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October 2019: Update

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: Update

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: Update

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.


Round 2 consultation for Draft MSF Blinds Awnings Security Screens and Grilles training package components ended on Wednesday 17th October.

Thank you to those stakeholders who provided comment.

Broad consultation was undertaken which involved draft components being made available via the website, along with the opportunity to attend a workshop or webinar to provide feedback. The feedback will be collated and reviewed by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to shape the final versions, and submitted to the Furnishing Industry Reference Committee (IRC) for final approval.

The Case for Endorsement and related training package components are scheduled to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee in early 2019.

Once the Case for Endorsement has been accepted, the training package components will be uploaded to the TGA website.


Round 1 consultation Draft training package components for the MSF Blinds Awnings Security Screens and Grilles project ended on Wednesday 12th September.

Thank you to those stakeholders who provided comment. Broad consultation was undertaken which involved draft components being made available via the website, along with national face to face workshops and webinars to gather feedback.

The feedback is now being collated and will be reviewed by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to shape the final updates to the Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles, as well as associated units of competency.

We are holding face to face workshops and national webinars for draft 2 components in late September. To register for these click here. Draft 2 components will also be made available for public consultation in the near future.

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Background

As the Skills Service Organisation (SSO) for the furnishing industry, IBSA Manufacturing is currently reviewing the blinds, awnings, security screens and grilles (BASSG) components of the Furnishing Training Package (MSF) to ensure that units and qualifications reflect industry requirements. The review is required because of significant changes in the industry since this training package content was developed. The Furnishing Industry Reference Committee (IRC) guides this development work and has nominated a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to provide industry expertise.

The scope of work includes the Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Shutters, Screens, and Grilles and 25 associated units of competency. Development of skill sets has also been a key focus of work to date.

The outcome of this work is that:

  • there is a reduction in duplication and repetition across the training package
  • it improves clarity about what is the required performance standard in the workplace
  • assessment requirements have been strengthened to meet industry needs

The Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles Project Technical Advisory Committee has been established and is currently reviewing the Certificate III qualification and units to ensure they meet industry requirements.

Once this review is complete and draft one training package components are approved by the Furnishing Industry Reference Committee, a series of national public consultation events and webinars will be held.

These are planned to occur in August.

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