Forest Management and Harvesting Industry Reference Committee

The Forest Management and Harvesting IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to the Australian forest and wood products industry which covers a diverse array of sectors from forest growing and management, harvesting and haulage, sawmilling and processing, timber manufactured products, wood panel and board production, through to timber building solutions and merchandising. The industry is an important contributor to the Australian economy.

These qualifications are included in the FWP - Forest and Wood Products 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 Forest Management and Harvesting IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, Skills Impact. For more information visit Skills Impact.

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 Forest Management and Harvesting IRC:

Category Organisation/Expertise Representative Coverage
Expertise Harvesting and Haulage Mr Tim Morrissey VIC
Forest Owners, Growers and Managers Mr Alan Rossouw SA
Government Forest Products Commission Ms Robin Austen National
Forestry Tasmania Mr Craig Patmore TAS
Forestry Corp Ms Sarah Hart NSW
Vic Forests Mr Bill Paul (Deputy Chair) VIC
Industry Skills Advisory Council NT Ms Pauline Halse NT
Employee Association Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union Ms Jane Calvert National
Peak/Advisory/ Association PF Olsen Mr Martin Crevatin National
Australian Forest Contractors Association Ms Stacey Gardiner (Chair) National
Forest Industry Council Mr David Priem National
Arboriculture Australia Mr Craig Hallam National