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Flexible Learning Toolboxes are an initiative of the Australian Flexible Learning Framework for the vocational education and training (VET) system, industry and business.


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This product has been produced on behalf of the national training system. It was funded under the 2005 Australian Flexible Learning Framework administered by the Australian National Training Authority until 24 August 2005 and subsequently by the Commonwealth of Australia from that date.

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Other Acknowledgements/Credits

Lead agent: Holmesglen Training and Development

Contributing organisations: Alexander J Cook, Moran Furniture

Project managers: Joan Salmon/Linda Smart

Content development: Roy Tyrrell, Bill Presslor

Instructional design: Evelyn Flitman, Sue Chamberlain, Anne Thompson, Fiona Austin-Weber, David Scannell

Graphic design: Laura Bito

Multimedia development: Pasquale Stella, Timage Abdulwadud, Geordie Oxley, Vlad Mezin, Adam Lemmo, Rowan Peter, Nigel Thorne

Administration: Anne Whitehead, Debbie Mackin


The project team acknowledges the contribution of the following Steering Committee members:

Mr P AshleyHolmesglen Institute of TAFE

Mr I CookAlexander J Cook

Mr J CunninghamManufacturing Skills Australia

Mr C DunbarTAFESA Marleston Campus

Mr J HolstTAFESA Noarlunga Campus

Mr M KellyFurnishing Training Victoria

Ms A MannellCurriculum Maintenance Manager, Furnishing

Mr R Olivere-Works

Mr B PresslorIndustry consultant

Mr J SimpsonHolmesglen Institute of TAFE

Ms L Stannarde-Works

Mr A WatkinsMoran Furniture

Mr I WykesHunter Institute of Technology