Automotive Heavy Vehicle Industry Reference Committee

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IRC membership details are updated each quarter.

The Automotive Heavy Vehicle IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to the following sectors within the automotive heavy vehicle industry: Automotive mechanical heavy vehicle sector that services and repairs heavy vehicles, including agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles and mobile plant machinery; and Automotive bus, truck and trailer manufacturing sector that includes component parts suppliers and the manufacturers of specialised vehicles, such as fire engines, street sweepers and emergency service vehicles.

These qualifications are included in the AUR – Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package and the AUM – Automotive Manufacturing Training Package.

The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process, providing opportunity for 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 Automotive Heavy Vehicle IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation PricewaterhouseCoopers Skills for Australia. For more information, visit Skills for Australia.

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 Automotive Heavy Vehicle IRC:

Category Organisation Representative Member Type Jurisdiction
Employee Association Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union Bill Thanas  Member QLD
Employer/Enterprise Department of Defence Wayne Allan  Member VIC
Employer/Enterprise Thiess Scott Randall  Member QLD
Employer/Enterprise Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers Louise Azzopardi  Member NSW
Employer/Enterprise Case New Holland Industrial Darryl Piper  Member NSW
Employer/Enterprise Macmahon Holdings Limited Dale Henry Chair WA
RTO Kangan Institute TAFE Colin Miller  Member VIC
Peak/Advisory/Assoc.   On-Hold    
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Tractor and Machinery Association of Australia Gary Northover  Member VIC
Peak/Advisory/Assoc.   On-Hold    
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Australia Phillip Hodges  Member VIC