The Furnishing Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing, has reviewed the MSF Furnishing Training Package to reduce duplication and ensure it meets current and future industry skills needs.

Refer to the Case for Change for more information on the  modified training package components, and the research undertaken to support this project.

Awaiting Ministerial Endorsement

We are pleased to announce that the AISC has approved this project at the February meeting and it is now awaiting ministerial endorsement. Once endorsed, it will be available on the National VET register.

Summary

The Case for Endorsement provides information on how the project responds to key industry drivers related to better support for:

  • knowledge and use of new materials and technologies, including Computer Aided Design (CAD);
  • increased competitiveness of the Australian furniture industry in a global market; and
  • innovation and sustainability in the industry.

Governance

Training package development projects are overseen by the relevant Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and supported by a project Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). They guide the project and provide industry expertise for developing the components. All projects are then referred to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for approval.

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For more information contact:
Demmi Paris | Industry Engagement Partner
P: (03) 9815 7055 | E: [email protected]

 

This Furniture Design and Technology project has now been completed and the Case for Endorsement submitted to the February AISC meeting for approval. The primary focus of this project has been to review the units of competency contained within two qualifications (MSF40213 Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology and MSF50313 Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology).

The Case for Endorsement provides information on how the project responds to key industry drivers related to better support for:

  • knowledge and use of new materials and technologies, including Computer Aided Design (CAD);
  • increased competitiveness of the Australian furniture industry in a global market; and
  • innovation and sustainability in the industry.

The proposed revisions ensure relevance to current and future vocational outcomes and accurately reflect contemporary and emerging work practices, especially cross-business collaboration and use of technology.

In keeping with Ministers’ Priorities

  • there is improved clarity in the performance standards required in the workplace.
  • duplication and repetition have been addressed.
  • assessment requirements have been restrengthened to meet industry needs.

This project was reviewed to identify skills and knowledge requirements to support contemporary and emerging job roles in furniture design.

Current and emerging work practices in the furniture design and technology sector will be incorporated in redeveloped qualifications to improve clarity in performance standards in the workplace, and strengthen assessment requirements to meet industry needs. Duplication, repetition and obsolete content in the training package in the area of furniture design and technology will be removed.

  • Two qualifications:*
    • MSF40213 Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology
    • MSF 50313 Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • 61 reviewed units of competency.

* Further qualifications may be affected by unit code and title changes.