This report summarises the purpose and results from the National Kangaroo Industry Wild Game Training Initiative. Industry stakeholders (convened as part of a Queensland Government group) and the Kangaroo Industry Development Committee (KIDC) identified the need for an enhanced training program focussed on hygienic dressing of kangaroo carcasses, the development of national competencies aligned with the VET system and associated training materials which could be used in the longer term.
The training initiative arose as part of a Government and industry response to the suspension of export of kangaroo meat to the Russian market. A refresher training program in hygienic field dressing was developed and delivered to existing licensed harvesters. Two additional training resources were developed; a competency based program and materials through the national VET system and training resources, which could be used ‘on the job’.