Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee

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The Community Sector and Development IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to Chaplaincy and/or Pastoral care, Community Services and Development, Indigenous and Environmental Health/Population Health, Volunteering, and Youth Services. These qualifications are included in the CHC 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 Community Sector and Development 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 Community Sector and Development IRC:



Category Organisation Representative Member Type Jurisdiction
Employee Association Australian Services Union Helen  Westwood  Member NSW
Professional Association Australian Community Workers Association Sha  Cordingley  Chair  VIC
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Territory Families (NT Government) Debra  Bennett   Member NT
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) John  Mikelsons  Member ACT
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Community Services & Health Industry Training Board (Vic) Andrew  Fleming  Deputy Chair VIC
Public Employer Department of Health and Human Services   Nigel  Brand  Member  VIC