Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry Reference Committee

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IRC membership details are updated each quarter.

The Textile, Clothing and Footwear IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to sectors which process natural and synthetic materials, such as early stage wool processing, cotton ginning, and hide, skin and leather processing; production sectors, including clothing, textile, footwear, leather goods and technical textiles; and service sectors, including dry cleaning operations, laundry operations and footwear repair.

These qualifications are included in the MST Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package.

The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process, providing an 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 Textile, Clothing and Footwear IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, IBSA Manufacturing. For more information visit IBSA Manufacturing.

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 Textile, Clothing and Footwear IRC:

Category Organisation Representative Member Type  Jurisdiction
Industry Expertise Indigo leaf Alison Bradshaw Member NSW
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Specialised Textile Association Ana Drougas Member VIC
Union Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia Jenny Kruschel Member VIC
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Fashion Council John Condilis Member VIC
Industry Expertise Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council WA Kay Gerard Member WA
Industry Expertise LDCT Laundry, Dry Cleaning Training Kerryn Wollington Deputy Chair NSW
Industry Expertise NSW Industry Training Advisory Body Leon Drury Chair NSW
Industry Expertise Apparel and Textile Industry Group Meriel Chamberlin Member QLD
Industry Expertise Millie Gilbert Design Services Millie Gilbert Member NSW
Industry Expertise On-hold Member