Who Are We

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is made up of Industry leaders from across Australia who are responsible for national training package product development under our Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

Our membership brings together expertise across a broad range of sectors.

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Industry Reference Committees

Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) are the formal channel for considering industry skills requirements in the development and review of training packages. Each IRC is made up of people with close links to industry. They are leaders in their own sectors from big business to small enterprise and peak bodies to unions, who understand the skills needs of their sector, industry or occupation.

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COVID-19 - AISC Response

The AISC is committed to ensuring that our national training system can rapidly respond to areas of critical workforce and skill needs arising as a result of the impact of COVID-19.

From April to December 2020, the AISC established an Emergency Response Sub-Committee (the sub-committee) at the request of Skills Ministers. This sub-committee met regularly to consider the impact of the pandemic on training needs, and also commissioned a number of new skill sets to better support rapid upskilling and reskilling of displaced workers.

Although the sub-committee is no longer meeting, the AISC will continue to explore opportunities to support businesses to meet urgent and unmet skills needs during the COVID-19 economic recovery period.