The Textiles, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing, is reviewing the MST Textiles Clothing and Footwear Training Package. The Case for Change was approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in 2020.

Milestones Phase 1

Milestones Phase 2

Why we are reviewing it

The project will investigate the skills impact of advanced materials, emerging technologies and digitisation on systems and work practices that are coming into more widespread use in the industry. This impacts across qualifications, skill sets and units in the following industry streams:

  • Clothing and footwear production and repair
  • Textile fabrication and production
  • Applied fashion design and technology/merchandising.

Industry has also identified shortages of people with advanced clothing production skills to make patterns and samples for limited production and to undertake garment alterations as an ‘add-on’ service to their customers. To respond, a series of skill sets will be developed in relation to clothing production, alterations, tailoring, repairs and mending. Feedback received during public consultation identified that skills highlighted within the proposed skill sets will have applicability for small business particularly in regional areas.

The key objectives of this proposal are to ensure that the qualifications in the MST Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package reflect current and emerging workplace needs whist taking into consideration industry’s use of new materials and technologies.

What we are reviewing*

Phase 1

  • Revision of 7 Qualifications including:
    • 4 Certificate II qualifications
    • 3 Certificate III qualifications
  • Development of 6 Skill Sets
  • Revision of 122 Units of Competency

Phase 2

  • Revision of 7 Qualifications including:
    • 3 Certificate IV qualifications
    • 2 Diploma qualifications
  • 2 Advanced Diploma qualifications
  • Revision of 112 Units of Competency

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

Governance and methodology

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:
Cheryll Meade | Industry Engagement Partner
M: 0400 686 031 | E: [email protected]