IRC membership details are updated each quarter.
The Agriculture and Production Horticulture IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to the production of food and fibre including livestock farming, mixed farming, broadacre cropping, production horticulture, and irrigation, pest management and agricultural support services relating to these industries.
These qualifications are components of the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.
The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process providing opportunity for any interested parties to make a contribution.
Technical Advisory Committees may also be established to inform future work, utilising a broad range of stakeholders with technical and specific industry knowledge.
The Agriculture and Production Horticulture IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, Skills Impact. For more information visit Skills Impact.
Further information about the role of IRCs and how they operate can be found in the IRC Operating Framework.
The AISC has approved the following members for the Agriculture and Production Horticulture IRC:
|Industry Expert||Irrigation Australia||Geoff Harvey||Chair||QLD|
|Industry Expert||Fresh Growth||Dianne Fullelove||Member||QLD|
|Industry Expert||TAFE NSW||Jacqueline Heap||Member||NSW|
|Peak/Advisory/Association||Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited||TBA||Member||NSW|
|Peak/Advisory/Association||Western Australian Farmers||John Kargotich||Member||WA|
|Industry Expert||Victorian Farmers Federation||Meg Parkinson||Member||VIC|
|Industry Expert||Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA||Gordon Verrall||Member||WA|
|Industry Expert||Department of Agriculture and Fisheries QLD||Rick Whistler||Deputy Chair||QLD|
|Peak/Advisory/Association||Northern Territory Farmers Association (NT Farmers)||Greg Owens||Member||NT|
|Industry Expert||Food, Fibre & Timber Industries Training Council WA||Judi Forsyth||Member||WA|
|Employee Representative||Australian Workers Union - National||Shane Roulstone||Member||NSW|
|Peak/Advisory/Association||National Farmers Federation (NFF)||Reginald Kidd||Member||NSW|
|Industry Expert||TAFE NSW||Rob Fenton||Member||NSW|
|Industry Expert||Paynter Farms Ellinbank||Ron Paynter||Member||VIC|