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FDF03 Food Processing Training Package Review Update: Retail Baking

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

AgriFood Skills logoAgriFood Skills Australia has released an amended version of the recent validation draft qualifications in Retail Baking.

From AgriFood Skills:

AgriFood Skills Australia has decided to release an amended version of the recent validation draft qualifications in Retail Baking. This version known as the amended final draft contains two new units and modified qualification packaging especially for the Certificate II in Retail Baking. Please click on these links to access the documents. Comments are due by 4 December 2009.

Click here for more information on the AgriFood Skills website.


Related Coverage:

Industry Feedback for Validation Draft New Food Processing Training Package – Urgent – deadline: 25 Sept.

Government and industry to combat skills shortages

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Australian GovernmentThe Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, and Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard, announced on Friday 20th November of the government’s support  for Australian Apprenticeships.

From the media release:

The Deputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, today hosted a national Keep Australian Apprentices Working Roundtable to address continuing trade skill shortages across Australia.

Ms Gillard, Minister for Employment Participation Mark Arbib and Parliamentary Secretary for Employment Jason Clare highlighted the need for continuing employer support for apprentices as Australia begins to emerge from the global recession.

Representatives at the Roundtable included the Australian Council of Trade Unions, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Australian Industry Group, Group Training Australia and most of the 11 Industry Skills Councils.

The Roundtable agreed to promote and support the Government’s Apprentice Kickstart initiative which more than triples the first year incentive paid to employers who take on an eligible apprentice this summer.

The increased bonus will be available between 1 December 2009 and 28 February 2010, or until 21 000 apprentices commence in skill shortage trades.

Apprenticeships applicable for the bonus scheme include Butcher and Baker apprenticeships.

Click here to view the full Media Release on the Department for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations website

Click here for more information on apprenticeships on the Australian Apprenticeships website

Draft Sample Trainining Programs Review

Friday, November 6th, 2009

As part of the Food Maintenance Training project Casey van Berkel has produced Draft Training Programs for “engineering maintenance” Apprentice for review.

Please respond to Casey via email at or via Mobile on 0421 052 269 by Monday 23rd November to provide feedback.


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