$4.5m investment in advanced manufacturing in NT

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A $4.45 million co-investment will expand robotics capabilities and advanced technology training across priority sectors, including the waste industry, in the Northern Territory.

Diverseco and Charles Darwin University will develop four new robotic and automation qualifications tailored to the region, boosting local skills and knowledge in advanced processes and machinery.

Nicole Manison, Minister for Advanced Manufacturing, said the collaboration will leverage manufacturing capabilities in the waste, defence, transport, logistics, agriculture and mining industries.

The investment is the second grant to be awarded under the Territory Labor Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Ecosystem Fund (AMEF) and will provide almost half a million dollars toward the new Advanced Manufacturing initiative.

The AMEF is part of a five-year, $8.75 million partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) and provides grants to industry-led projects located in the Northern Territory across priority sectors, where those projects commercialise new products and processes.

Charmaine Phillips, AMGC’s Northern Territory Director, said AMGC and the Territory Government have built a solid understanding of the manufacturing capabilities in the Territory and the needs of the industry to allow growth.

“Diverseco’s presence in the NT will give local manufacturers direct access to leading technology and training resulting in skills, capability and jobs growth across the industry,” Phillips said.

Jason Schoolmeester, Northern Territory Major Projects Commissioner said the facility and the micro credentials being developed will enable local businesses to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of their operations and ensure that the NT workforce is gaining qualifications to meet industry needs.

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