More Consultation For Textile Industry

Date —

25 Nov 2019

Industry Sector/s —
Vocational Education & Training

Summary —

Innovation & Business Skills Australia (IBSA) is undertaking a second round of public consultation regarding the Industrial Sewing Skill Set. They are seeking feedback from those with an interest in the industry by Thursday 5 December 2019.

Key Issues —

IBSA held a public consultation forum on 15 October 2019 on the development of national qualifications for the industry and the apparent mismatch of skills and business needs.

The proposed Skill Set and draft units have been revised based on stakeholder feedback and reviewed by subject matter experts on the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for industrial sewing.

Key revisions from Round 1 Consultation —

  • Minor changes to performance criteria, performance evidence and knowledge evidence to support increased flexibility and cross-sector application of the units.
  • Clarification of references to Australian Standards and inclusion of reference to product-specific personal protective equipment knowledge.
  • The inclusion of the Foundation Skills field in each unit where these skills are not explicit enough in the performance criteria.

Full details of Round 1 Consultation —

To ensure you have the opportunity to provide feedback during the second consultation round, please email your feedback to by Thursday 5 December 2019, with the subject line ‘Industrial Sewing’.

Consultation webinars are being held on Wednesday 27 November 2019 and Wednesday 4 December 2019.

Consultation webinars —

Member Engagement —

ITECA’s ability to play a lead role in matters associated with this issue rests on the advice and guidance of individuals serving on the ITECA Vocational Education Reference Committee.

Further Information —

For more information on this issue please send an email to or telephone 1300 421 017.  Stay up to date via Twitter @ITECAust or via Facebook at

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