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MST Textiles, Clothing & Footwear Training Package - Round 2 Consultation 1 Oct 2018

IBSA Manufacturing is seeking your feedback on Draft 2 training package components for the MST Buying Skills Project, now available for public consultation.

As the Skills Service Organisation (SSO) for the Textiles, Clothing & Footwear industry, IBSA Manufacturing is currently reviewing and developing ‘Buying Skills’ components for the Textiles, Clothing & Footwear Training Package (MST) to ensure that units and qualifications reflect industry requirements. The review is required because of significant changes in the industry since this training package content was developed. The TCF Industry Reference Committee (IRC) guides this development work and has nominated a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to provide industry expertise.


The 2018 Buying Skills in Fashion and Textiles project involves:

  • Review of 2 qualifications - MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising, MST60116 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising; development of 1 new skill set unit and 1 new unit; and the review of 15 existing units to provide a targeted specialised buying focus to meet industry needs

  • Strengthening the alignment between required skills, units and the qualifications to improve job outcomes

  • Strengthening key buying skills, analytical skills and spread sheet literacy, along with improved foundation skills including mathematical literacy

All content has been updated to reflect current industry practice and to comply with the National Standards for Training Packages.

Providing feedback

To provide your feedback, please complete the Feedback Form and return to by Friday 5th October 2018.

Please add the name of the discussion paper in the subject line of the email.

Please provide both feedback regarding further suggested changes as well as your agreement with what has been proposed. It is just as important for us to receive feedback telling us you agree with the proposed changes as it is to provide feedback with suggested changes.

For more information please contact David Galbraith on M: 0499 490 329 or 03 9815 7099. Alternatively you can also contact Marian Taylor via email or phone 08 9361 2800.

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