Manufacturing Industry Reports

In this section, you will find reports from various state, national and international sources which deal with aspects of the RITC industries and also the VET system more generally.  These reports are drawn from a wide range of sources including industry,  other industry associations, consulting firms, Government agencies (including commissioned research) and also international peak bodies.

The size of our future prosperity will be determined partly by our ability to innovate and harness new technologies. This will require a skilled workforce whose skills can match, or are better than, our global competitors. So, what are the skills needed for a more interconnected, global world? The ‘No Frills’ 2018 discussion paper explores this que...

June 1, 2015

Australia's Future Workforce

For most of human history, not much happened from an economic perspective. The level of financial wealth and material wellbeing of society was broadly static, with economic progress so incremental that it was virtually unnoticeable.

The wealth that a person was born into was the same as what they would pass on...

July 1, 2014

This roadmap is the result of extensive independent consultation and analysis, which led to two significant CSIRO reports. The first, Elements in Everything, examines the Australian chemicals and plastics industry’s current profile and future trends.

Strategic Directions

Chemicals and plastics play a vital role in society and are used to produce nearly everything we consume. The Australian chemicals and plastics industry is a critical part of most domestic supply chains and feeds essential products into almost every sector of the Australian economy including manufacturing, construction, mining,...

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Workforce Priorities


Find out more information about the skilling priorities of the manufacturing sector in Western Australia.

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Here you will find links to a range of career resources which contain information on RITC industries and also apprenticeships and traineeships.

SSO Skills Forecast

Manufacturing - The Manufactured Mineral Products Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work, links the sector trends, workforce skill priorities and training plan to effectively meet the future skill needs 

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