Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee

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The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is pleased to announce the members of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC).

The Tourism, Travel and Hospitality IRC is responsible for thirty-three national training package qualifications relevant to job roles in Hotels, Resorts, Motels, Apartments, the Travel, Tourism and Events Industry Bars, Pubs, Restaurants, Clubs, Caravans and Holiday Parks, Tourism Hospitality Professionals, and aquatic and community recreation, fitness, outdoor adventure, outdoor recreation and sport.

These qualifications are included in the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality 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 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, SkillsIQ.

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 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality IRC:


Category Organisation Representative Member Type Jurisdiction
Employee Association Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union  Joanne  Knight  Member  
Employer / Enterprise Australian Travel Careers Council Rick Myatt  Member NSW
Employer / Enterprise Defence Catering  Lynda  Douglas   Member ACT
Employer / Enterprise Compass Group David  Gigg  Member NSW
Employer / Enterprise The Star Entertainment Group Janette  Illingsworth  Member NSW
Employer / Enterprise Hospitality Group Training Iain  McDougall  Member WA
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Hotels Association  Bradley  Woods  Chair  WA
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Restaurant and Catering Industry Association of Australia TBA    Member NSW
Peak/Advisory/Assoc.   Reyna  Mendes  Member WA
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia Claudia  Sagripanti  Member NSW
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Caravan Industry Association of Australia Stuart  Lamont   Member VIC
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Culinary Federation National Office Stephen  Lunn   Deputy Chair TAS
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Tourism Central Australia Patrick  Bedford  Member NT
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. The Australian Federation of Travel Agents TBA    Member  
Government   On-Hold Member