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Supporting training and technology in advanced manufacturing in the Territory

CDU is working closely to develop four new robotic and automation micro credential qualifications.
CDU is working closely to develop four new robotic and automation micro credential qualifications to boost local skills and knowledge in advanced processes and machinery in the Northern Territory.

Manufacturers in the Northern Territory will soon gain access to a multi-million-dollar advanced manufacturing facility that will house robotic and bespoke automation products.

The facility will provide on-site technical support and knowledge transfer assistance to businesses while upskilling manufacturing capability across the region via its implementation of advanced technologies.

This announcement is a proactive collaboration between Diverseco and Charles Darwin University (CDU) and is the latest co-investment awarded under the Northern Territory’s Advanced Manufacturing Ecosystem Fund (AMEF). 

Administered by the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), the co-investment will provide almost half a million dollars toward the new Advanced Manufacturing initiative, giving industry the ability to experience and test the latest in automation technology.

The collaboration will see Diverseco and CDU work closely to develop four new robotic and automation micro credential qualifications to enhance knowledge in advanced processes and machinery for local industry.

CDU Vice-Chancellor Scott Bowman said the partnership would support local manufacturers seeking to advance their operations and improve staff capability through technology and training.

“This is an exciting partnership for CDU and will support course expansion into new robotic and automation qualifications tailored to the region, that will boost workforce capabilities in advanced processes and machinery,” Professor Bowman said.

“This investment into advanced manufacturing skills and technology is a welcome addition to the Northern Territory and offers new and exciting opportunities for our students.”

Northern Territory Chief Minister Natasha Fyles said advanced manufacturing will be a major jobs driver of the future, and this new partnership will provide local manufacturers with the ability to turn their dreams into realities.

“By growing Territory capabilities in advanced manufacturing, we are expanding industries and export opportunities, creating new opportunities for investors and exciting job opportunities for Territorians,” Minister Fyles said.

Minister for Advanced Manufacturing, Nicole Manison said growing the Territory’s advanced manufacturing industry is a key part of our strategy to grow the economy to 40 billion by 2030 and create more jobs.

This exciting collaboration will support the advancement of the NT’s manufacturing industry by leveraging its manufacturing capabilities in the defence, transport, logistics, agriculture, mining and waste industries,” Minister Manison said.

Diverseco Managing Director Brenton Cunningham said the company was excited to work with the NT Government, AMGC, and CDU, for without their support it would not have a presence in the Territory.

“Diverseco looks forward to delivering this unique business solution into the Northern Territory and has every confidence that it will be well received by local industry and create further commercial opportunities for local manufacturers,” Mr Cunningham said.

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