Manufacturing Skills Australia

Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA) addresses the skills needs of over 250,000 manufacturing and other businesses employing over 1.1 million Australians. They are the national Industry Skills Council that is recognised by the Australian Government to ensure that the skills needs of enterprises are being met.

The TCFUA is represented by National Secretary Michele O’Neil on the National Industry Training Council for the manufacturing sector, which includes the TCF Industry. 

MSA are a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, owned by industry and managed by a board from across industry, including the TCFUA.  They have a range of reference and advisory groups and are constantly seeking information on industry workforce development and skills needs.

MSA receives funding from the Australian Government through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations to:

  • provide integrated industry intelligence and advice to Skills Australia, government and enterprises on  workforce development and skills needs
  • actively support the development, implementation and continuous improvement of high quality training and workforce development products and services including training packages
  • provide independent skills and training advice to enterprises, including matching identified training needs with appropriate training solutions
  • work with enterprises, employment service providers, training providers and government to allocate training places.