A new report from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) shows a 16 per cent rise in apprentices and trainees in NSW this year against a national increase of 2.8 per cent. The NCVER report on government-funded students and courses showed there are 74,300 apprentices and trainees doing off-the-job training in NSW, which … Continue reading Growth in apprenticeships and traineeships in NSW
Former vice-chancellor of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), emeritus professor Peter Coaldrake, has been appointed as chair of Jobs Queensland, the state’s workforce and skills advisory board. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the appointment of professor Coaldrake on Saturday, saying he brought a wealth of knowledge to the position, including an interest in the changing nature … Continue reading Former QUT vice-chancellor appointed chair of Jobs Queensland
Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding College officially opened this week, and will provide a coordinated approach to workforce development and training across the industry. Located at Obsborne in South Australia, the College is being managed on behalf of the Australian Government by the Naval Shipbuilding Institute (NSI) Australia – a joint venture between Kellogg Brown and Root … Continue reading Australian Naval Shipbuilding College officially opens
Ai Group will lead the rollout of the Industry 4.0 Higher Apprenticeships in South Australia, as one of the first recipients of the grants available under the Skilling Australians Fund and the Skilling South Australia Initiative. The apprenticeships program, developed by Ai Group with Siemens and Swinburne University of Technology, will blend vocational and higher … Continue reading Ai Group gets funding for Industry 4.0 apprenticeship program
The Facility for Intelligent Fabrication (FIF) that provides expertise, technology, equipment and training in automating steel fabrication to help manufacturing businesses adapt and compete was launched at the University of Wollongong (UOW) on 9 March by Gareth Ward MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Education and the Illawarra and South Coast, on behalf of the Hon John … Continue reading UOW, TAFE NSW and WTIA launch Facility for Intelligent Fabrication
This quarter will be positive for the manufacturing and operations market, according to Hays’ quarterly report for July-September 2017. Despite the continuing demise of the automotive sector, SMEs are embracing diversification, according to Hays. However, in the food industry, technological investment and regulation and governance continues to create vacancy activity and particular skill shortages, particularly … Continue reading Skills in demand: Manufacturing and operations
Recruiting expert Hays has released its latest quarterly report on employment trends in Australian industries. According to the report, Australia’s manufacturing market was active last quarter, with employers steadily recruiting. This is expected to remain the case this quarter. While many manufacturers continue to move offshore, others are investing in new factories or installing additional … Continue reading The manufacturing skills in demand this quarter
John Pollaers, the chairman of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), has welcomed federal investment into “key infrastructure projects” including Australia’s $90 billion shipbuilding programme. Professor Pollaers has said the naval shipbuilding industry, the 20-year Barangaroo project in Sydney and the future Western Sydney Airport are all examples of large infrastructure projects that depend … Continue reading AISC welcomes federal funds for shipbuilding
There are still plenty of well-run and dynamic businesses in this country. Manufacturers facing an uncertain future have a lot learn from the experienced outfits. Innes Willox writes.
The automotive industry’s days are numbered, but there’s hope that some of the jobs and skills it contains can be saved through Australia increasing its role in global aerospace supply chains.
Lonsdale’s Redarc Electronics, a maker of power solutions for vehicles, has found success through ambitious goals and a constant re-investment of revenues in its people and facilities. Owner and CEO Anthony Kittel told Brent Balinski about what it takes to be a successful Australian electronics company.
Government needs to address manufacturing’s labour challenges through supporting skills develop and collaboration rather than pushing for a bottom line on rights and conditions, says AMWU.
A group of talented international students are reaping the benefits of studying at SkillsTech Australia after recently graduating from the Salisbury Training Centre with Engineering qualifications.
While Queensland is riding the resources boom, the manufacturing industry remains a key component of the state’s GDP, as delegates at a recent QMI Solutions conference discussed.
A recent survey by Ernst and Young revealed that a lack of skilled talent is the second biggest risk for the metal manufacturing and mining industries both this year and next.
The manufacturing sector is vital to the Queensland economy as it underpins the resources boom and major infrastructure program supporting the growth of the mining and gas sectors.
Australia’s peak manufacturing workers union is calling on the government to honour its plans to build the next generation of Australian Defence Force (ADF) submarines in Australia.
National Instruments Oceania has announced the participating teams for the annual National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition, a student robotics competition designed to encourage development and innovation in the field of robotics.
The government has announced a skills reform plan that it claims will ensure Australia’s national vocational education and training (VET) system is better equipped to deliver skills to workers in a “rapidly changing economy”.
Manufacturing employment rose in February 2012, proving that Australia’s manufacturing industry is continuing to fight against the pressures of the two-speed economy and the high Australian dollar.