The need for improved skills in the Australian meat industry
The significant overall problem relating to the performance of the Australian beef supply chain was observed to be unskilled and inexperienced staff or personnel. Based on the results of the research,suggested solutions are to provide training, knowledge and skills development for managerial and technical staff. Moreover an underlying approach should be to develop deeper and richerrelationships between industry, vocational education and training and higher education sectors. This would enable the more widespread use of group training provisions that have already proved successful in some key locations. Additional improvements would include better targeted recruitment, selecting and recruiting more highly skilled migrants and integrating training with innovation and technology diffusion.