Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Industry Reference Committee

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker industry. These qualifications are included in the HLT 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, SkillsIQ. For more information visit 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker IRC:

Organisation Category  Organisation Member Home State
Employer/ Enterprise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce, Qld Health Warren Locke (Chair) QLD
Aboriginal Health Policy Directorate, Department of Health Western Australian Melanie Robinson WA
Workforce Policy and Planning unit, People and Culture, ACT Health Jennie Gordon (Deputy Chair) ACT
Office of Aboriginal Health Policy and Engagement, Department of Health, Northern Territory Kelly King NT
Qld Aboriginal and Islander Health Council Chris Eldridge QLD
Apunipima Cape York Health Council Michelle Ewing NT
Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory Sharon Wallace NT
Peak / Advisory / Association National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Dawn Casey ACT
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association Karl Briscoe ACT
RTO Health and Education Training Council Margaret Quartermaine WA
Union Health Services Union Jorge Navas SA
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Jodie Davis ACT
Government Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing Brenton Rodgers  ACT