Annual Training Plan Consultation


19 February 2024 | 12.00 AEST

2 April 2024 | 12.00 AEST

The significance of Queensland’s manufacturing industry in today’s global economy cannot be overstated. Almost everything we use in our daily lives—from the clothes we wear to the devices we rely on—has been created through the transformative process of manufacturing. As the industry adapts and grows, we need to ensure our investment in training and skills keep paces, supporting manufacturers to innovate and stay competitive.

In 2024, Manufacturing Skills Queensland will release its first Annual Training Plan (ATP). The ATP will support industry to address critical skills and workforce challenges through targeted investment and training programs. To ensure that we develop an ATP that will deliver the biggest impact, we want to hear from leaders, professionals, and experts in industry—your input is vital and will help us focus our efforts.

Manufacturing Skills Queensland has published a discussion paper to guide the consultation. 

PDF 1.16MB

Manufacturing Skills Queensland welcomes input from all stakeholders involved or impacted by training, skills and workforce development – particularly from employers in the industry. There are a number of ways you can have your say.

Register to attend one of our face-to-face events. Forums will be two (2) hours in duration and are designed for small groups of 20 to 25 people. Places are limited.


27 February 2024 | 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Gold Coast

28 February 2024 | 10.00 am – 12.00 pm


29 February 2024 | 10.00 am – 12.00 pm


5 March 2024 | 10.00 am – 12.00 pm


6 March 2024 | 10.00 am – 12.00 pm


7 March 2024 | 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm


14 March 2024 | 10.00 am – 12.00 pm


15 March 2024 | 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Wide Bay (Maryborough)

18 March 2024 | 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore)

19 March 2024 | 10.30 am – 12.30 pm


22 March 2024 | 7.30 am – 9.30 am

Register to attend one of our virtual events. Forums will be two (2) hours in duration and are designed for small groups of up to 50 people. Places are limited.

Online #1 – industry (afternoon session)

12 March 2024 | 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Online #2 – industry (morning session)

20 March 2024 | 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Online #3 – Training organisations

21 March 2024 | 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

You can submit responses to the discussion paper questions via online survey. You can submit responses to as many or as few of the questions in the paper as you wish.

Discussion paper survey


Submissions have now closed, thank you to everyone who made a submission to guide the development of our Annual Training Plan.

Annual Training Plan consultation paper

PDF 1.16MB

Your personal information is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). Personal information is information or an opinion about an identifiable individual. Personal information includes an individual’s name and contact details.

Collecting your information

Manufacturing Skills Queensland will collect your information when you attend a forum in person or online, complete the survey or make a submission to the discussion paper.

Manufacturing Skills Queensland is using an online survey tool to facilitate the discussion paper.

Information collected by Manufacturing Skills Queensland through this process will be dealt with in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Purpose of collecting your information

Your name may be used to attribute ownership of your comments or submission unless indicated that you wish to remain anonymous, use a pseudonym, or make a confidential submission. Please note that, if you choose to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym, Manufacturing Skills Queensland may place less weight on your submission.

Your email address and contact number may be used by Manufacturing Skills Queensland to contact you regarding your comments or submission if it is incomplete or inaccessible, or to invite you to participate in a roundtable discussion.

Disclosure of your information or submission

Manufacturing Skills Queensland may disclose your information or submission in full or in part to other third parties including but not limited to:

  • Queensland Government or the Australian Government agencies with an interest in manufacturing, skills, training, and workforce development
  • Jobs and Skills Councils funded by the Australian Government, including but not limited to the Manufacturing Skills Industry Alliance and Skills Insight
  • Contractors engaged by Manufacturing Skills Queensland to deliver services on our behalf

The Manufacturing Skills Queensland Privacy Policy contains more information about the way in which we manage your personal information, including information about how you may access your personal information held by Manufacturing Skills Queensland.

P: 1800 MSQ 000 (1800 677 000)
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