Timber and Wood Processing Industry Reference Committee

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The Timber and Wood Processing IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to the Australian forest and wood products industry which covers a diverse array of sectors from forest growing and management, harvesting and haulage, sawmilling and processing, timber manufactured products, wood panel and board production, through to timber building solutions and merchandising. The industry is an important contributor to the Australian economy.

These qualifications are included in the FWP - Forest and Wood Products Training Package 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 Timber and Wood Processing IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, Skills Impact. For more information visit Skills Impact.

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 Timber and Wood Processing IRC:

Category Organisation Representative Member Type Jurisdiction
Employee Association CFMEU Manufacturing Division Denise Campbell-Burns Member VIC
Government Forests Products Commission WA Suzanne McCavanagh Member WA
Industry Expert - Timber Processing   On-Hold    
Industry Expert - Timber Processing   Vacant    
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Timber NSW Maree McCaskill Member NSW
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. VAFI TBA    
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Victor Violante Member ACT
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Timber Queensland Clarissa Brandt Chair  QLD