MINTRAC logo MINTRAC Access the WHS website
National Meat Industry Training Advisory Council Limited


Information for current and prospective trainees

A trainees' guide to meat processing traineeships

Download the "Traineeship fact sheet" (PDF).

Getting support during your traineeship

The best way to make sure you get the most from your training is to find out as much information as you can about traineeships and training in the meat industry. Following are some ideas and strategies to help you make informed choices about your training and to create a career in the meat industry.

  • Get to know the people involved in your training.
  • Ask lots of questions
  • Make your Trainer aware if you feel you are ready to be assessed
  • Find out if there are any particular qualifications you need for a job or career pathway you would like to take on.
  • Download the "Getting support for your traineeship" (PDF) for more information.

Keeping up with your training

The document below may help you keep a record of your training. Ask your Trainer for help filling in any areas you are unsure of. The document can also be used to keep a record of any other training you may have completed outside of your qualification and would look good in a resume or CV.

My training record (Word document).

The document is in Word format so it can easily be modified and saved onto your own computer. The original document is a general guide only, feel free to edit the document to better suit your needs. Your Trainer might have some good ideas on how to change the training record so that it works for you.

To save the edited document go to "Save as" in the File menu and choose the appropriate location on your computer. You can either print out the training record and fill in the information by hand, or use the document as an electronic record by filling in the details using your computer. The advantage of a computerised document is that you can regularly update the record and it is harder to lose or misplace than a paper copy.

Career pathways in the meat industry

Career opportunities in the industry (PDF).

Qualifications in the industry (PDF).

Useful website links for trainees

Australian Apprenticeships - The national Australian Apprenticeships website.

Apprenticeship Office- WAAdministers and registers training contracts and regulates the apprenticeship system in WA.

NSW State Training Services - Apprenticeships and Traineeships specific site, good for RTOs or employers, as well as trainees who are interested in legislation and/or the responsibilities of parties in a traineeship.

Department of Education and Training - QLD - This Queensland government page is relevant for employers and trainees. In particular there are lots of newsletters that can be viewed and downloaded. - This website is a very good resource for anyone wanting information about training and traineeships. It is very clear, easy to read and follow. Particularly good for people who are new to training and traineeships.

Youth Services Website Youth Central - This is a Victorian site which contains study tips that might help trainees, particularly those undertaking qualifications at the Certificate IV level or higher.