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Category Archives: Skills

Composite Australia’s 2018 Program

Composites Australia has released the 2018 Program, a schedule of national events advancing the Australian composites sector.  The program  profiles the capabilities of Australian-made composite products and processes promotes knowledge sharing and business development opportunities for the Australian composites industry  delivers technical workshops and seminars for the uptake of composites technologies by Australian manufacturers, engineers, architects…

Advanced materials key to manufacturing growth

Composites Australia submissions to state and federal future manufacturing plans advocate for government investment and support to unlock the potential of our sector to grow, generate new jobs and contribute to local economic growth.  The Victorian Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Council invited Composites Australia to contribute to the review of Victorian manufacturing. At a meeting with Council Chair…

2017 training and events calendar

Composites Australia has released the association’s 2017 calendar of technology workshops and business and professional development events for 2017. The calendar can be downloaded here (.pdf) or visit Upcoming Events on this website for the most up-to-date details and registration. 

First graduates of composites engineers apprenticeship

Seven Boeing Aerostructures Australia employees are the first in Australia to successfully complete the engineering – composites trade apprenticeship. The certificate presentation ceremony at Boeing’s Port Melbourne facility in August marked an important milestone for all in attendance. The nationally accredited apprenticeship training program was initiated by Composites Australia and realised through the support of…

Opportunities for Australia’s composite sector in Malaysia

The Australian composites sector trade mission to Malaysia has been encouraging, from the hospitality of our Malay hosts to the openness of the communication. The delegation of 10 composite professionals representing the Australian composites supply chain had a busy schedule of meetings with key decision-makers in targeted industry sectors plus facility tours with DK Composites…

Ideas exchange at closed moulding technology clinic

Some 40 industry members, representing more than 30 organisations, attended the August 2013 technology clinic for composite practitioners wanting to explore closed moulding technologies. The event, hosted by Ken Freeman, Managing Director of Tricomposites, at the company’s Laverton North (Victoria) plant, explored efficiencies; choices in equipment and material inputs; and, considerations on complexity of part shapes…

Funded apprencticeship launched

[For the most current listing of apprenticeship training providers for the composites industry refer to the Training page on this website at this link …] To celebrate the new composites apprenticeship – Certificate III in Engineering (Composites Trade) – Kangan Institute hosted an information evening for the who’s who of the Victorian composites industry. Composite practitioners…