First Aid Industry Reference Committee

The First Aid IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Basic emergency life support, Provide first aid, Emergency first aid response, Advanced first aid, Advanced resuscitation, and First aid services and resources. These qualifications are included in the HLT 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 First Aid 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 First Aid IRC:

Organisation Type Organisation  Member Home State
Employer Paramedical Services Dr Peter Mangles NSW
Surf Life Saving Australia Ms Pamela Simon NSW
St John Ambulance Australia Dr Damien Pearce ACT
Australian Red Cross Mr Anthony Cameron NSW
Department of Defence Ms Kylie Douglas ACT
Peak Association First Aid Industry Alliance Mr Ray Schroeder NSW
Royal Life Saving Society Mr Shaun Jackon NSW
National Institute of First Aid Trainers Mr Andy Panes (Chair) QLD
Council of Ambulance Authorities Ms Katherine Clews  WA
Registered Training Organisation TAFE SA Ms Teresa Hunter SA
Premium Health Ms Phillipa Wilson (Deputy Chair) VIC
Union Health Services Union Ms Leigh Svendsen VIC