Future-proofing Queensland Manufacturing
Manufacturing Skills Queensland (MSQ) is building a sustainably skilled workforce for a future-proofed manufacturing industry.
We’re here to connect and support you and the wider industry with the skills, opportunities, and information to build a thriving sector.
Established and funded under the Queensland Government’s Making it in Queensland: Building a Stronger Manufacturing Sector policy, our vision is to create the skills pathways for the future of manufacturing in Queensland.
Our strategic pillars
Skilling a future-proofed manufacturing industry
Manufacturing is vital to Queensland – with the sector touching the fabric of all Queenslanders’ lives directly and indirectly, every day.
Our industry employs almost 180,000 people and contributes over $22.9 billion to the economy. Queensland’s abundant natural resources, comprehensive transport and infrastructure networks, world-class universities and training institutes make the State an attractive place to operate.
Yet, the manufacturing industry functions in a rapidly changing operational environment with skill and labour shortages, technology advancements, and workforce challenges.
MSQ’s aim with support from the Queensland Government is to ensure the industry has a diverse and sustainably skilled workforce ready to embrace new and emerging technologies and respond to economic opportunities or challenges.
We’ll be focused on attracting, retaining, and developing capability in the sector. Through industry engagement, evidence-based research and partnerships, MSQ is working to create the skills pathways for the future of manufacturing in Queensland.