Furnishing Industry Reference Committee

The Furnishing IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to furnishings, kitchens, cabinets, glass, windows and doors and furnishing design, flooring and picture framing.

These qualifications are included in the MSF Training Package.

The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process, providing an 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, IBSA Manufacturing. For more information visit 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 for the Furnishing IRC:

Expertise Position Representative Coverage
Furniture design and technology Mr Alex Milne (Deputy Chair) National
Flooring technology Mr Andrew Lewis National
Wood machining Ms Bronwyn Foord National
Bedding; blinds, awnings, security screens and grills; furniture manufacturing (commercial/residential) Mr Dean Brakell National
Furniture finishing (commercial/residential) Ms Kay Gerard WA
Blinds, awnings, security screens and grills Mr Keith Phasey National
Interior decoration and design Ms Lisa Chapman National
Picture framing Mr Mark Heydon National
Glass and glazing Mr Patrick Gavaghan National
Furniture finishing Ms Patrizia Torelli (Chair) National
Flooring technology Mr Randy Flierman National
Kitchen/bathroom/cabinet making Mr Ronald Redman National