Summary

Who
The Textiles, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing.

What
A review of the MST Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package in the context of skills required for the use of emerging technologies and advanced materials in a circular economy, and advanced clothing production and garment alteration.

When
• Public consultation will be conducted on this Case for Change in March and April 2020.
• The Case for Change is scheduled for submission to the AISC in the second quarter of 2020.

Why
• Emerging technologies and advanced materials are coming into widespread use in the industry.
• There is an increasing demand for TCF items to be altered, tailored, and repaired for continued use or upcycling.
• Many consumers are increasingly concerned about the provenance and life cycle of the clothing they purchase.

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

What’s the latest?
February 2020: IBSA Manufacturing is currently conducting research and consulting with stakeholders.


Details

IBSA Manufacturing, on behalf of the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is currently undertaking research to develop a Case for Change to update the MST Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package in the context of new technologies and materials.

Cases for Change provide evidence and a rationale for proposed changes to training package components. Once prepared, IBSA Manufacturing, on behalf of the relevant Industry Reference Committee, 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 Case for Change will focus on the following areas:
• emerging technologies and advanced materials which aims to investigate the impact and skills required in working with emerging technologies and advanced materials that are coming into widespread use in the industry
• skill sets covering advanced clothing production and garment alteration that combine the skills required to make alterations, tailor, make repairs or mend items, due to the increase in the number of businesses providing garment alterations and repairs as an ‘add-on’ service to their customers.


Progress Updates

January 2020
Active research and consultation phase


Project Governance, Methodologies and Timelines
IBSA Manufacturing, in consultation with the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Industry Reference Committee (IRC), will establish an IRC subcommittee to oversee the development of the Case for Change.

This project follows the IBSA Manufacturing Case for Change Development Methodology, which provides a robust evidence-based approach to support the Australian Industry Skills Committee’s (AISC) decision making process.

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


Key Dates
This Case for Change is due to be submitted to the AISC for review and consideration in April 2020.


Staying in Touch
Project updates will be posted here, and through our newsletters and direct emails to industry contacts. Please click here if you wish to participate in this or other MST Textiles, Clothing and Footwear–related projects, receive project updates and subscribe to our newsletters.

For more information, contact:
Cheryll Meade, Industry Engagement Partner
M: 0400 686 031
E: [email protected]

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