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The Meat Industry Reference Committee for skills (IRC) is currently being reviewed in a process established by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) on behalf of the Australian Government.

This committee, on behalf of industry, is responsible for overseeing the development of occupational and skills standards and qualifications within the AMP Australian Meat Processing Training Package.

It is proposed that the committee would comprise of representatives with relevant expertise/access to networks across the following industry sectors:

  • Two (2) members from key industry peak organisations/bodies/associations:
    • Australian Meat industry Council (AMIC)
    • Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union (AMIEU)
  • A maximum of ten (10) individual members representing key sectors, including:
    • Beef processing (2)
    • Sheep processing
    • Pork Processing
    • Small goods manufacturing
    • Meat retailing
    • A maximum of four (4) further representatives with a sound knowledge of the skills needs of particular industries within the scope of the AMP Australian Meat Industry Training Package

The proposed structure for the Meat IRC is now open for public comment and consultation on the AISC website, until COB Thursday 3 November 2016.

Click here to provide your feedback on the proposed structure

At this stage, industry stakeholders are only being asked to comment on the proposed structure, to ensure it is representative of the industry and sectors.  Once the structure has been agreed, the AISC will call for nominations against the vacant positions.

Visit the AISC website for further information about the review process.

The structure and membership of all 70 Skills Committees (IRCs) (that together cover all Australian industries) are being reviewed to ensure the best possible industry coverage and expertise to support training package development.