Extractive Industry Reference Committee

The Extractive IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to extractive industries (quarrying). Quarrying activity is geographically spread across the country and the most common quarry products in Australia are sand, gravel, sandstone and limestone.

These qualifications are included in the RII - Resources and Infrastructure 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 Extractive IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, PwC's Skills for Australia. For more information visit PwC's Skills for Australia.

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 Extractive IRC:

Category Organisation Representative Jurisdiction
Peak Body Institute of Quarrying Australia Ms Kylie Fahey National
Cement, Concrete and Aggregates Association Ms Ceridwen Jones NSW
State regulator Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Mr Waeel Ilahi WA
State association Construction Material Processors Association Ms Elizabeth Gibson (Chair) VIC
Employee association Australian Workers' Union Mr Sean Burke NSW
Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union Mr Glenn McLaren WA
Industry expertise Blasting Orica Mr Kamball Schafferius VIC
Industry expertise
Large operating industry enterprise
Holcim Mr Wesley Woodman (Deputy Chair)  NSW
Boral Construction Materials Mr Luke Tavener National
Hanson Ms Maria Floro NSW
Industry expertise Small or independent enterprise Nucrush Ms Fiona Petty QLD