Advanced Manufacturing Creator

Advanced Manufacturing Creator

Advanced manufacturing processes and adds value to a wide range of raw materials: textiles, wood, telecommunications, metal, plastics and rubber

In the Geelong region, as in the rest of Australia, Advanced Manufacturing is undergoing a dramatic shift. New technologies, new global markets, and new advanced manufacturing materials bring dynamic new opportunities. The creative and design aspects of Advanced Manufacturing have grown 20% since 2011. At Deakin University the $55 million regional Deakin Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) and the new Manufutures Hub provide clear indicators of the future of manufacturing in our region: different but healthy!

What does an Advanced Manufacturing Creator do?

Creates, Designs and engineers solutions to 21st century engineering and manufacturing problems.

What are the trending jobs in Geelong?

New materials - like Carbon Wheels - and old ones given new application - like Cotton On, demonstrate the dynamic career opportunities for the Geelong Region in advanced manufacturing. The top performers in our region have gone from zero to hero in the past five years! Every advanced manufacturing company has a creative engineer driving!

Where can I get trained?

At school by

  1. Participating in the CADET hands on learning program with Deakin university.
  2. Doing a year 10 work experience with an employer in Advanced Manufacturing or Engineering
  3. Enrolling in the VET in Schools Certificate II with a school based traineeship where you study part time at TAFE, complete your year 12 and spend one or two days a week with your employer. You graduate with year 12, a Certificate 11 in engineering and the equivalent of up to one year of your apprenticeship completed.

At the Gordon TAFE or other registered training organisation by

  1. Completing a six month Full time Certificate II pre apprenticeship course. You don’t need an ATAR , but you will need a year 11 completion.
  2. Completing Certificate III or IV at the Gordon or other RTO.

At university

  1. You can take an undergraduate degree at university in engineering design, construction, business management, architecture design, Project management, transport and logistics.

On the job

  1. Look for a school based apprenticeship or full time apprenticeship with G Force, an individual employer or another apprenticeship provider.

Where are the jobs for Advanced Manufacturing Creator?

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Where can I get experience?

At school, look for year 10 work experience opportunities. Ask your careers teacher or VET or VCAL coordinator about a Year 11 /Year 12 Structured Workplace learning placement. For examples check out the Education Department Website.

Left school or seeking a new career in this trending industry?

You can ask an Advanced Manufacturing employer for a voluntary work opportunity. Keep an eye on Geelong Careers for traineeship or apprenticeships opportunities which give you the chance to earn while you learn. Experience will help you stand out. And don’t forget the Volunteering Geelong website.

What do I need to be good at?

  • Creativity
  • Problem solving
  • Work related literacy and numeracy
  • Working with blueprints
  • Working in a creative team
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreurship – seeing market opportunities

How much do I get paid?

Entry level is around $46,067 to about $95,971 per annum depending on experience. But if your ideas take off, the sky is the limit. Many of our most successful creative entrepreneurs work in a global market.

What can this job lead to?

With skill shortages in the advanced manufacturing sector ranging from business and finance managers, research scientists, middle managers and supply and distribution experts, this job could lead you anywhere!