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Meat Processing, General, Quality and Safety Skills Project Published

Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback throughout this project to update general, safety and quality skills across the meat processing industry.

As a result of your efforts, the revised qualifications and skills standards have been endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and state and territory skills ministers. They are now published on the national training register (training.gov.au) and available for use by registered training organisations (RTOs).

Qualifications, skill sets and units have been revised and streamlined to:

  • reflect changes to currency/regulatory standards
  • remove duplication across the training package
  • improve deliverability
  • bring them in line with the current Standards for Training Packages 2012.

For more information, visit the project page.

A lot of work has been done with existing units that have presented problems for trainers delivering to specific parts of the industry. Changes has been made to enable trainers to bring trainees to a level of competency that meets the requirements of the unit and industry. The updated qualifications will give trainees the opportunity to use recognition of prior learning to gain a new qualification that opens up a new direction within our industry. This has a significant positive influence on recruitment and retention. I look forward to continuing teaching and working with trainees within our industry with the updated standards for meat processing.

– Tom Collyer