South West Institute of TAFE is the home of Meat Training Australia (MTA), a specialist meat training centre endorsed by the Victorian Government.
MTA was named Meat Industry Training Provider of the Year at the 2012 MINTRAC National Training Awards.
The training provided is quality, industry driven, accredited training from the Australian Meat Industry Training Package. Our trainers work with you to customise the programs to meet the requirements of your employees.
MTA offers qualifications from the Australian Meat Industry Training package and Food Processing Industry Training package at Certificate II, III and IV levels. Industry-specific short courses are run throughout the year and tailored to meet the ever-changing needs of this highly-scrutinised industry.
MTA incorporates Lean Manufacturing concepts into all training programs. Our trainers work with Lean Manufacturing champions in the workplace to facilitate cultural change and enable the adoption of continual improvement processes.
Accessibility is a key priority of training delivery. To this end, all training programs are delivered on-site. Trainers operate from purpose-built learning centres located on-site at processing plants and on-site in retail butcher shops across Victoria and South Australia.
Along with being named Meat Industry Training Provider of the Year, MTA were also finalists in two other categories at the 2012 MINTRAC National Training Awards.
Daniel Lewis, an MTA student was announced as Meat Industry Vocational Student of the Year. Daniel is General Manager at Continental Kosher Butchers in Melbourne.
David Suggett was a finalist in the Meat Industry Trainer of the Year Award. David was pipped at the post by Tom Collyer who has been working in the Meat Industry for 40 years. It is a great achievement by David to be listed as a finalist, congratulations David!