Manufacturing | Youth Central

Manufacturing involves a large cross-section of industries including:

  • Textile, clothing, footwear and leather
  • Furnishing
  • Printing and packaging
  • Food processing
  • Petroleum, chemicals and plastics
  • Metal, non-metal and mineral products
  • Machinery and equipment manufacturing
  • Meat products
  • Wood and paper products
  • Electrical products

Associations, peak bodies & government organisations

Visit these organisations to find out more about each industry including information about jobs, career paths and training opportunities.

ACCORD Australasia - Advocate for the Consumer, Cosmetic, Hygiene & Speciality Products Industry
Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers 
Australian Food and Grocery Council
Australian Meat Industry Council
Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating
Australian Institute of Packaging
Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia
Engineers Australia
Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers
Institute of Industrial Engineers
Medicines Australia
Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association
Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute

Career profiles

Find out about the types of jobs that people do in the manufacturing industries.