Animal Care and Management Industry Reference Committee

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IRC membership details are updated each quarter.

The Animal Care and Management IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to veterinary services, animal breeding services, pet and companion animal services, captive wildlife operations, animal technology, hunting and trapping. Animal care and management, especially animal welfare, has relevance to a number of sectors, including agriculture, racing, sport and recreation, medical research, local government and conservation. The new committee provides a central point for coordinated engagement across sectors.

These qualifications are included in the ACM Animal Care and 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 Animal Care and Management 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 Animal Care and Management IRC:

Category Organisation Representative Member Type Jurisdiction
Employer/Enterprise Taronga Conservation Society Australia Elly Neumann Member NSW
Industry Expert - Veterinary and Related Services Good 2 Go Equine Dentistry Belinda Smith Member NSW
Industry Expert Pet and Companion Animal Services Animal Magic Pet Grooming  Brenton Myatt Member QLD
Industry Expert - Animal Care, Handling and Welfare   Julie Fiedler Member VIC
Industry Expert - Pet and Companion Animal Services Wagging School Dog Trainer Kaye Hargreaves Member VIC
Industry Expert - Animal Control and Regulation Animal Pest Management Services Michael Butcher Member WA
Industry Expert - Captive Wildlife Operations Zoologica Veterinary Robert Johnson Member NSW
Industry Expert - Veterinary and Related Services Veterinary Advisory Services Tim Mather Member ACT
Industry Expert - Animal Breeding Services Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) Ron  Fleming Member WA
Industry Expert - Veterinary and Related Services Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC Bonny Cumming Member NT
Industry Expert - Animal Technology Australian and New Zealand Laboratory Animal Association Inc.  Natalie Stunnell Member NSW
Industry Expert - Animal Care, Handling and Welfare Greencross Michelle Storey Member NSW
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. AVA Australian Veterinary Association Julia Crawford Chair  NSW
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. VNCA Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia Rebecca Coventry Deputy Chair NSW