The Furnishing Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing, is reviewing 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 training package components to be modified, and the research undertaken to support this project.


We are still accepting your feedback

Due to the effect of the current Victorian lockdown, we are still accepting feedback for this project to allow time for our industry stakeholders impacted by COVID restrictions to respond.

The draft Case for Endorsement, MSF Furnishing Training Package components and Companion Volume Implementation Guide has been sent to the State Training Authorities (STAs) and Industry Training Advisory Bodies (ITABs) for their feedback. 

Why we are reviewing it

This project will 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.

What we are reviewing

  • 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.


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]