TFIA engages in many activities on behalf of its members and the wider TCF industry
As the acknowledged voice of the TCF industry, TFIA provides advice to Governments and their agencies - ensuring that member companies have input into the policy and legislation that affects their business. This vital communication is disseminated to members via our newsletter, direct communications and interactive working groups of members.
Government Assistance Programs
The Council provides information and expert advice on the wide range of government assistance programmes available to the industry.
Instrumental in assisting Government to package these assistance programs, TFIA is able to provide counsel on understanding application eligibility and guidelines. They may also on a fee-for-service basis assist member companies on submissions and applications for these assistance programs.
TFIA assists member companies to be competitive in an increasingly challenging marketplace.
The Council is actively involved with Standards Australia and the Trade Practices Commission, offering members an advisory service on the most current requirements and regulations for manufacturers in industries.
Members can seek advice from TFIA on the following programs:
- AusIndustry TCF programs
- Anti-dumping and countervailing investigations
- Import credit scheme
- Preferential trade enquiries (Fiji and New Zealand)
- Expanded Overseas Assembly Provision applications
- Tariff concessions
- General customs and trade services
We can advise members on where to source manufacturing, how to export, how to increase sales, create systems, increase performance, gain extra recognition, lobby government for funding or validate your business.
The Council provides a Training Advisory Service and assists member companies:
1. By providing consultancy services to support workplace training, including:
- Identification of workplace competencies and training needs analysis
- Skills Audits
- Development of training plans, training and career pathways
- Advice on strategies for training, materials available and potential funding
- Creation of effective workplace training infrastructure
2. By providing members with the opportunity to have input into training reforms and directions on a national and state basis.
3. By providing advice to members on developments.
4. Through its role as a Registered Training Organisation, by tendering on behalf of TCF companies for government funds to support workplace training.
In most years, funds in the order of $0.5 million are obtained to support a range of TCF companies and some 600 TCF workers receive training.