Licensing

Meat Inspector Registration

Under the Meat Industry Act 1993, PrimeSafe may approve a person to be an approved inspection service provider.

PrimeSafe ensures that registered meat inspectors are competent and deliver the standard of inspection service required under relevant Australian standards and PrimeSafe requirements.

What qualifications and work experience do I need?

Consistent with national requirements, the minimum qualification for registration as a meat inspector is Certificate III in Meat Processing (Meat Safety) or equivalent.

If it has been two or more years since you completed the Certificate III in Meat Processing (Meat Safety) course or since you have worked as a meat inspector, you will need to do the 'Oversee plant compliance with the Australian Standards for meat processing' training unit. This unit is part of the Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Meat Safety) course.

Note: If two or more years has passed since you completed the 'Oversee plant compliance with the Australian Standards for meat processing' training unit, you will have to repeat it before you apply to be a meat inspector. 

Meat Inspector registration information