April 6, 2022

With strong support from employers, associations, unions, education and training providers, as well as other stakeholders and government departments, IBSA has submitted its application proposing the formation of the Manufacturing Industry Skills Alliance (Manufacturing Alliance) to become the Manufacturing, Print and Textiles Industry Cluster.

The new Industry Cluster model is designed to support a strong national training system that equips individual Australians and the Australian workforce with the skills needed for current, emerging and future jobs, opportunities and challenges.

The establishment of the Manufacturing Alliance will build on IBSA’s experience and expertise, delivering deeper engagement and collaboration between employers, industry associations, unions and training organisations, in order to broaden and strengthen industry’s vital role at the centre of workforce and skills development.

We are looking forward to bringing the Manufacturing alliance to life and realising the opportunities that the Industry Cluster model will provide to boost the Manufacturing, Print and Textiles sectors.

Engaging with stakeholders and gathering insights will be central to the Cluster’s ability to address the challenges in the current system, including:

  • industry having a stronger voice
  • speed to market and relevance of qualifications to workforce planning; and
  • easily accessible vocational training in regional, rural and urban locations

Once the outcome of the grant is announced by the Commonwealth Government, we will be able to provide more details. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your interest to be involved here.

Find out more information here

About IBSA Group

IBSA has been involved in skills development and standards in the VET sector for 14 years, including supporting the manufacturing sector. It has the experience and capability, coupled with deep and broad manufacturing networks to deliver a powerful alliance that benefits industry and its workers.