Peter Schreiner commenced his working career as an apprentice toolmaker in the manufacturing and engineering industry. Following further study in engineering, Peter worked in advanced manufacturing as a CAD/CAM programmer. In his 30s, Peter started teaching in vocational education and training and for over 10 years taught engineering trade and technical programs at Swinburne University of Technology. During this time, he also worked on a range of state and commonwealth curriculum projects and worked at AMTIL (Australian Machine Tool Institute Limited) as an industry project officer.
In 2009, Peter began an educational management career at Federation University Australia managing educational programs for industry and community in manufacturing and engineering. Included was the establishment of a mechatronics diploma, interstate defence manufacturing training programs and AS1796 level welding certification programs for apprentices and industry leaders.
In 2018, Peter started work at TAFE NSW in the Innovative Manufacturing Robotics and Science SkillsPoint located in Newcastle NSW. His role as Industry Relationship Lead involved making connections between industry, government tertiary education and TAFE NSW to influence the development of industry relevant training programs across manufacturing, engineering and aeroskills sectors.
In 2022, Peter continued his role at TAFE NSW as an Industry Innovation Specialist, in the advanced manufacturing, MedTech, Industry 4.0 and engineering sector. This role includes the application of education and training programs in the latest industry technologies and supporting industry career pathways.