Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee

The Community Sector and Development IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to Chaplaincy and/or Pastoral care, Community Services and Development, Indigenous and Environmental Health/Population Health, Volunteering, and Youth Services. These qualifications are included in the CHC 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 Community Sector and Development 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 Community Sector and Development IRC:


Representation Type  Organisation Member Home state
Public Employer Victorian Department of Human Services Nigel Brand VIC
Private Employer Northern Volunteering Donatella Amos SA
Peak Associations
Community Services and Health Industry Training Board Andrew Fleming (Deputy Chair) VIC
Territory Families (NT Government) Debra Bennett NT
Health and Community Services Workforce Inc. Craig Hodges QLD
Professional Association Australian Community Workers Association Sha Cordingley (Chair) VIC
Peak Advisory Body Australian Council of Social Services John Mikelsons NSW
Registered Training Organisations


Australian Council For Private Education and Training TBC  
TAFE NSW / TAFE Directors Australia Eva-Maya Spannari NSW
Government NSW Department of Family and Community Services Tammy Oliver NSW
Union Australian Services Union Helen Westwood NSW