April 2019: Public consultation – Round 1 now open, seeking your feedback

First draft training package components for the Laundry and Dry Cleaning Project are currently available for review until Wednesday 24 April 2019.

Please click here to access the documents.
Please click here to access the Consultation Paper.

We will also be conducting workshops and webinars to outline key changes to the training package.

Please join us on the following dates to hear about changes and give us your feedback – click here to register for a session.

  • National Webinar 1 – Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 11.00am – 12.30pm
  • Melbourne Workshop – Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 10.30am – 12.00 noon, IBSA East Melbourne
  • National Webinar 2 – Friday, 12 April 2019, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
  • National Webinar 3 – Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 11.00am – 12.30pm

Summary to Date

Three qualifications have been updated in response to the feedback to reflect current industry needs:

  • MST20X19 Certificate II in Laundry Operations
  • MST30X19 Certificate III in Laundry Operations
  • MST30X19 Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations

One qualification, LMT40810 Certificate IV in Laundry Operations and Supervision is proposed for deletion based on industry advice.

Skill Sets
Twelve new skill sets are proposed for inclusion in the MST Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package to provide pathways into qualifications, and as targeted introductory and specialised training and assessment across the laundry and dry cleaning industry as follows:

  1. Introduction to Laundry Operations Skill Set
  2. Introduction to Dry Cleaning Operations Skill Set
  3. Control Hygiene in Laundry Operations Skill Set
  4. Sustainable Practices in Laundry Operations Skill Set
  5. Sustainable Practices in Dry Cleaning Operations Skill Set
  6. Use Technology in Laundry or Dry Cleaning Operations Skill Set
  7. Dispose of Waste Products in Laundry and Dry Cleaning Operations Skill Set
  8. Supervise Work in Laundry or Dry Cleaning Operations Skill Set
  9. Ironer Safety Skill Set
  10. Spot Cleaning Skill Set
  11. Customer Service in Dry Cleaning Skill Set
  12. Customer Service in Laundry Operations Skill Set

Forty-three existing units in the MST Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package have also been updated to better reflect current industry practices. 

One new unit has also been developed to address emerging RFID technology within industry:

  • MSTGN2XXX Use RFID technology to track laundry items

Providing Feedback
Feedback should be emailed to manufacturing@ibsa.org.au by Wednesday 24 April 2019.

When providing your feedback, please add the name of the discussion paper in the subject line of the email. Please provide both feedback regarding further suggested changes as well as your agreement with what has been proposed.

It is just as important for us to receive feedback telling us you agree with the proposed changes as it is to provide feedback with suggested changes.

For more information please call David Galbraith on M: 0499 490 329 or 03 9815 7099 or email manufacturing@ibsa.org.au

November 2018

IBSA Manufacturing is pleased to advise that the Laundry and Dry Cleaning Project has commenced. Industry experts have been approached to form a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and provide guidance in the development of training package components. They are scheduled to have their first meeting in the coming weeks.

The review of the qualifications and unit content will be considered by the TAC to ensure alignment with industry skills needs, current work practices and technology. This review will also identify any duplication and obsolete units which may be considered for removal.

Draft 1 components are scheduled for public consultation by mid-February 2019. IBSA Manufacturing will provide opportunities for industry engagement and feedback via a series of National industry forums and webinars. Please register your interest in the project and stay updated with component development and consultation opportunities.

For additional information on this project please contact Vince Panozzo 0499 599 122.


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