The Rural and Related Industry Reference Committee for skills (IRC) is currently being reviewed in a process established by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) on behalf of the Australian Government.
This committee, on behalf of industry, is responsible for overseeing the development of occupational and skills standards, and qualifications in the following industry training packages.
- AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package
- ACM10 Animal Care and Management Training Package
It is proposed that industry is supported by two new Skills Committees, the:
- Animal Care and Management IRC to have responsibility for the ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package, and
- Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management IRC to have responsibility for the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.
The proposed structure for these two new Skills IRCs is now open for public comment and consultation on the AISC website, until COB Wednesday 5 October 2016.
Click here to feedback on the proposed structure of the Animal Care and Management Skills Committee I
Click here to feedback on the proposed structure of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Skills Committee
At this stage, industry stakeholders are only being asked to comment on the proposed structure, to ensure it is representative of the industry and sectors. Once the structure has been agreed, the AISC will call for nominations against the vacant positions.
Visit the AISC website for further information about the review process.
The structure and membership of all 70 Skills Committees (IRCs) (that together cover all Australian industries) are being reviewed to ensure the best possible industry coverage and expertise to support training package development.