The Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is responsible for the MST Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package. The Committee oversees the development of industry competency skills standards and qualifications in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industries.

Industry overview, units of competency and qualifications under this Committee:
Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industries

*For more information on IBSA Manufacturing SSO Industry Reference Committees, please visit the IRC page.

Textiles, Clothing and Footwear IRC membership

All IRCs are appointed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). The IRC is made up of people with experience, skills, and knowledge to support training package development for the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industries.

Leon Drury is the Chair of the IRC

Put simply, Vocational Education and Training creates opportunities. There are intergenerational benefits that come from having nationally recognised qualifications which not only improve people’s wealth but support the betterment of families.”

“We need to reduce system complexity and shift the focus to learners and workers and what skills/recognition they need to be able to progress their careers and make industry more sustainable.”

Read our full Q&A with Leon

A list of members is available here.

More information on Industry Reference Committees is available here

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