This Week in the Market edition 173 – 3 April 2018

Edition 173: Children in the Market registration reminder
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In today’s Market news, a reminder Children in the Market registrations, don’t forget to attend a drug and alcohol awareness training program for your business and enrolments are open for the Greengrocery Training Program.

Market News

Last chance to register your children to visit the Market

Registrations are still open for children to visit the Market during the Term One school holidays on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 and Wednesday, 11 April 2018.

Download the registration form here and return it to the MMA as soon as possible to secure your child’s visit.

The details:

· All children entering the Market must be pre-registered and approved by the MMA.

· Children under 15 years old are not permitted in the Market except for the nominated days as advised by the MMA.

· Numbers are limited to the first 100 registered children.

· Registrations will close on Monday, 9 April.

· Employees must have signed approval from their business nominee prior to submitting their form to the MMA.

Please note, any unregistered children found on site will need to be immediately removed by the responsible adult. A breach of the conditions or Market Operating Rules will incur penalties for the Access Card holder and their employer. Contact the MMA on 9258 6100 for more information.

Drug and alcohol awareness training for managers

The MMA will hold a drug and alcohol awareness training session for business principals and managers on Thursday 19 April.

The session will cover the following:

  • Risks for your business and how to manage them
  • The impact of drugs and alcohol in the workplace
  • How to identify whether employees are affected by drugs and alcohol at work
  • How to approach and respond to employees affected by drugs and alcohol

The session will be led by Martin de Graaf, Manager, Health and Community, Melbourne Polytechnic.

Martin has worked for many years in education and the community services sector and has a great deal of experience as an alcohol and other drug counsellor and educator.

Date: Thursday 19 April 2018
Time: 8:30am to 9:30am
Location: MMA Conference Centre, Ground Floor, MMA Administration Building
RSVP: Confirm your attendance at by Wednesday 18 April

For more information contact the MMA on 9258 6100.

Greengrocery Training Program enrolments

Melbourne Polytechnic is now taking enrolments for the Greengrocery Training Program.

The program consists of two training courses:

  • Certificate 2 in Greengrocery
  • Certificate 3 in Greengrocery

Both courses have been developed specifically for those wishing to have a career within the Greengrocery industry.

Melbourne Polytechnic representatives will have pop up stands at the Melbourne Market on the following dates from 5am to 7.30am:

  • Wednesday 4 April (tomorrow)
  • Tuesday 10 April
  • Wednesday 11 April
  • Wednesday 18 April

Come along and meet with them to discuss your training options and enrol in one of the two courses.

Industry News

Chestnut recipe brochures are now available.

Collect your FREE chestnut recipe brochures for your store from outside the Customer Service Centre.

Be sure to follow Chestnuts Australia on Instagram or head to the website for all the lastest campaign information.

Key Dates

Children in the Market

  • 10 April
  • 11 April

Drug and alcohol awareness training

  • 19 April

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