About the International Fibre Centre

IFC is a Victorian Government Public Entity that provides assistance for skills development specifically for the textiles and fibre industry.

It has a strong focus on bridging the gap between the training services currently provided and the changing needs of industry.

Effective training programs, sustainable business growth, better-skilled staff and sharing more industry intelligence are key elements of the IFC’s mandate.

The IFC Brokerage and Consultancy Service developed a model that supports workforce development titled "Emerging Manufacturing Skills." (eMSkills)  This is delivered through education, research, training and skills programs.  eMSkills assists industry in the transition from traditional manufacturing to advanced manufacturing by bridging the gap between industry needs and institutional capability. eMSkills program delivery is set on a platform of 4 pillars of business success:

  • productivity / competitiveness
  • sustainability
  • innovation
  • internationalization / collaboration

and executed in an environment of multi-disciplinary and cross-sector partnership.

The IFC is a company limited by guarantee and managed by the Chief Executive Officer who reports to the Board. The Board of Directors represents the interests of various textile industry sectors and directors are appointed by the Minister for Training and Skills.

Our Head Office is situated at the Waurn Ponds Campus of Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Campus. [Map]


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