma is designed for people who are already employed in the industry and who have the opportunity to ...
Apr 8, 2020
In this two-year project MINTRAC reviewed five existing models of producer feedback and developed Case Studies, particularly focusing on the returns and benefits to processors of each model. MINT...
Aug 20, 2019
The Educational Scholarship Pathways Program: Creating a Highly Skilled Meat Industry (EP Project) aims to create a holistic educational program at RMIT University to develop people that will have t...
Analysis of State-based processing costs
Mar 27, 2019
The objectives of the project were to provide state based red meat (beef) processing costs for NSW and Queensland to support a more detailed understanding of the cost pressures facing red meat proce...
Cost to Operate and Processing Cost Competitiveness
Mar 20, 2019
  This omnibus report combines both the “Cost to Operate” report, released publicly in November 2018, and its companion piece “Processing Cost Competitiveness” &ndash...
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...
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...
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....
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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