Direct Client Care and Support Industry Reference Committee

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is pleased to call for nominations from industry stakeholders for membership of the Direct Client Care and Support Industry Reference Committee (IRC).  Nominations were open until COB Friday 17 February 2017.

The Direct Client Care and Support IRC have responsibility for fifteen qualifications, in the CHC - Community Services Training Package and HLT - Health Training Package

The AISC seeks to ensure that the membership of the Direct Client Care and Support IRC, as a whole, provides the best possible industry coverage and expertise to support training package development for the industry.
The AISC is looking for individuals with extensive experience in, and knowledge of, their industry sector, with the capacity to proactively apply these attributes to the work of the IRC.

Please note that while it may not be possible to include every nominee on the IRC, it is important to remember that SkillsIQ and the IRC will consult widely during the training package development process.  This will be supported by Technical Advisory Committee members who may be consulted on technical and related specific industry information on an as-needs basis to support the decision-making of the committee.

Further information about the role of IRCs and how they will operate can be found in the IRC operating framework.

Direct Client Care and Support IRC Structure - Feedback

The draft structure for the Direct Client Care IRC was published on this website on 14 December 2016, providing an opportunity for industry to comment on whether the structure would adequately represent the industry.  The AISC welcomed the comments received from a range of stakeholders. Feedback was generally supportive of the proposed structure although comments were received about addressing the needs of remote Indigenous students, employers, community members, trainers/assessor and disability groups.  Feedback also identified a need to extend union representation by one additional member.  Following further consultation with the IRC, an additional union position has been included while it was considered that the proposed structure adequately covered the remaining suggestions.

For more information about the review process, please refer to the IRC review page.

Organisations that have already been allocated a position on the IRC do not have to submit a nomination.
The AISC will directly invite these organisations to nominate their representative.

Note: In nominating for a position on the IRC, please be aware that if you are successful your name, organisation, state, and position will be made publicly available on the AISC website.


Organisation Type



No. of Reps




Open / Allocated



Employer/ Enterprise 2



Open for nomination


A public (1) and a private (1) employer representative to reflect both types of employment and skills needs within the industry


Peak body/






Open for nomination


Nominees from associations that represent major industry groupings providing direct client care. Organisations may be membership based and/or delivering programs and services that support the sector













Open for nomination


Membership in this category could include a public, private, not for profit or enterprise RTO, that delivers the qualifications for this industry sector.

A national RTO peak body or national membership association representing the views of its members could also be appropriate for inclusion.

In some cases, organisations that fall under this category may also perform a dual function as an employer or peak body/association.









  • Health Services Union
  • Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
  • Australian Services Union



An appropriate representative will be advised by each individual organisation.






  • Health Workforce Principal Committee

The Health Workforce Principal Committee will advise an appropriate representative.