Water Industry Reference Committee

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The Water IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to occupations involved in water industry operations (generalist, treatment, networks, source, irrigation, hydrography, trade waste), treatment (drinking water, waste water) and irrigation.

These qualifications are included in the NWP National Water 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 Water IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, Australian Industry Standards (AIS). For more information visit AIS.

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 Water IRC:

Category Organisation Representative Member Type Jurisdiction
Employee Association United Services Union/Australian Service Union David Scott Member NSW
Employer/Enterprise South Australian Water Akhil Palta Member SA
Employer/Enterprise Queensland Water David Cameron Member QLD
Employer/Enterprise Sydney Water Corporation Les  Dallis Member NSW
Employer/Enterprise TasWater Melissa  Flynn Member TAS
Employer/Enterprise Water Corporation Neil Hooley Member WA
Employer/Enterprise VIC Water Peter  Morison  Member VIC
Employer/Enterprise Icon Water TBA Member ACT
Employer/Enterprise Power and Water Corporation Lorna  Black Member NT 
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australian Water Association Debra Henderson Member VIC
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) George Wall Chair  VIC
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Water Services Association of Australia Jeff Rigby Member VIC
Sector expertise Wannon Water  Anthony  Evans  Deputy Chair VIC
Sector expertise NSW Water Directorate Jason Ip Member NSW