Aviation Industry Reference Committee

The Aviation IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to Aerodrome Operations, Airport Safety, Ground Operations, Cargo Services, Customer Service, Aviation Transport Protection, Aviation Search and Rescue, Management and Supervision, Air Traffic Control, Flight Operations (Pilots – aeroplane, helicopter, commercial, military, remote and pilot in command) and Flight Instruction.

These qualifications are included in the AVI Aviation 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 Aviation 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 Aviation IRC:

Organisation/Category Organisation Representative Coverage (Home State)
Peak/Advisory/Association Australian Airports Association Ms Caroline Wilkie National (ACT)
Aviation/Aerospace Australia Mr Adam Burford (Chair) National (VIC)
The Royal Aeronautical Society Australian Division Mr Douglas Nancarrow National (NSW)
Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA) Mr Peter Howe National (QLD)
Regional Aviation Association of Australia Mr Mike Higgins National (ACT)
Australian Association for Unmanned Systems Mr Greg Tyrrell National (VIC)
Employer/Enterprise Qantas Airways Limited Ms Jenny Gazdek National (NSW)
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Mr Stephen Leahy (Deputy Chair) National (NSW)
One position remains open for nomination from an employer or enterprise
Employee Representative Australian Services Union Mr Matt Norrey National (VIC)
Australian Airline Pilots' Association (AusALPA) Mr David Mogford National (NSW)
Government Airservices Australia Ms Claire Roberts National (ACT)
Department of Defence Ms Lynda Douglas National (ACT)
Regulator Civil Aviation Safety Authority Mr Roger Crosthwaite National (ACT)