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  • Animal Welfare Auditing


    The Australian Livestock Processing Industry

    Animal Welfare Certification System

    Auditor Training Course


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    The Australia red meat industry is strongly committed to animal welfare practices and how livestock are cared for. Together the red meat industry, has implemented a range of programs and initiatives to address animal welfare concerns. One such program titled "The Australian Livestock Processing Industry Animal Welfare CertificationSystem (AAWCS); is the processing industry's latest initiative in driving best practice animal welfare outcomes for meat processors. AAWCS is an independently audited certification program used to demonstrate compliance with the industry best practice animal welfare standards titled the 'Industry Animal Welfare Standards for Livestock Processing Establishments Preparing Meat for Human Consumption' (the Standards).


    The program is an initiative of the Australian Meat Industry Council, with support from the Australian Meat Processor Corporation, Meat & Livestock Australia and is administered by AUS-MEAT on their behalf. Auditors who can conduct AAWCS audits do not have to be employed by AUSMEAT; however they must meet set competency criteria and have been approved by AUS-MEAT which ensures there is a consistent standard of auditing of the AAWCS requirements across establishments thus protecting the integrity of the program and participants from potential inconsistencies.


    Competency Requirements


    To meet the competency requirements AUS-MEAT Limited along with MINTRAC has developed an interactive two (2) day training course designed to provide knowledge and skills for prospective regulatory, certification body or company trained auditors intending to conduct both an internal or an external third party animal welfare audit of a meat processing establishment. The course covers the major commercially farmed species in Australia and all the intended knowledge of the specific requirements of the Industry program.


    Further program details


    The training course not only provides solid professional development for existing third party or company employed auditors, it is also the first step towards becoming an AUS-MEAT Approved Animal Welfare Auditor. For more information regarding this program click here or contact the  AUS-MEAT Animal Welfare Program Manager on (07) 33619 200.


    How to book


    To register you interest to attend an upcoming course please visit the AUS-MEAT Book Training page. click here

    To book the course please fill out a Booking Form and follow the instructions on the downloadable form.  Course Booking Form


    Alternatively if you'd like to complete this training in-house at your establishment contact AUS-MEAT Training for a customised quote (07) 3361 9226 or Email:

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