Welcome to AUSMESA

We are the Australian Government’s Mining and Automotive Jobs and Skills Council

We are industry-led and working to address skills shortages in the mining and automotive industries by improving training packages

As the trusted independent voice, we bring industry, workers and unions together with government and educators to improve training standards and opportunities

Our focus is on strengthening the mining and automotive training available to learners within Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system to meet industry needs

The training packages we are responsible for are:

  • RII – Resources and Infrastructure Industry (mining)
  • AUR – Automotive Retail, Service and Repair (service & repair)
  • AUR – Automotive Retail, Service and Repair (retail qualifications only)
  • AUM – Automotive Manufacturing

Together we are Driving Workforce Capability in Mining and Automotive

Our Mission

It is our mission to build a robust, agile and sustainable workforce for Australia’s mining and automotive industries

We create conversation and connection across the Australian mining and automotive industries to improve the accessibility, quality and efficiency of training

We develop solutions to address workforce planning challenges testing new ideas and building sustainable practices to meet future opportunities

We’re supporting Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to offer better outcomes for learners by delivering enhanced workforce capabilities for employers

We ensure employers have access to workers with the right skills, at the right time

As Australia transitions to the workforce of the future, we will lead, enable, and empower successful and sustainable community-focused industries for generations to come

Our Vision

Driving workforce capability for all stakeholders, now and into the future


Identify and facilitate action to address emerging issues that impact the mining and automotive sectors’ future workforce capacity

Facilitate initiatives that optimise attraction, entry, advancement and retention of the sector’s workforce

Ensure workforce capability development remains relevant and adapts to meet sector’s future requirements

Establish regionally relevant national standards for the sector

Build AUSMESA’s sustainability to ensure its ongoing viability


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