The Manufacturing and Engineering Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing, has reviewed three areas of the MEM Manufacturing and Engineering Training Package: welding skills; technical skills; and trainer, supervisor and coordinator skills.

Refer to the Case for Change for more information on the training package components modified, and the research undertaken to support this project.


Current Status

The project was run as three streams: 


The Manufacturing and Engineering Welding Project is awaiting ministerial endorsement

This project was approved by the AISC at their October meeting and reiceived ministerial endorsement. The training package components are now available on the National VET Register.

Please refer to the links below to review the following:

Note: The approved components by the AISC originally titled MEM Release 4.0 Welding project have been combined with MEM Release 3.0 Transition Project to reduce the number of releases in the MEM Training Package.


Technician (Part 1)

The MEM Release 4.0 Technician project has been approved by the AISC at their November meeting. Please refer to the links below to review the following:


Technician (Part 2)

The MEM Release 4.0 Technicians part two of the project includes 120 units which are being updated to ensure consistency across the MEM training package.


Trainer/Supervisor/Coordinator Skills

The remaining stream, Trainer/Supervisor/Coordinator Skills, has been flagged as a priority project for new work to commence early 2023.


For more information please visit:


This project covers three key skill areas important to the manufacturing and engineering industries. The relevant training package components are being reviewed based on:

  • key government initiatives
  • shifting technology trends
  • changing work and career values.
  • 4 qualifications
  • 234 existing units of competency
  • 4 or 5 new qualifications.

*Further components may be affected by unit code and title changes.

Training package development projects are overseen by the relevant Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and supported by a project Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). They guide the project and provide industry expertise for developing the components. All projects are then referred to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for approval.