Direct Client Care and Support Industry Reference Committee

The Direct Client Care and Support IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to Disability, Mental health, Alcohol and other drugs, Leisure and health, Allied health assistance, and Health services assistance.

These qualifications are included in the CHC Community Services and HLT Health 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 Direct Client Care and Support 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 Direct Client Care and Support IRC:

Representation Type Organisation  Member Home state
Employer / Enterprise Aged Care Services Australia Group  / Japara Healthcare Sue Philpott VIC
Guide Dogs Queensland TBA QLD
Peak Body / Association National Disability Services Amanda Calwell-Smith (Chair) NSW
Aged and Community Services Australia Lee Veitch TAS
South Australian Network of Drug and Alcohol Services Michael White SA
Australian Community Workers Association Jesu Jacob VIC
Dieticians Association of Australia Suzanne Kennewell NSW
Mental Health Coordinating Council Jenny Reid NSW
Registered Training Organisation Charles Darwin University Kim Hawkins NT
TAFE Queensland Bev Charnley QLD
Union Health Services Union Leigh Svendsen VIC
Australian Services Union Helen Westwood NSW
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Jodie Davis (Deputy chair) ACT
Government Health Workforce Principal Committee Sue Alexander WA