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About Us

Composites Australia exists to increase awareness of the capabilities of the Australian composites industry and the adoption of composites technologies by Australian manufacturers, engineers and designers.

A member-based organisation, we connect and support the development of the industry and facilitate collaboration with researchers.

Composites Australia provides a forum for the industry to exchange information and promote the development of new markets for composite products. We work to

  • Responsibly maintain the market for and promote the increased use of composites products
  • Represent members’ interests to federal, state and local governments and regulatory authorities, insurance companies, consumer organisations and the media to ensure fair and equitable treatment of composites products
  • Develop a high standard of commercial ethics amongst members
  • Actively promote development of the skills-base of the industry
  • Liaise with other relevant industry groups and institutes, both within Australia and overseas.

Professional development program

Our professional development program of technology workshops, seminars and forums draws on national and international expertise to
  • advance the capabilities of  the composites industry
  • support the evaluation and adoption of new technologies and processes
  • support  the application of composites in design and engineering specifications.

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Advocacy

Funding win for apprenticeship
To address the skills and labour shortages that have dogged the composites industry for many years, Composites Australia, along with Manufacturing Skills Australia, developed a trade qualification for the composites industry. Skills Victoria has deemed the qualification a fully subsidised ($12.50 per hour) apprenticeship. The course is delivered by Kangan Institute.

Victorian government supports Carbon Fibre Collaborative Network
With funding from the Victorian Government, Composites Australia has formed a collaborative network to facilitate strategic partnerships to improve the commercialisation and adoption of advanced materials, particularly carbon fibre technology, by Victorian manufacturers. More …

Annual conference

The annual conference of Composites Australia and the CRC-ACS has grown to become the largest composites conference in Australasia attracting leading practitioners and researchers from around the globe.

Read the report on the 2013 conference.
2014 Australasian Composites Conference: Materials for a lighter, smarter future