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Recent succesful Community of Interest events:
In June 2016 FIAL launched their Celebrating Food and Agribusiness Innovations book at AIFST's 49th Annual Convention. The book showcases 50 innovative companies from across the food and agribusiness industry that overcame challenges and turned their ideas into a commercial reality.
Due to the resounding praise the book received, FIAL will publish a second edition and is inviting companies to submit their expression of interest to have their innovation considered for inclusion.
On 5 October 2016, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, announced the commencement of VET Student Loans from 1 January 2017.
The Minister also announced that the current VET FEE-HELP scheme will cease on 31 December 2016. These changes are subject to the passage of the VET Student Loans Bill 2016 through Parliament.
Members - 10 per cent discount on Chadderton Food Safety courses
William Angliss Institute and Chadderton Food Safety offer a suite of high quality, engaging and nationally accredited training programs in Food Safety and Quality Management skills for the Food Manufacturing Industry. AIFST members receive a 10 per cent discount on certain courses when booking and paying online.
- HACCP Refresher
- HACCP Awareness
- Allergen Management and Using VITAL
- Principles of HACCP
- Internal Food Safety Auditor
- Allergen Management in Food Handling
ABEX is offering AIFST members access to the following Government-funded training courses:
- Certificate III Food Processing – conducted on-site for two hours per month over 12-14 months. Suitable for production staff.
- Certificate IV in Food Processing, Leadership and Management, or Competitive Systems and Practices. Suitable for managers.
This training is fully funded by the State and Federal Government, therefore there is no cost to the client.
In some cases, new workers may receive $4,000 making the program cash positive. More funding is available for the Dairy industry (up to $9,000 for new workers).
ABEX is also offering a 20 per cent discount on any fee-for-service training.
Contact: Serge Ciciulla - ABEX Training Group. Phone: 03 9510 3800. Email: [email protected]