Direct Client Care and Support Industry Reference Committee

The Direct Client Care and Support IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to Aged and home care, 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 Member Organisation Home state
Employer / Enterprise Sue Philpott Aged Care Services Australia Group  / Japara Healthcare VIC
  Position Vacant  
Peak Body / Association Amanda Calwell-Smith National Disability Services NSW
To be advised Aged and Community Services NSW
Michael White South Australian Network of Drug and Alcohol Services SA
Jesu Jacob Australian Community Workers Association VIC
Suzanne Kennewell Dieticians Association of Australia NSW
Jenny Reid Mental Health Coordinating Council NSW
Registered Training Organisation Kim Hawkins Charles Darwin University NT
Bev Charnley TAFE Queensland QLD
Union Leigh Svendsen Health Services Union VIC
Helen Westwood Australian Services Union NSW
Jodie Davis Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation ACT
Government Sue Alexander Health Workforce Principal Committee