Drilling Industry Reference Committee

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IRC membership details are updated each quarter.

The Drilling IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to drilling mining operations. Drilling is mined in both underground and open cut operations with the latter sharing qualifications with open cut metalliferous mining and quarrying.

These qualifications are included in the RII - Resources and Infrastructure 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 Drilling IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, PwC's Skills for Australia. For more information visit PwC's 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 Drilling IRC:

Category Organisation Representative Member Type  Jurisdiction
Peak/Advisory/Association Australian Drilling Industry Association Peter Hall Member WA
Government Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Waeel Ilahi Member WA
Peak/Advisory/Association Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance Jodie Badcock Member SA
Peak/Advisory/Association METS Ignited and National Energy Resources Australia Michelle Carey Member WA
Individual Expert Western Irrigation Andrew Ogden Member WA
Individual Expert Resolute Drilling John Sullivan Member SA
Individual Expert AP5 Consulting Ross Pickering Member WA
Individual Expert Savanna Energy David Meesey Deputy Chair QLD
Individual Expert Anytime Exploration Services Ronnie Hill Member WA
Individual Expert TDW Consulting / Australian Drilling Industry Association Tim Westcott Chair WA
Individual Expert AMC Drilling Optimisation Matt Whittle Member VIC
Union    Australian Workers' Union Shane Roulstone Member NSW