The Furnishing Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing, reviewed the Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles and associated units of competency and skill sets in the MSF Furnishing Training Package to ensure they reflected the latest industry trends and skills requirements.


project milestones

Current status

The project received ministerial endorsement in late April 2020. The MSF Furnishing Training Package is now available on the National Register of VET,

This project upgraded the Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grille to address the following factors:

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

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