Furnishing Industry Reference Committee

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 Lisa Chapman QLD
TOTAL 12 positions