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It’s forecast that 24,765 new workers will be needed in the manufacturing industry in Victoria by 2026.*  

Manufacturing is a major industry in Victoria, employing over 7% of the state’s workforce. The industry produces essential products and materials. This includes everything from metals and plastics, to clothes and furniture.  

You could work as a production manager, food processor, packer, fabricator or welder, to name a few. Demand for manufacturing workers in Victoria is going up.

There have been major investments in Victoria in recent years, which is driving growth in advanced manufacturing. Technologies like AI, 3D printing and digital twinning are changing how we make things. Manufacturing jobs in infrastructure and clean energy are also growing.

A Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification can open doors to start a career in manufacturing. It can also help you upskill to move around into different areas of the industry.  

Manufacturing touches almost every other industry. In Victoria, growth is expected. Explore the information below to learn more about working in the manufacturing industry. 

Training and skills in manufacturing

Manufacturing career story

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