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Are you interested in a challenging and rewarding career that can lead to further advancement?

Do you still want to enjoy your current lifestyle?

Do you want to develop lifelong friendships while earning money?

A career in the MEAT INDUSTRY is waiting for you!

There are a number of different career paths you can take in the meat industry, from labourers to graduate positions. Check out the different sectors below for more information.

Why choose a career in the meat industry?

It is a career and a lifestyle all in one.

  • Training is conducted predominantly on-the-job; earn money while you train!
  • There are employment opportunities across Australia and internationally.
  • Enhance your skills - become a supervisor or manager.
  • You will develop skills that are applicable across all sectors of the food industry.
  • There is opportunity to specialise.
  • Generous industry support for further education and training.
  • The meat industry offers a dynamic, challenging working environment.

What level of education is needed for a career in the meat industry?

  • Careers are available from Certificate I to postgraduate degrees.
  • Nearly every new employee can undertake an apprenticeship of traineeship.
  • Most employees receive the opportunity to undertake additional training beyond their first qualification.
  • Many companies provide additional training at Certificate IV and Diploma levels.

Meat Matters

  • The Australian Meat Industry is one of Australia's largest export earners, earning an approximate $8 billion per year.
  • Australia is one of the world's largest exporters of red meat and livestock, exporting primarily to the United States and Japan.
  • It employs around 60,000 people from apprentices through to management.
  • It has one of the best training systems in the world with over 90% of the workforce holding a qualification or currently in training.

Industry contacts

MINTRAC, 1800 817 462 or email

Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC), 02 9086 2200 or email

Meat & Livestock Australia, 02 9463 9333 or email

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- Remember -

the Meat Industry can be a career, not just a job!