Australian Meat Processor Corporation

Australian Meat Processor Corporation

Scholarship Program

AMPC endorsed a range of initiatives to encourage the uptake of careers within the red meat manufacturing. The integrated approach effectively covers the range of education pathways from vocational through to post-doctoral studies.

AMPC seeks to address capability gaps and talent attraction and retention of industry personnel.

  • Industry Invests in its Future Researchers

    AMPC have supported the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University to invest in future research and technical leaders. With our funding totalling approximately $1 million over four years, this programme (Educational Pathways: Creating a Highly Skilled Meat Industry) supports researchers and students at a variety of levels, including by funding six PhD and six honours scholarships, a post-doctoral fellow, and prizes for undergraduate students. 

    The projects supported by AMPC's Educational Pathways programme will be multi-disciplinary, bringing together academics from a variety of research backgrounds, and from different parts of the College of Science, Engineering and Health. The project is led by Associate Professor Peter Torley (meat technology) in the School of Science working together with his colleagues Professors Ewan Blanch (chemistry), Mark Osborn (microbiology) and Harsharn Gill (animal science), and Associate Professor Benu Adhikari (food engineering). The project also involves collaboration with the School of Engineering involving Distinguished Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh (sensor technology), and professor Alireza Bab-Hadiashar (engineering) and Associate Professor Reza Hoseinnezhad (autonomous systems), broadening the potential scope of the research projects. 

    Ms Patience Shoko is studying the use of Raman spectroscopy to characterise meat attributes.

    Patience Shoko

    Credit: Saeideh Ostovar.  

  • Red Meat Processing Upskilling Scholarship Program

    This scholarship program allows existing red meat industry personnel to upgrade their current skills and qualifications at a Certificate IV level or higher by offering a $5,000 scholarship. The sponsorship will also include on-line professional development assistance and study support webinars. There are five scholarships on offer each year for 5 years, starting 2016. Below is some information on each of the scholarship holders:

    Grant Melrose 

    Masters of Agribusiness at Marcus Oldman College.

    Kate Power

    Bachelor of Agriculture, majoring in Animal Production at University of New England.

    Jonty Hemmingway


    Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Agriculture at University of New England.

    Grant Braddock      

    Diploma of Meat Processing through MINTRAC/Response Consulting.

    Andrew Christou      

    Certificate IV in instrumentation and Control at RMIT University.

    Amelia Forrest          

    Diploma of Human Resources Management.

  • Integrated Scholarship Scheme

    AMPC has partnered with QUT to establish a prestigious Integrated Scholarship Scheme that will educate and train the future red meat processing workforce. The scholarship scheme is engaging with industry and integrating students and researchers at all levels - from undergraduate, Masters and PhD through to academic staff supervisors. The scholarship program is targeting outstanding process engineering students and exposing these students to the opportunities and challenges offered by the red meat processing industry. The integration of scholars at all levels aims to achieve a critical mass of students and researchers focused on red meat processing at QUT to provide a team-based approach to teaching and research.

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