Summary

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

What
A review of selected furnishing industry Certificate III and entry-level pathways qualifications in the MSF Furnishing Training Package to meet workforce upskilling demands and reflect current and emerging industry skills and technological changes.

The numbers
• 6 entry-level pathways qualifications
• 7 Certificate III qualifications
• 179 units to reflect current industry needs and improve quality and clarity.
*This includes only qualifications undergoing active review. Further qualifications may be affected by unit code and title changes.

When
If approved, this project will be scheduled for submission to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in late May–early June 2020.

Why
The impact of technology and globalisation has made it important to redevelop cabinet making qualifications to better meet industry best practice and emerging skills needs.

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

What’s the latest?
April 2020: Public consultation for the draft Cabinet Making and Pathways Case for Change is now closed. The Case for Change is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in late May–early June 2020.


Details

IBSA Manufacturing, on behalf of the Furnishing Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken research to develop a Case for Change. It proposes to review and redevelop selected furnishing industry Certificate III and entry-level pathways qualifications in the MSF Furnishing Training Package, as identified in the MSF Furnishing Training Package Proposed Schedule of Work 2019.

Due to the impact of technology and globalisation, job roles and tasks have been significantly affected. It is important for industry to redevelop the cabinet making qualifications to better meet industry best practice and emerging skills needs.

Cases for Change provide evidence and a rationale for proposed changes to training package components. Once prepared, IBSA Manufacturing, on behalf of the Furnishing Industry Reference Committee (IRC), submits a Case for Change to the AISC for their review and consideration. When a Case for Change is approved it forms the basis of a training package project.

This draft Case for Change focuses on reviewing and redeveloping the following qualifications:

  • Six entry-level pathways qualifications:
    • MSF10113 Certificate I in Furnishing
    • MSF20113 Certificate II in Furnishing
    • MSF20213 Certificate II in Furniture Finishing
    • MSF20313 Certificate II in Furniture Making
    • MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways
    • MSF20413 Certificate II in Glass and Glazing
  • Seven Certificate III qualifications:
    • MSF30113 Certificate III in Furniture Finishing
    • MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making
    • MSF30213 Certificate III in Furniture Making
    • MSF30313 Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining
    • MSF30613 Certificate III in Soft Furnishing
    • MSF30713 Certificate III in Upholstery
    • MSF31213 Certificate III in Piano Technology
  • 179 MSF Furnishing units (updating them to reflect current industry needs and improve quality and clarity).

Progress Updates

April 2020: Public consultation closed
Public consultation for the draft Cabinet Making and Pathways Case for Change is now closed.

Thank you to the industry experts and stakeholders who gave so freely of their time to shape the document. It is now being prepared by IBSA for approval by the Furnishing IRC and is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in late May–early June 2020.

Previous Updates

April 2020: Public consultation open
Public consultation for the draft Cabinet Making and Pathways Case for Change runs from 1 April to 14 April 2020.


Project Governance, Methodologies and Timelines

IBSA Manufacturing’s Case for Change development methodology has been followed. It provides a robust evidence-based approach to support the AISC’s decision-making process.

If approved, this project will then follow the Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy and use the IBSA Manufacturing Training Package Development Methodology. The process provides robust evidence to support the AISC’s decision-making process.

Key Dates

  • March 2020: The new Furnishing IRC signs off on the draft Case for Change
    Public consultation takes place (two weeks)
  • March–April 2020: IRC approval to submit final case for change to AISC
  • April 2020: Submit final Case for Change to 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 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
M: 0402 082 885
E: [email protected]

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