This Week in the Market edition 156 – 7 November 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, Greengrocery training program, LED lighting update, nominations open for the Northern Business Awards and an office space for rent.

Market News

Greengrocery training program

You may have seen the new billboards in the Market promoting the upcoming enrolments for the Greengrocery training program.

Two courses have now been finalised and accredited – a Certificate II and Certificate III in Greengrocery – which have been developed specifically for those wishing to have a career within the greengrocery industry.

The landmark program is the first of its kind in Australia and internationally and was developed in consultation between Melbourne Polytechnic, a steering committee comprising the MMA and some of Melbourne’s best greengrocers.

Enrolments are expected to open early next year.

Contact Melbourne Polytechnic Service Delivery Manager Fotina Babalis on 03 9269 1152 or for more information.

LED lighting update

The LED lighting upgrade is still underway in the Buyers’ Walk with the final stages of the top mezzanine replacement almost complete.

The scissor lifts will be in operation again from 10am when work commences underneath the mezzanine later this week onwards.

Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause however the new lighting will be worth it!

Office space for rent

Do you need an office at the Melbourne Market or need some extra space to conduct business?

The Melbourne Market Administration Building has been revamped and only one office remains available for rent on the ground floor.

It’s in a prime location at the entry to the Administration Building.

Size:                    76m2
Inclusions:         Meeting room or managers office

To arrange an inspection or for more details call MMA Commercial & Business Manager Matt Elliott on 9258 6100.

Safety in the Market

Emergency procedures

If you witness an emergency situation that requires police, fire or ambulance, you must call 000 and then advise a Market Relations Officer (MRO).

Listen carefully for emergency messages and respond accordingly.

The evacuation tone (WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP) is used to evacuate the building.

Make yourself familiar with the location of emergency exits, assembly areas and emergency equipment – maps outlining this information are available across the site.

Industry News

On-site forklift refresher training

On-site forklift refresher training will assist safety conscious organisations to keep their workers’ skills up to date and current.

Training will provide workers with information about current WorkSafe regulations and standard operating procedures as well as site safety and safe driving principles.

Training will be delivered at the Melbourne Market in 3-hour blocks over a 2-day period for a total of 6 hours.

Training Dates:

  • 22 November 2017
  • 23 November 2017

Time:                           8.00am to 11.00am
Cost:                            $125.00 (includes GST) 

At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of participation.

For further information please call Melbourne Polytechnic on 03 9269 8615 or email

Nominations open for the Northern Business Awards

The City of Whittlesea is looking to nominate two local, outstanding businesses and a Young Business Achiever for the 2018 Northern Business Achievement Awards (NBAA) to be held in March.Business Nominee
Nominations are open to all businesses that are based in the City of Whittlesea who have made a contribution to the economy, the community and the development of employment skills for the next generation.

Young Business Achiever
The young business achiever must be an employee of a company for at least 12 months, 25 years or younger, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in their particular field, has an outstanding attitude and clear career aspirations.

If you believe your business is leading edge then complete and submit the nomination form.

For a copy of the nomination form, contact our Economic Development team on 9217 2278 or email

For more details visit the NBAA website.

Key Dates

Forklift refresher training

  • 22 November 2017
  • 23 November 2017

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