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.


Public Consultation now open

Draft Two Public Consultation runs from Monday 27 July until Friday 7 August 2020.

We are seeking feedback on the draft units of competency and qualifications for the MSF Furnishing Training Package. Prior to providing feedback, please refer to the Consultation Paper which provides key information about the proposed changes.

Please email your feedback to [email protected] by Friday 7 August 2020.

If you would like to discuss proposed changes, register here for our Zoom webinars.

Note: All feedback is important, whether you’re letting us know you agree with the proposed changes or you’re providing suggested changes.

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]