About IBSA

IBSA is a not-for-profit organisation in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector with a focus on bridging the skills gap between what industry needs and what the learner attains.

Within the manufacturing sector, one of our key industry groups, we focus our efforts on understanding industry trends and future workforce needs through consultation and research. Our expertise lies in converting industry skills needs into national occupational standards.

IBSA, through Australian Training Products, develops quality learner-focused accredited learning resources that respond to the needs of TAFEs and RTOs. Australian Training Products, in collaboration with industry, also design and produce bespoke, innovative solutions that support non-accredited workforce training needs.

IBSA is strongly placed to positively impact the VET sector within Australia and globally because of the depth of its engagement with stakeholders across industry, government and training providers.

Our vision

Shaping workforce skills for the future.

Our mission

In partnership with industry and government, strengthen the effectiveness and impact of the VET system to train, upskill and reskill workforces.


The IBSA Group includes:

Australian Training Products – creating resources for RTOs and organisations to use for educating learners

IBSA Manufacturing – the Skills Service Organisation developing qualifications for the Manufacturing industry

IBSA Academy – professional development courses for training practitioners

Projects and Advisory – professional expertise in standards, policy and advice.


We also partner with:

Coassemble – learning the easy way, with the all-in-one online training platform

Next Level Careers – an Authorised Representative of City & Guilds, the leading provider of vocational qualifications in over 100 countries.

IBSA Annual Reports

An outline of IBSA’s activities and achievements for each financial year.