The course is the first step in obtaining a Meat Export License. The course provides information that a Non-Packer Exporter (NPE) must comply with in order to meet the Australian Meat and Livestock (Exporting Licencing Regulations) 1998 and various meat orders. The Australian Government Department of Agriculture (Department) grants a license to NPEs who meet all requirements stated in their application once the applicant has successfully completed the training and obtained their accreditation through AUS-MEAT.
Please contact AUS-MEAT immediately to avoid any cancellation fees. Full payment is required no later than 5 days prior to the commencement of training. A 50% cancellation fee will apply on cancellations received less than 10 working days prior to commencement of training. NO refunds are given for cancellations received less than 5 working days prior to the commencement of training. Any transfers between courses will incur a $100 fee on each instance.
What your course fees cover
Your courses fees paid cover the following items:
Workbooks and assessments
Morning tea and lunch
Issue of certificate
Steps for gaining an Export License
If you are looking to obtain an Export License as a Non-Packer Exporter the follow steps will need to be completed
1. Complete the required training
Register and successfully complete the Quality Systems Accreditation for Non-Packer Exporters course
2. Apply for AUS-MEAT Accreditation
Complete the NPE Online Application form to start the process of AUS-MEAT Accreditation. This can only be done once training has been successfully completed.
3. Successfully complete an Accreditation Audit with AUS-MEAT Limited
AUS-MEAT will be in contact regarding fees and time frames for audit
Once fees are paid an audit is arranged
Upon successful completion, a Certificate of Accreditation is awarded
4. Apply for a Meat Export License through the Department of Agriculture
You will be required to apply to the Australian Government Department of Agriculture for Meat Export License
NPE’s wanting accreditation to meet the AUS-MEAT National Accreditation Standards.
Person’s applying for an export meat license as an NPE
Person’s responsibility for maintaining a quality assurance program within an NPE organisation
Any persons wanting to increase their knowledge of the Australian reds meat industry
English is not my first language! Will I have problems?
All AUS-MEAT training courses are presented in English. A sound understanding of the English language is required. All workbooks and assessments are conducted in English. If required, the use of dictionaries or tablets are acceptable. For any additional or special requirements please contact AUS-MEAT on (07) 3361 9200 to discuss what support services are available.
How will you be assessed?
During the course there will be a practical and a theory assessment. The assessments are “open book” which means that you can use reference books, your handwritten notes and the course workbook during the assessments. You must pass both assessments to receive AUS-MEAT accreditation. A pass mark of 70% in each assessment is required. You will be required to complete some revision work covered in the course. Please allow at least 1 hour each evening for this.
Participants will be directly involved in demonstration and explanation of:
Introduction to the Australian red meat industry
Licensing requirements for NPE’S
The AUS-MEAT National Accreditation Standards for NPE’s
Essential AUS-MEAT language information
How to reference publications to check beef and sheepmeat products, check on a packers QA program and check an order against a specification
Prepare a specification from a customer order
An introduction to a model quality system for Non-Packer Exporters
Assessment 1 – Product Identification
In this assessment youmust assess the following for each of the products presented:
* H.A.M number (where required)\
You will have 1 (One) minute to assess each product and there are 32 products to be completed during this assessment.
Assessment 2 - Knowledge Assessment
This Examination consists of fifty-nine (59) multiple choice questions. For each question you will have to identify the most correct answers. This is an OPEN BOOK EXAMINATION, Time allowed 2hrs
Issue of Certificates
A pass in this course is essential for persons seeking to be recognised as an ‘accredited person in a licensed Non-Packer Export’s business. For people wishing to apply for an Export License with the Department you must meet all the minimum requirements of this course and be awarded with a Certificate of Proficiency.
What are the course hours?
Monday - Please arrive by:
Course Commences at:
Tuesday - Thursday:
8:00am - 4:00pm
8:00am - 12:00pm (Roughly)
Do I Need to bring Anything?
Please wear protective footwear (no thongs/sandals/runners allowed)
We will provide protective clothing i.e. disposable coats and caps for the practical sessions
You will require warm clothing as most sessions are conducted in a chilled training room
All food – morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided for the duration of the course. Please notify the trainer on the first day if you have specific requirements so that he can notify the caterer.
There are no Pre-requisites for this course.
At the course:
Your success depends largely on your own input into the course.
This is not an attendance only course. The Department sets a standard and expects all potential NPE accredited persons to meet a minimum standard.
Please feel free to ask the trainers any questions during the course.
Reviewing the day’s material each night will help reinforce concepts introduced at the course.
The course will involve group activities and discussion. Please participate enthusiastically.