Stage:

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
• 36 reviewed units of competency
• 4 new skill sets
*This includes only qualifications undergoing active review. Further qualifications may be affected by unit code and title changes

When
• Public consultation ran from September–October 2018 and is now closed.
• Scheduled for submission 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 so enrolment levels with Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) are low.

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

What’s the latest?
January 2020: This project is being prepared for submission to the AISC.


Details

IBSA Manufacturing is pleased to support the Furnishing Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to undertake 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 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 units associated with the Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles 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

January 2020
This project is being prepared for AISC submission.

October 2019
The Furnishing Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will be meeting in mid-October 2019, at which the next stages of MSF Blinds Awnings Security Screens and Grilles training package will be discussed.

April 2019
The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is currently reviewing the structure of the Furnishing Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to ensure appropriate sector representation.  In the meantime, this project is on hold and will recommence in September 2019. Read more.

March 2019
Round 2 consultation for Draft MSF Blinds Awnings Security Screens and Grilles training package components ended late last year. The Blinds Awnings Security Screens and Grilles 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), will establish a technical advisory committee (TAC) to provide specific subject-matter advice and technical expertise for the development and review of the training package components. The TAC operates under the direction of the IRC and will comprise organisations and nominated individuals with significant expertise and knowledge working within the industry.

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

Key Dates
• February 2020: submission to the AISC

Staying in Touch
Project updates will be posted here, and through our newsletters and direct emails to industry contacts. Please click here if you wish 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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