Industry Development Fund

The MSA Industry Development Fund provides financial support to help individuals to further their skills and knowledge through training, education and/or research within Australia’s critically important Manufacturing industries. Applications are welcomed from all individuals employed or seeking employment in the Australian Manufacturing industry.

Click here for further information.

Advanced Repair and Maintenance Welding Upskilling Program

The New South Wales Department of Education, in collaboration with Manufacturing Skills Australia NSW ITAB, Welding Quality Management Systems (WQMS), and TAFE NSW, is thrilled to launch an exclusive pilot program aimed at upskilling welders for advanced weld repair and maintenance applications, within the mining sector.

Click here for further information.

MEAS Assessor network

As we continuously strive to ensure the Manufacturing and Engineering Assessment System (MEAS) remains at the forefront of industry best practices, we’ve undertaken a critical review and improvement of our databases. We have now completed this work and are working towards an event for assessors in the first quarter of 2024. 

If you are seeking the MEM Competency Standards Implementation Guide, you will find it HERE

Reclassification Assessments

For organisations seeking assistance with reclassification, MSA recommends that you contact one of the organisations that deliver MEAS training to train your staff or have them provide recommendations.

Please contact:

Australian Industry Group


   David Tiller 


Classification Services


Manufacturing Industry Skills Training and Apprenticeship Services (MISTAS)   Paul BaxterMISTAS

Notice of Website Retirement

We would like to inform you that the MSA will be retiring the following websites in 2024:

  1. MSkills Manager
  2. MySkills
  3. Skills 4 Jobs

This decision has been taken in an effort to reduce the risk of data breaches. The platforms on which these websites are built are no longer receiving support, making it imperative for us to prioritise the security and integrity of the data entrusted to us.

For any further inquiries or concerns regarding this matter, please reach out to us at

We appreciate your understanding and support during this transition.

Jobs and Skills Council

The Federal Minister for Skills and Training, Brendan O’Connor MP, recently announced that Manufacturing Industry Skills Alliance and Skills Insight have been selected to establish the new Jobs and Skills Councils (JSCs) to support manufacturing skills across Australia.

Click here to visit the Manufacturing Industry Skills Alliance website.

Click here to visit the Skills Insight website.

Training Package Resources

MSA Training Package resources can now be obtained freely on the VETNet website. This includes teaching and learning resources, assessment resources, helpful websites for foundation skills and manufacturing.

Note: Search under the category ‘Manufacturing’ and document type ‘Training Resources’.