Committee Membership

The Timber Building Solutions Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has responsibility for overseeing the development of units of competency, skill sets and qualifications relative to the following sectors:

  • Timber Merchandising
  • Timber Manufactured Products
  • Timber Truss and Frame
  • Timber Merchandising

All IRCs are appointed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). Skills Impact provides support services to a group of related IRCs so they can effectively connect and engage with industry about their skill needs. For further information about this IRC please contact us.

The IRC is made up of people with experience, skills and knowledge in the Timber Building Solutions industry. Nominees operate in the best interest of the industry sector.

Organisation Represented
Nominee
Organisation Overview
CFMEU Forests and Furnishing Products Division Jane Calvert Employee representative body for employees working in forest and furnishing products industry.
Engineered Wood Products Association of Australia Dave Gover (Chair) Represents the veneer, plywood and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and wood panel manufacturers in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, and suppliers of related goods and services to the industry.
Frame and Truss Manufacturers Association Kersten Gentle (Deputy Chair) Represents fabricators of and suppliers to the pre-fabricated timber Truss and Wall frame industry.
Timber and Building Materials Association Steve Cunningham Represents timber and building material merchants, suppliers, manufacturers, frame and truss fabricators, wholesalers and timber importers.
Timber Merchants Association Eric Siegers Represents timber merchants with a focus on timber products promotion, sustainable building practice, pricing; and government representation with respect to Chain of custody and Certification for timber, life cycle assessment and Green Star building regulations.
Individual Industry Experts
Required Expertise
Mark Lourigan Expertise in one or more of the following sub sectors of Timber Processing, including business engaged in:

  • CLT and LVL manufacture
  • Wholesaling, importing and exporting

Mark is currently employed by Hyne Timber.

 

Operating Framework for IRCs

IRCs provide the industry engagement mechanism at the centre of training package development (units of competency, skill sets and qualifications). They provide a conduit for industry feedback to government on industry trends and for promotion of VET. The primary purpose of the IRC is to provide advice to the AISC about the skills needs of their industry or sector, based on their experience and expertise.

IRCs perform the following functions, with support by Skills Impact:

  • Gather general intelligence for their industry sectors to inform advice on training package development and review
  • Oversight the development and review of training packages in accordance with the requirements of the AISC
  • Oversight the development of the IRC work plan by the SSO, advising who should be included in the consultation and the type of information to include
  • Provide sign off on the work plan, business cases, cases for endorsement and other submissions for consideration by the AISC
  • Report to the AISC on progress of its work
  • Promote the use of VET in the sectors they represent.

Full details of the Operating Framework for Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) can be viewed here.