Written by Kerryn Caulfield, Executive Director for Composites Australia Inc.
The study was initiated by The Resource Industry Training Council which is a state government funded joint venture between Chamber of Minerals and Energy and the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Ltd.
Composites Australia Inc. (CA) is the peak industry body for the composites sector in Australia. For over 40 years, CA has continued to represent hundreds of composite manufacturers, practitioners, suppliers, R&D agencies and education institutions. CA manages an annual program of industry development events, including conferences, international trade delegations, seminars and workshops. It participates in government and industry-driven committees and forums to formulate policy at state and federal levels.
The association also implements government initiatives aiming to build capability and strengthen industry sectors and has conducted several industry scoping studies.
Over a period of months the consultants held interviews with selected stakeholders, conducted an online survey and analysed data and industry reviews that have gone before this one. International and national case studies were also analysed for best practice and context. Enrolments and completions of AQF accredited courses were also reviewed.