Furnishing Industry Reference Committee

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IRC membership details are updated each quarter.

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is pleased to announce the members of the Furnishing Industry Reference Committee (IRC).

The Furnishing IRC is responsible for the MSF Furnishing Training Package. The qualifications and units of competency available under this training package can be viewed at the MSF Training Package page.

The Australian furnishing manufacturing industry covers a diverse array of sectors from furniture and furnishings, to kitchens, cabinets, glass, window and doors and furnishing design, as well as flooring and picture framing. The industry is an important contributor to the Australian economy.

The majority of activity in the furnishing industry covers manufacturing and installation, internal decor and structural aspects of residential and commercial buildings, as well as some external structures such as awnings.

The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process providing opportunity for any interested parties to make a contribution.

Technical Advisory Committees may also be established to inform future work, utilising a broad range of stakeholders with technical and specific industry knowledge.

The Furnishing IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation (SSO), Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA Manufacturing).

Further information about the role of IRCs and how they operate can be found in the IRC Operating Framework.

The AISC has approved the following members of the Furnishing IRC:

Category Organisation Representative Member Type  Jurisdiction
Employer/Enterprise Fewings Joinery Pty Ltd Bronwyn Foord Member NSW
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Cabinet and Furniture Association Dean Brakell Member NSW
Employer/Enterprise Designer Properties Australia Julie Shaw Member QLD
Employer/Enterprise NT Blinds Keith Phasey Member VIC
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Industry Group (AIG) Kristian Stratton Chair WA
Employer/Enterprise FairBrother Pty Ltd Matthew Scrimgeour Member TAS
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Flooring Industry Alliance Phil Buckley Deputy Chair NSW
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Glass and Window Association Rachel Driessen Member QLD
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Kitchen and Bathroom Designers Institute of Australia (KBDI) Selina Zwolsman Member QLD
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Blind Manufacturers' Association of Australia Steve Quirk Member VIC