Corrections Industry Reference Committee

The Corrections IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to Justice Services, Correctional Practices, Administration and Management.
These qualifications are included in the CSC Corrections 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 Corrections IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, Australian Industry Standards Ltd. 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 Corrections IRC:

Organisation type Organisation Representative Coverage
Peak/Advisory/Association Probation and Community Corrections Officers Association of Australia Ms Yolanda Sanders National
Employee Representative Community and Public Sector Union Mr John Welch National
Employer/Enterprise

One or more of these representatives have expertise in the following areas:

  • indigenous cultural competence;
  • mental health and drug addiction; and
  • juvenile detention.
Corrective services departments or agencies
ACT Corrective Services Ms Jacqui Retford ACT
Corrective Services NSW Mr Gary McCahon NSW
Department of Justice and Regulation VIC Mr Harley Flynn VIC
Queensland Corrective Services Mr Alan Butler QLD
Department of Justice WA Ms Deborah Harvey WA
Department for Correctional Services SA Ms Scharlene Lamont SA
Tasmania Prison Service Ms Amanda Bannister (Chair) TAS
NT Correctional Services Mr Cameron Tyrrell NT
Non-government corrective services contractors:
G4S Australia & New Zealand Mr Chris Lockwood
(Deputy Chair)
VIC
Serco Asia Pacific Mr Ian Tindale QLD, WA
The GEO Group Australia Ms Belinda Kassoua NSW, QLD, VIC