Jobs Growth

Growing the economy by creating employment opportunities

Helping to create jobs in research, education and industry, Line Zero Factory of the Future at Flinders University will promote the growth of advanced manufacturing in areas of strategic importance to the nation.

Education and industry are brought together congruously at the Line Zero Factory of the Future. Researchers will work with companies and provide access to industrial-scale test labs to offset the risks associated with investments in new technologies and capabilities.

Initially, Flinder’s University’s Line Zero Factory of the Future will employ 10 new researchers and technical personal dedicated to its core operations and harness the expertise of more than 200 others in disciplines across engineering, science and business. The facility will be capable of hosting up to 100 industry personnel working collaboratively on multiple projects at any given time.

“The Line Zero Factory of the Future Factory of the Future is going to provide an ideal training ground for hundreds of graduates as well as thousands of people who are going to be working in and around the shipbuilding industry in the next few decades.”

Professor John Spoehr, Director,
Australian Industrial Transformation Institute, 2020

Supporting Apprenticeships to Meet Growing Demand for Skills in Advanced Manufacturing

Line Zero Factory of the Future at Flinders University will support the delivery of the South Australian Government’s Industry 4.0 Apprenticeship Program, in collaboration with TAFE SA, AiGroup, and SAGE,  playing a key role in helping to meet growing demand for advanced manufacturing apprentices in South Australia.

Jobs growth is essential to support the national economy. More than ever, skilled workers are needed in advanced manufacturing, reflecting Australia’s transition from low-cost, high volume production to high-value, lower-volume activities. With naval shipbuilding a key strategic industry central to Australia’s sovereign identity, supporting education, research and future jobs is critical to the nation’s future.

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Line Zero Factory of the Future will connect companies to key enabling technologies and research
capabilities, lowering barriers to entry, at a time when support for businesses to
grow and prosper is essential.

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Get involved and
become part of Line Zero Factory of the Future

Line Zero Factory of the Future will connect companies to key enabling technologies and research capabilities, lowering barriers to entry, at a time when support for businesses to grow and prosper is essential.

Get involved and
become part of Line Zero Factory of the Future

Line Zero Factory of the Future will connect companies to key enabling technologies and research capabilities, lowering barriers to entry, at a time when support for businesses to grow and prosper is essential.