This Week in the Market edition 137 – 27 June 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, an update on the Greengrocery training program, parking permit renewals due, Emergency Management training this week and it’s the last week to register your children to visit the Market.

Market News

Greengrocery training program update

The MMA announced in 2016 it was working with Melbourne Polytechnic to establish a Greengrocery training program to address a lack of formal training and qualifications in the industry, which has been a longstanding issue.

The subjects and course content required for a Certification 2 and 3 in Greengrocery has been completed and reviewed externally.

There are a couple of further steps required before enrolments are expected to open in December this year.

More information will be available in the Winter edition of Marketfresh News, due out next month.

Parking permit renewals due

Image result for reminder imageParking permit renewals have been issued and are due for payment by 30 June.

Your 2017/2018 permit sticker becomes valid after payment. Pay your invoice by the due date by visiting the Customer Service Centre, online or via BPAY.

Replace your old sticker with the latest version from 1 July and dispose of your old sticker thoughtfully.

Emergency Management training

A reminder Emergency Management training will take place this Thursday for all interested Market users.

The course will provide information on:

  • location of emergency assembly areas
  • warden structures and covering basic responsibilities
  • raising the alarm of an emergency
  • evacuating safely in the event of a fire or hazardous materials emergency
  • the type of fire equipment available


When: Thursday 29 June
Where: MMA Conference Centre, Ground Floor, MMA Administration Building
Time: 8.00am – 9.30am

For more information contact the Help Desk on 03 9258 6149.

Children in the Market

It’s the final week to register your children to visit the Market next Tuesday, 4 July and Wednesday, 5 July.

Please note registrations close next Monday 3 July.

Download the registration form here and read the accompanying information carefully, ensuring your business nominee has signed it before returning it to the MMA as soon as possible.

Contact the MMA on 9258 6100 for more information.

Have you visited Orino’s lately?

Purchase these winter warmers from Orino’s and save!

Lamb souvlaki and a small can of coke – $15
Coffee and cake – $6

*Valid until 4 July 2017

Store 105
Phone: 8405 3459
Hours: 11:00pm – 12:00 noon

Industry News

North Jobs Fair expressions of interest

The City of Whittlesea is hosting the Melbourne’s North Jobs Fair on Thursday 3 August and is looking for businesses to be involved as stall holders to promote any employment opportunities which may be available.

It’s a great opportunity for your business to have exposure to the wider community as well as filling immediate vacancies and identifying future employees.


Date: Thursday 3 August
Time: 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Uni Hill Conference Centre, Bundoora

Click here to find out more information.

To download an expression of interest form, click here.

Key Dates

Emergency Management training

  • Thursday 29 June 2017

Children in the Market

  • Tuesday 4 July 2017
  • Wednesday 5 July 2017

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI