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TAFE NSW is looking for suitable applicants to be placed on a Part Time Teacher suitability list for the delivery of injection moulding training.

To be eligible for this list you will have relevant qualifications in injection moulding, current experience in all aspects of injection moulding operations and hold, or are prepared to attain, a TAE Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

For further information on how to apply, please contact Stephen Dawkins on 0423 099 934 or at


I am hoping to get some urgent advice on plastics manufacturing in Australia.

I am involved in a start-up business that has built and successfully trialled a solar thermal desalination unit. The key components are made out of polypropylene and are currently being hand-welded in Germany. We have been encouraged to apply for a government grant so we could manufacture the units in Australia (deadline 31 August 2018) but we are struggling to find someone who can provide us with expert, independent advice on the best way to manufacture what we need.

Could you please suggest someone? Obviously, it is a paid job but we just need it done quickly! Somebody independent is probably best because if we need to outlay some significant capital for new machinery to do it in-house, that’s not out of the question. Alternatively, if someone could build what we need in Australia, that would be great too.

Again, apologies for the group email – we are just on a tight timeline.

Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions.

Thanks in advance.


Damon Hunt


M: 0409 079 887

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 AQOZ Systems Australia


Grahame Aston: President
Laszlo Magyar: Vice President
Ralph Cable: Secretary/Treasurer
Keith Monaghan: Immediate Past President
Andrew Turner: Committee Member
Stephen Dawkins: Committee Member


Judging Criteria

Age: To be eligible for this award, an entrant must be 35 years or younger at 1st January of the year of entry.

PIMA Membership: The organization to whom the entrant is employed, within Australia, by must also be a financial member of PIMA.


Entry Form

Please download complete in full and submit by email.


Technical Paper or Presentation or Project or Program of Works

The Award will be judged on either a Technical paper that has been written (and preferably presented) or a Project or Program of Works that has been completed, within the last 18 months.


Judging is based on:

 Relevant Criteria   

Available Score 


 Relevance to Plastics Industry



 Difficulties Overcome   



 Quality of Paper and/or Presentation 



Amount of Innovation  



Ongoing benefit to the plastic industry 



Technical Excellence



Total Score/Marks:   





Cash incentive to the value of $500.00. Recognition within the industry of achieving the award through website and presentation. 



Previous winners of this Award will be excluded from re-submitting an application for this Award for a period of no less than five years from the time of submitting their application for their wining Award. The subject of the Award must relate to the Applicant's current employer who will be required to provide a reference.

Applications must be submitted by close of business on 28th September 2018


Ralph Cable.
Plastics Industry Manufacturers of Australia Incorporated

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