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Australian Industry Group endorses criteria for manufacturing occupations

The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) has endorsed the VETASSESS skills assessment criteria for the occupations of Manufacturer and Production Manager (Manufacturing). 

Ai Group reviewed the VETASSESS assessment criteria for the two occupations and confirmed the criteria are in line with industry practice and reflect expectations for the roles. 

 Australian Industry Group endorses criteria for manufacturing occupations

The national employer association also clarified aspects of the employment context for the occupations, such as the definition of manufacturing, the size of operations and the types of manufacturing considered acceptable for the two occupations.

Ai Group Chief Executive Innes Willox said: 

“VETASSESS performs valuable work in ensuring potential migrants have skills that are needed in the Australian workforce.

“We support that work and are pleased to help VETASSESS keep its assessment criteria current and reflective of industry requirements.

“We look forward to continuing to work with VETASSESS to provide advice on emerging industry trends, technologies, and market needs.”

VETASSESS Executive Director Rob Thomason said the endorsement means skilled manufacturing workers who are planning to migrate to Australia will be assessed against relevant criteria, which will help them find employment when they arrive.

“Manufacturing business employers can also be assured that job applicants will have the skills and experience required,” he said.

“The Ai Group has brought to the review an understanding of the skills needed in Australian manufacturing workplaces.”

VETASSESS has new information sheets for the occupations of:

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About AiGroup

The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is a peak national employer organisation representing traditional, innovative and emerging industry sectors. Ai Group and partner organisations represent the interests of more than 60,000 businesses employing more than 1 million staff, with members operating across a wide cross-section of the Australian economy and linked to the broader economy through national and international supply chains.


For more than 25 years VETASSESS has provided tailored, independent assessment services to governments, education sectors and industries globally.
We have pioneered assessment services to recognise and verify individuals’ qualifications, skills and experience for migration purposes against the requirements of 360 professional and 27 trade occupations.

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