Sorry can't help, I think you/he are best phoning to check.
We had a shed load and there is very little chance of me getting on a qantas flight again so we redeemed them on goods. I'm just showing off about me fancy new camera really, but have a look if there's anything you fancy?
You lose an awful lot of value if you buy goods though. It's a luxury for me to use them to upgrade flights and I think that's where you get your best money's worth too - although having said that the Emirates flights never seem to have spare seats on business for upgrades <<grrrr>>>