The Furnishing Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing has reviewed and upgraded flooring, glass and glazing qualifications and units of competency within the MSF Furnishing Training Package. 

The Flooring, Glass and Glazing Case for Change was approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in November 2021 to meet workforce upskilling demands and reflect current and emerging industry skills.


Current Status

The draft Case for Endorsement, MSF Training Package components and Companion Volume Implementation Guide were submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for approval in 12 October 2022 meeting.

Thank you to all stakeholders who gave so freely of their time to shape MSF Release 8.0 Furnishing Training Package components.

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The rationale for updating the training products is to investigate an improved structure for flooring, glass and glazing qualifications and are fit for purpose.

The Furnishing IRC has identified the need to review and update two qualifications in response to new materials, technologies and workplace practices being applied in the industry.

There are also units of competency, currently packaged in the qualifications, that are flagged for deletion by the AISC. There is a critical need to review and assess the impact of the deleted units on the two qualifications and to ensure that essential skills are still available to industry.

  • Upgrading two qualifications:  
    • Certificate III in Flooring Technology  
    • Certificate IV in Glass and Glazing   
  • Upgrading 33 units of competency  
  • Developing 03 new units of competency 
  • Developing 12 new skill sets 

Training package projects are overseen by the relevant Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and supported by a project Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). They guide the project and provide industry expertise for developing the components. All projects are then referred to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for approval.