Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee

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IRC membership details are updated each quarter.

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
Peak Association Australian Community Workers Association Sha Cordingley Chair  VIC
Peak Associations Territory Families (NT Government) Debra Bennett  Member NT
Peak Advisory Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) TBA Member NSW
Union Australian Services Union Helen Westwood Member NSW
Peak Association Community Services & Health Industry Training Board (Vic) Andrew Fleming Deputy Chair VIC
Employer Department of Health and Human Services   Nigel Brand Member VIC