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 understand the value of our registered assessors and are making specific strides to enhance the overall system, with an eye on a brighter, more future-focused vision.

Please find a LINK detailing our initiative for a 12-month free re-registration for all our assessors. This re-registration is set to commence on the 1st of September and will extend for a full year. This will be our ongoing renewal date for assessors.  (Please return the form by the 1st of October).

Click for Link to Re register and EOI for MEAS Forum. 

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’.

Future focused research

Building tomorrow’s manufacturing workforce

We are excited to announce the recipients of the gift cards for participating in the “Building Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Workforce” survey. Your active engagement and valuable insights have made a significant impact on the future of manufacturing, and we extend our heartfelt appreciation to each one of you.

Five individuals were randomly selected to receive a $100 gift card as a token of our gratitude.

These recipients were chosen through a random selection process, ensuring fairness and impartiality in our gift card distribution.


To the lucky recipients, please expect an email from us shortly, requesting your mailing address to ensure the prompt delivery of your gift cards.


Once again, we want to express our sincere thanks to everyone who participated in our survey. Your valuable input is instrumental in propelling the manufacturing industry forward, and we eagerly anticipate sharing the survey’s results with you in the near future.


Should you have any questions or require further information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.


Congratulations to the randomly selected gift card recipients, and a heartfelt thank you to all participants for your continued support and engagement.

If you have any questions or concerns about this study, please write to us at: