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 on a series of events for assessors. Renewals will be done on the 1st of October 2024. Fees will commence on this date. They have yet to be confirmed by management. 

All assessors will be required to upgrade their assessor units for re-registration. See the assessor handbook link below.

To apply to be an assessor, look HERE 

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

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’.