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

Today in Australia there is a shortage of vocational trainers to teach vocational skills and pass on their vocations to the next generation. If you currently work in the manufacturing, you can help by completing this short but important survey.

If we continue on this trajectory, Australian industry will struggle to find the skilled workers needed to resource current and emerging industries.

This is why we are doing something about it.

By completing this survey, you will be helping to find ways to build the Australian vocational teaching workforce needed to develop skilled workers for tomorrow’s industry. 

If you currently work in the manufacturing industry, please take one minute to complete this short but important survey.

Please be aware that by completing and submitting this survey, you are also consenting to participation. Your data and contribution are protected and your identity will remain anonymous.

You could win!

By completing this survey, you will also have the chance to win one of five $100 shopping gift cards. Just enter your name and phone no. when asked. Your details will not be shared or stored after the prize draw on 31/10/2023.

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

Survey closes

31 October 2023.

You can help even more by sharing this survey with a colleague using the link or the QR code below.  Link to Research Page


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