The Furnishing Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing, has reviewed and updated the Furnishing Training Package. The Case for Change was approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in April 2021. 

Feedback has identified that fabrication, assembly and installation skills are critical for the glass and glazing industry and for RTO delivery. The Case for Change highlights the need to retain these essential skills for a glazier in the MSF Furnishing Training Package


Current Status

The Final Training Package components, Case for Endorsement and Companion Volume Implementation Guide have received Ministerial endorsement. Release 6.0 of MSF Training Package components is now available on the National Register of VET,

Thank you to the industry experts and the MSF Furnishing Industry Reference Committee who gave so freely of their time to shape the changes. Thank you also to all stakeholders who provided comment throughout the project.

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The rationale for updating the training products include changes needed to respond to skills gaps resulting from the deletion of a Fabricate and Install unit. 

  • Reviewed, updated and reinstated 1 unit of competency: 
    • MSFGG2010 Fabricate and install insect and security screens 
  • Minor update to 1 qualification to incorporate the reinstated unit as an elective: 

Extended transition period for MSF30418 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (Release 1)

On 16 April 2021, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) agreed to extend the transition period of the MSF30418 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (Release 1) until 6 May 2022. ASQA has agreed that learners would be genuinely disadvantaged if they were required to transition to the latest release of the qualification as learners would not have the opportunity to undertake unit MSFGG2010 Fabricate and install insect and security screens and achieve the fabrication skills and knowledge required by the sector. This extension is granted to all registered training organisations (RTOs) delivering the MSF30418 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (Release 1).

Round 1 Public Consultation ran from  Monday 12 July until Friday 06 August 2021. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.  The Technical Advisory Committees members met on Friday13 August 2021 to consider Round 1 feedback.

Feedback to date has been positive and endorses the proposed changes.  Round 1 public consultation identified no changes needed other an update to the unit and qualification codes.

Round 2 Public Consultation  ran from Monday 23 August until Monday 6 September 2021 and is now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. The Technical Advisory Committees  members met on Thursday 09 September 2021 to consider Round 2 feedback.

Round 2 public consultation identified no changes.

IBSA Manufacturing undertook Editorial & Equity and external Quality Assurance process on the final draft of the Glass & Glazing Project training package components.

Project Final Training Package components were submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for approval in December 2021 which have been now approved.

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.