Complementary Health Industry Reference Committee

The Complementary Health IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to Ayurveda, Aromatherapy, Kinesiology, Massage and Remedial Massage Therapy, Shiatsu, Reflexology, and Traditional Chinese Medicine/Massage. 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 Complementary Health 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 Complementary Health IRC:

Representation Type Organisation  Member Home State
Peak / Advisory / Association International Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine Association Ms Karen Mackenzie QLD
Australian Association for Laser Therapy Dr Meikin Li Rees NSW
Massage & Myotherapy Australia Ms Marsha Ellis (Chair) VIC
Association of Massage Therapists Ms Rebecca Barnett NSW
Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia Ms Anne McDermott NSW
Australian Kinesiology Association Mr Hugo Tobar NSW
Australian Traditional Medicine Society Mr Peter Berryman QLD
Employer/Enterprise Vibe Ayurveda Ms Vanita Sharma (Deputy chair) VIC
School of Integrated Body Therapy Ms Maggie Sands NSW
Registered Training Organisation Australian Council for Private Education and Training Dr Sarath Jayawardana WA
Canberra Institute of Technology Ms Sara Dukic ACT