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Furnishing Industry Reference Committee: Skills forecast and proposed schedule of work 2018-2022 – MSF Furnishing Training Package

The Furnishing Industry plays an important role servicing urban and regional areas in all Australian states and territories. There are major hubs located on the eastern seaboard. A number of specialised sectors make up the Australian Furnishing Industry including: Blinds, awnings, security screens and grills installation; Flooring technology; Furniture design and technology also known as furniture manufacturing; Furniture finishing also known as French polishing; Glass and glazing; Interior decoration and design; Kitchen/bathroom/cabinet design, manufacture and installation; Manufacturing of bedding, blinds, awnings, security screens and grills (commercial/residential); Picture framing; Timber and composite machining also known as wood machining., The skills forecast includes: Sector overview – industry snapshot, training snapshot, challenges and opportunities; Employment and skills outlook; Key drivers for change and proposed responses; Training product review – current activities: 2016-17 activities, 2017-18 activities; Training product review – priorities 2018-2022; Proposed schedule of work 2018-19 to 2021-22; 2018-19 Case for change; Appendix A: Future skills outcomes – trends, considerations for training; Appendix B: Employment in furnishing occupations; Appendix C: Employment in furnishing occupations by age group; Appendix D: Occupation classifications; Appendix E: Training package enrolment snapshot.