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Nominations Open: Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation & Land Management IRCs

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The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) is calling for nominations for all positions on the following Industry Reference Committees (IRCs).

  • Agriculture and Production Horticulture IRC
  • Amenity Horticulture, Landscaping, Conservation and Land Management IRC

These two IRCs will have responsibility for overseeing the development of occupational skills standards and qualifications within the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.
The AISC is looking for individuals with extensive experience in and knowledge of their industry sector, with the capacity to proactively apply these attributes to the work of the IRCs. Further details are below.

Nominations for both IRCs are open until COB Monday 10 April 2017.
Until now, the Rural and Related Industries IRC has been responsible for overseeing the development of occupational skills standards within the AHC Training Package. The AISC received feedback from industry to replace the Rural and Related IRC with three IRCs, given industry concerns about the breadth of the former IRC’s portfolio. The third IRC is Animal Care and Management, which is in the final stages of finalisation, with nominations closing last week.

Agriculture and Production Horticulture IRC

The AISC is calling for nominations for 15 vacant positions:

  • 3 positions are open to organisations that can represent and have access to networks to give broad representation to the following areas:
    • Livestock farming
      • Sheep farming
      • Beef cattle farming
      • Mixed farming
      • Dairy cattle farming
      • Poultry farming
      • Other livestock farming
    • Broad acre cropping
      • Grain growing
      • Fodder growing
      • Sugar cane growing
      • Cotton growing
      • Seed production
    • Production Horticulture
      • Floriculture production
      • Nut growing
      • Vegetable growing
      • Fruit growing
  • 11 positions open to individuals with particular expertise/access to networks in one or more of the following sub sectors. At least 2 individuals will have expertise in agricultural business practice and at least 1 individual will have expertise in agriculture targeting niche markets.
    • Livestock and Broadacre Farming
      • Sheep farming
      • Beef cattle farming
      • Mixed farming
      • Dairy cattle farming
      • Poultry farming
      • Other livestock farming
      • Grain growing
      • Fodder growing
      • Sugar cane growing
      • Cotton growing
      • Seed production
    • Production Horticulture
      • Floriculture production
      • Nut growing
      • Vegetable growing
      • Fruit growing
    • Organic farming
    • Agricultural support services
    • Agricultural irrigation
    • Agricultural chemicals
      • Vertebrate and invertebrate pest management
      • Weed management
      • Integrated pest management
  • 1 position is open to an organisation to represent employees.

 

Nominate on the AISC website

Amenity Horticulture, Landscaping, Conservation and Land Management IRC

The AISC is calling for nominations for 15 vacant positions:

  • 2 positions are open to organisations that can represent and have access to networks in the following sub-sectors:
    • Production Nursery
    • Retail Nursery
    • Turf
    • Landscaping
    • Parks and Gardens
    • Botanical Gardens
  • 4 positions are open to individuals with particular expertise/access to networks in one or more of the following sub-sectors:
    • Production Nursery
    • Retail Nursery
    • Turf
    • Landscaping
    • Parks and Gardens
    • Botanical Gardens
    • Arboriculture
  • 1 position is open to an individual with particular expertise/access to networks in irrigation for amenity horticulture.
  • 2 positions are open to individuals with particular expertise/access to networks in one or more of the following sub-sectors:
    • Vertebrate and invertebrate pest management
    • Weed management
    • Integrated pest management
  • 1 position is open to an organisation that can represent and have access to networks in the following areas:
    • Nature reserves and conservation parks
    • Botanical gardens
    • Land care and management
  • 2 positions are open to individuals with particular expertise/access to networks in one or more of the following sub-sectors:
    • Nature reserves and conservation parks
    • Botanical gardens
    • Land care and management
    • Permaculture
  • 1 position is open to an organisation or an individual with particular expertise/access to networks in Indigenous conservation and management.
  • 1 position is open to an organisation to represent employees.

 

Nominate on the AISC website