Manufacturing Skills Australia is pleased to announce support payments designed to assist and support workers within the Manufacturing industries.

If you are working at any level in manufacturing and you are passionate about innovation, we want to help you achieve your goals! We are encouraging and supporting people that work or study in sectors and occupations within manufacturing industries, including:

  • metal, engineering, and boating
  • aerospace
  • process manufacturing, including chemicals, hydrocarbons, mineral products, plastics, and rubber.
  • laboratory operations
  • recreational vehicles
  • textiles, clothing, and footwear
  • furnishing (including cabinet, joinery and furniture making)
  • competitive systems and practices (Lean)
  • environmental monitoring and sustainable operations.

Applicants can apply for between $1,000 and $10,000 to develop their skills and knowledge through research, education and/or training.

Applications for 2023 are open from 1st of May and will close on 1st of July 2023.

Applications are welcomed from all individuals employed or seeking employment in the Australian Manufacturing industry seeking support for individual skilling and development that is not supported by any other funding opportunity.

Please refer below for further information. If you have any further questions please read the FAQs or contact MSA

Applying is Simple! 

If you are working or studying in manufacturing and you are passionate about innovation or developing your career through increasing your own skills and knowledge, we want to help you achieve your goals! Share Your Proposal (and enthusiasm!) in a short 60 second video, along with a brief paragraph explaining; your background and your goals for your own career development. Help us understand what this opportunity would mean for you, your career, and your industry. The most inspiring proposals get invited to the second (and final) round. 

See below for details about the application criteria. Please note, your video should be made available to download for Selection Committee review (See FAQ’s). 

Here is an example of a video application.

To apply, your video and brief paragraph, along with your contact details, should be sent to [email protected]