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Register for one of our easy to access webinars, hosted by global experts in dairy.

Webinars for upskilling the dairy manufacturing workforce

The Manufacturing Workforce Webinar Program offers Australian dairy manufacturers access to the knowledge of world dairy experts. Over the past eight years more than 200 webinars have been delivered to upskill Australian dairy manufacturers. The presentations have become a valuable training resource for participants.

Upskilling of the Australian dairy manufacturing workforce is essential to ensure the industry remains competitive, sustainable and innovative. Educating the workforce can be challenging with dairy manufacturing sites located across vast rural and regional areas.

Communication technologies such as webinars offer exciting prospects for up-skilling the workforce with substantial savings in costs and time. Most importantly, staff can receive this training from global experts without stepping out of their factories. Alternatively participants can view the webinar recording after the presentation at their own convenience. Typically, webinars include a 50 minute presentation followed by 5 to10 minutes of question time.

For further information please email the webinar coordinator, Jennifer Penfold jennifer.penfold@dairyaustralia.com.au to find out more about the program, purchase a webinar season pass or register for individual webinars.  

Webinar Seminar Program, Semester 1, 2018

Topic and presenter 
Thurs June 14
2-3pm AEST
Initial lessons learned developing a luxury cheese brand
Kym Masters, Section 28 Artisan Cheeses, South Australia  
Wed June 20
2-3pm AEST
Designing your signature cheese flavours using adjuncts and technologies. 
Scott Bolch, Chr Hansen, Australia 

Webinar Seminar Program, Semester 2, 2018

Topic and presenter
Wed Aug 1, 2018
Blockchain Analysis - A New Approach for Food Safety and Traceability
Steve Flint, Massey University, NZ
Wed Aug 8, 2018
A Cheese Culture for Every Occasion
Paul Wilson, Nimbin Valley Dairy, NSW
Wed Aug 15, 2018
Product micro testing - Why test for bacteria?  
Deon Mahoney and Gabby Cook, Dairy Food Safety Victoria
Wed Aug 22,2018
Enhancing the Operation of Spray Driers Using Computational Fluid Dynamics
Meng Wai Woo, Monash University
Wed Aug 29, 2018
Probiotics in Dairy
Lisa Flower and  Dorte Eskesen, Chr. Hansen Australia and Denmark
Wed Sept 26, 2018
Sustainable Dairy Processing - Save $$ and Save the Environment
Penny Prasad, The Ecoefficiency Group, Australia
Wed Oct 3, 2018
Allergy and Intolerance to Milk - Lactose intolerance and milk protein allergy.
Hilton Deeth, Emeritus Professor, University of Queensland
Wed Oct 10, 2018
Dairy Situation and Outlook, October 2018
John Droppert, Senior Analyst, Dairy Australia 
Wed Oct 17, 2018
Recent Developments in Biobased Packaging Materials
Gordon Robertson, Packaging Consultant Australia
Wed Oct 24, 2018
Organic Vs Conventional Milk – What is the difference?
Don Otter, Centre for Dairy Research, Wisconsin
Tues Oct 30
Microbial Sampling Plans and their role in your HACCP System
Paul Thomas, Dairy Manufacturing Educator, UK
Thur Nov 8

Characterisation of the functional properties and applications for dairy and plant proteins
Kimberlee J Burrington, Centre for Dairy Research, Wisconsin
Wed Nov 14 2018
Q and A for Artisan Cheese Makers
Ivan Larcher, France
Wed Nov 21, 2018
Getting your Cheese to Market
Susan Sturman, Acadamie MonS, USA
Wed Nov 28, 2018
Developments in Uses of Acid Whey (including beer)
Sam Alcaine, Cornell University, USA

July 2018 – June 2019 Season Pass Charges

Category  12 month pass  6 month pass
Large companies (over 200 employees)   $2200  $1200
Medium companies (20-200 employees)
 $490  $260
Individuals and Small companies (1-20 employees)
 $220  $130
University students
 $150  $80

Please email Jennifer Penfold jennifer.penfold@dairyaustralia.com.au to purchase a webinar season pass.  

Purchase of a Webinar Season Pass entitles companies and individuals to the following:

  • Access to 30+ webinars per year
  • Multiple logons for company staff attending webinars (plus multiple people can participate from logon point
  • Single logon for individuals / small companies (multiple people can participate from one logon)
  • Technical support for participants
  • PDF’s of presentations
  • Opportunity to ask questions of world expert during the webinar
  • Opportunity to liaise with and ask further questions of webinar presenter for one week post webinar.
  • Access to webinar recordings for 30 days post webinar
  • Professional development opportunity for individuals and companies
  • Opportunity to suggest new topics or dairy experts relevant to business needs


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