Children’s Education and Care Industry Reference Committee

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The Children's Education and Care IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to Early Childhood Educator and Education Aide job roles. These job roles provide education, care, support and assistance in a range of educational settings including independent schools and community settings.

These qualifications are included in the CHC Community Services 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 Children's Education and Care IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, SkillsIQ. For more information visit SkillsIQ.

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 Children's Education and Care IRC:

Category Organisation Representative Member Type Jurisdiction
Employee Association United Voice Emma  Cannen  Member NSW
Employee Association United Services Union Sue Kealy  Member NSW
Employer/Enterprise KU Children's Services Jan Faulkner  Member NSW
Employer/Enterprise Gowrie Victoria Anna  Frisch  Member VIC
RTO TAFE SA Dawn  Benjamin  Member SA
RTO Charles Darwin University Kim Hawkins  Deputy Chair NT
Government Early Childhood Education and Care, Department of Education (NT Government) Sue Longstaff  Member NT
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Community Children’s Services  Brian Newman  Chair  VIC
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) -    National Voice for our Children Sue-Anne Hunter  Member VIC
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) Michael  Farrell  Member NSW
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. National Outside School Hours Services Association Kylie  Branelly  Member QLD
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) Ann Marie  Chemello  Member WA
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Early Childhood Australia  Annette  Barwick  Member TAS
National Authority Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) Michael  Petrie  Member NSW