Summary

Who
The Furnishing Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing.

What
A review of MSF30913 Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles, and development and review of associated units of competency and skill sets to reflect the latest industry trends and skills requirements.

The numbers
• 1 reviewed qualification*
• 4 new units of competency
• 28 reviewed units of competency.
*This includes only qualifications undergoing active review. Further qualifications may be affected by unit code and title changes.

When
• Public consultation ran from September to October 2018 and is now closed.
• This project was scheduled to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in February 2020.

Why
• Industry needs have shifted as operational trends show a changed business model.
• The training package needs to reflect new and changing technologies, as well as increasing consumer demand for energy-efficient solutions.
• Qualifications need to reflect licensing and other compliance regulations across all states and territories.
• The workforce largely is not formally qualified or trained, and the qualification is not regarded as reflecting workplace requirements. As a result enrolment levels with Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) are low.

How
IBSA Manufacturing Training Package Development Methodology
Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy.

What’s the latest?
March 2020: The AISC has approved this project and it is currently awaiting Ministerial approval.  Once approval is received, training package components will be made available on the National Register of VET, training.gov.au.


Details

IBSA Manufacturing was pleased to support the Furnishing Industry Reference Committee (IRC) in undertaking the Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles Project.

The Furnishing IRC identified that MSF30913 Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles should be reviewed and the following new work was undertaken:

• new units of competency developed to address roller shutter installation, low voltage equipment, automation and intelligent management systems, new materials and their associated energy ratings and fire-retardant attributes, and new products such as louvre shutters (timber, aluminium and synthetic)
• new skill sets developed to address energy efficient and fire-retardant materials, automation, compliance, standards, licensing, and roller shutter design, production and installation.

The project also reviewed and redeveloped existing units associated with the Certificate III to ensure they reflect job role requirements based on industry need.

Please read the Case for Change for more information on the training package components that were involved in the review, as well as the research undertaken to support this project.


Progress Updates

March 2020
The AISC has approved this project and it is currently awaiting Ministerial approval. Once approval is received, training package components will be made available on the National Register of VET, training.gov.au.

Previous Updates

February 2020
The draft Case for Endorsement, MSF Furnishing Training Package components and Companion Volume Implementation Guide were submitted to the AISC on 25 February for approval.

Thank you to the industry experts and the Furnishing IRC, who have given so freely of their time to shape the changes. Thanks also to all stakeholders who provided comment throughout the project.

January 2020
This project is being prepared for submission to the AISC.

October 2019
The Furnishing IRC will be meeting in mid-October 2019 to discuss the next stages of MSF Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles training package work.

April 2019
The AISC is currently reviewing the structure of the Furnishing IRC to ensure appropriate sector representation.  In the meantime, this project is on hold and will recommence in September 2019.

March 2019
Round 2 consultation for the draft MSF Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles training package components ended late last year. The project will be progressed to the AISC in the next few months.


Project Governance, Methodologies and Timelines

IBSA Manufacturing, in consultation with the Furnishing Industry Reference Committee (IRC), established a technical advisory committee (TAC) to provide subject-matter advice and technical expertise for developing and reviewing training package components. The TAC operated under the direction of the IRC and comprised organisations and nominated individuals with significant expertise and knowledge within the industry.

This project follows the Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy and uses the IBSA Manufacturing Training Package Development Methodology. The process provides robust evidence to support the AISC’s decision-making process.

Key Dates
The AISC approved this project in February 2020 and it is currently awaiting Ministerial approval.


Staying in Touch

Project updates will be posted here, and through our newsletters and direct emails to industry contacts. Please click here if you want to participate in this or other MSF Furnishing-related projects, receive project updates and subscribe to our newsletters.

For more information contact:
Demmi Paris, Industry Engagement Partner
P: (03) 9815 7099
E: [email protected]

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