Drilling Industry Reference Committee

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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
Employee Association Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) Glenn McLaren  Member WA
Employee Association Australian Workers Union (AWU) Shane Roulstone  Member NSW
Individual Expert Western Irrigation Andrew Ogden  Member  
Individual Expert K92 Mining, Papua New Guinea Ross Pickering  Member WA
Individual Expert Savanna Energy David Meesey  Deputy Chair QLD
Individual Expert Anytime Exploration Services Pty Ltd Ronnie Hill  Member WA
Individual Expert TDW Consulting / Australian Drilling Industry Association Tim Westcott Chair WA
Individual Expert Drillpower Queensland Steven Mathams  Member QLD
Individual Expert AMC Drilling Optimisation Matt Whittle  Member VIC
Individual Expert Australasian Assurance Services Rob Wallace  Member QLD
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Drilling Industry Association Peter Hall  Member WA
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance Jodie Badcock  Member SA
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. METS Ignited and National Energy Resources Australia Michelle Carey  Member WA
Government Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Waeel Ilahi  Member WA