Automotive Allied Industry Reference Committee

The Automotive Allied IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to the following sectors: Bicycle sector that sells, services and repairs bicycles, parts and accessories; Marine sector that services and repairs the mechanical and electrical systems of marine vessels, and that includes both pleasure vessels up to 100 feet long and small commercial vessels; Motorcycle sector, including service and repair; Outdoor power equipment sector that provides sales, service and repair of electrical and mechanical systems of outdoor power equipment, and that includes both domestic and commercial equipment such as chainsaws, brush cutters, jack hammers, concrete polishers as well the rental equipment market; and automotive sales, parts, administration and management sector that buys and sells automotive vehicles and parts, including administration and management roles in businesses.

These qualifications are included in the AUR – Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package.

The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process, providing opportunity for 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 Automotive Allied IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation PricewaterhouseCoopers Skills for Australia. For more information, visit Skills for Australia.

Further information about the role of IRCs and how they operate can be found in the IRC Operating Framework. (insert hyperlink to

The AISC has approved the following members for the Automotive Allied IRC:

Category Organisation Representative Jurisdiction
Employers / Individuals / Peak organisations / Associations TBC    
Hunts Marine Mr Ian Coops NSW
Self-employed Mr Karl Fischer WA
Bendigo Kangan Institute Mr Gary Atherton VIC
Yamaha Motor Australia Pty. Ltd. Mr Nathan Ellery NSW
Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce Mr Ian Fleet VIC
Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers Mr Micahel Fittler NSW
Key industry bodies Outdoor Power Equipment Association Mr Stephen Kenna NSW
Boating Industry Association Australia Mr Michael Jarvin NSW
Bicycle Industries Australia Mr Peter Bourke VIC
Motor Trades Association of Australia Mr Stephen Moir WA