Industry Reference Committee
The Industry Reference Committee (IRC) was made up of people with experience, skills and knowledge in the agriculture and production horticulture industry, covering a breadth of experience from across relevant sectors.
The IRC acted as a conduit for industry to provide feedback to government about industry trends and skills needs, and has responsibility for overseeing the development of units of competency, skill sets and qualifications for the industry it services.
Throughout the duration of its role as a Skills Service Organisation, Skills Impact provided support services to a group of related IRCs so they could effectively connect and engage with industry about their skill needs. All IRCs were appointed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). Nominees operated in the best interest of the industry sector.
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|Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC)
|The Peak Council that represents retailers, processors, exporters and smallgoods manufacturers in the post-farm-gate meat industry. AMIC confers with members, governments and industry groups to influence policy and provide technical and other advice to the industry.
|Australian Meat Industry Employees Union (AMIEU)
|The union that represents the interests of workers in the meat industry including butchers, slaughterers, boners, smallgoods makers, wrapper packers, workers in abattoirs, boning rooms, slaughter houses, retail shops, supermarkets, smallgoods factories, wholesalers, caterers, by-products and rendering plants, meat markets, pre-packing areas, runner processors and various others sectors of the meat and by-product industry, such as drivers and salespeople.
Individual Industry Experts
|Expertise in meat processing
Amanda is a Project Manager at the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC).
|Expertise in beef processing
Glenn is Group Human Resources Manager at HW Greenham and Sons.
|Expertise in poultry
Mark is Teacher/Leading Vocational Teacher, Meat and Food Processing at South West Region, TAFE QLD.
|Expertise in meat retailing
Matthew is currently the Queensland Branch Secretary of the AMIEU.
|Michael Bayer (Chair)
|Expertise in general pork processing
Michael is currently the Quality Systems Manager at Big River Pork Pty Ltd.
|Expertise in beef processing.
Mick is currently the Training Manager for the Midfield Group.
|Expertise in sheep processing
Morna is General Manager, People & Culture at Thomas Food International.
|Expertise in smallgoods
Nick is currently Operations Manager at Tibaldi Australasia Pty Ltd.
|Expertise in meat retailing
Rod is the owner/operator of R&R Sellers Meats.
|Expertise in general meat processing
Scott is currently the Director-Project Manager at Response Learning.
Operating Framework for IRCs
IRCs provided the industry engagement mechanism at the centre of training package development (units of competency, skill sets and qualifications). They provided a conduit for industry feedback to government on industry trends and for promotion of VET. The primary purpose of the IRC was to provide advice to the AISC about the skills needs of their industry or sector, based on their experience and expertise.
IRCs performed the following functions, with support by Skills Impact:
- Gathered general intelligence for their industry sectors to inform advice on training package development and review
- Oversaw the development and review of training packages in accordance with the requirements of the AISC
- Oversaw 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
- Provided sign off on the work plan, business cases, cases for endorsement and other submissions for consideration by the AISC
- Reported to the AISC on progress of its work
- Promoted the use of VET in the sectors they represent.
Full details of the Operating Framework for Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) can be viewed here.