Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry Reference Committee

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 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
Employee Association Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia Jenny Kruschel  Member VIC
Industry Expertise Indigo leaf Alison Bradshaw  Member NSW
Industry Expertise Australian Institute of Creative Design Hilde Heim  Member QLD
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 Full Circle Fibres Meriel Chamberlin  Member QLD
Industry Expertise Millie Gilbert Design Services Millie Gilbert  Member NSW
Industry Expertise Commercial Laundry On-Hold    
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Specialised Textile Association Ana Drougas  Member VIC
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Fashion Council John Condilis  Member VIC