Furnishing Industry Reference Committee
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:
|Representative Type||Organisation/Area of Expertise||Representative||Coverage|
|Peak bodies and associations||Australian Cabinet and Furniture Association||Mr Dean Brakell||National|
|The Kitchen and Bathroom Designers Institute||Ms Selina Zwolsman||National|
|The Australian Glass and Window Association||Ms Rachel Driessen||National|
|Blind Manufacturers' of Australia||Mr Steve Quirk||National|
|Australian Industry Group||Mr Kristian Stratton||National|
|Australian Flooring Industry Alliance||Mr Phil Buckley||National|
|A position remains open for nomination from a peak body in interior design and decoration|
|Employers / SMEs||NT Blinds||Mr Keith Phasey||NT|
|Architectural Metalworks Australia||Mr Sam Bevis||National|
|Fairbrother||Mr Matthew Scrimgeour||TAS|
|A position remains open for nomination from an employer in furniture manufacturing and finishing|
|Designer Properties Australia||Ms Julie Shaw||QLD|