A message from the Manufacturing Industry Skills Advisory Council SA Inc
The Manufacturing Industry Skills Advisory Council Inc (MISAC) was established by key industry organisations to represent the workforce development interests of South Australia’s Manufacturing Industry.
MISAC represents the broad interests of our Manufacturing industry sectors workforce development needs, through a 12 member Board and four Industry Standing Committees, namely:
- Light Manufacturing
- Metal, Engineering and Aerospace
- Process Manufacturing
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The Automotive Industry consists of the Automotive Retail, Service and Repair sector as well as Automotive Manufacturing sector. The Automotive industry in South Australia currently employs over 2300 apprentices and trainees.
The Australian passenger motor vehicle industry consists of three car manufacturers and over 200 component, tooling, design and engineering firms. The industry is largely based in Victoria and South Australia.
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The light manufacturing industries cover activities in three broad groups.
The first group covers the textile, clothing and footwear sectors of clothing production, footwear production, footwear repair, textile production, textile fabrication including sails and canvas making, hide, skin and leather processing, cotton ginning, early stage wool processing, headwear and millinery, and leather goods production.
The second group covers the furnishing sectors of cabinet making, wood machining, furniture polishing, upholstery, picture framing, bed and mattress making, floor covering and finishing, soft furnishing, blinds and awnings, musical instruments (tuning and repair), and glass and glazing.
The third group incorporates forestry and pulp and paper sectors.
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Metal, Engineering and Aeroskills
This industry employs in excess of three quarters of a million employees who conceive, design, manufacture, assemble, install, service and repair, package and sell manufactured and engineered products.
Manufacturing and Engineering
Manufactured goods make up more than 50% of our exports. Around 70% of the companies in the manufacturing and engineering sector are either direct exporters or suppliers to an export company.
Aeroskills enterprises employ around 22,000 people and directly contribute about $2 billion dollars to Australia’s annual GDP (estimated). The industry uses significant high-technology applications and increasingly focuses on integration with global markets.
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Process Manufacturing is a major industry sector within manufacturing, adding considerably to the Australian economy.
The process manufacturing industries employ about 160,000 Australians, which can be divided into the following industry groupings:
- Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Oil refining
- Rubber and Plastic Product Manufacturing and Cable-making
- Laboratory Operations (sample testing)
- Manufactured Mineral Products (cement, ceramics, paving, bricks)
These industries contribute disproportionately to gross domestic product. Industry value added per employee in process manufacturing is well above the all-manufacturing and the all-industry figures.
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Want to know more about careers in the Manufacturing Industry in SA?
Visit our home page for further information: http://www.misac.com.au/