Gas Industry Reference Committee

The Gas IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to the supply of natural gas via transmission and distribution pipelines, and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) via cylinders, to a variety of domestic and manufacturing customers. It does not refer to the extraction of gas from its source, nor the installation or maintenance of gas appliances within domestic or manufacturing environments.

These qualifications are included in the UEG11 Gas 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 Gas IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, Australian Industry Standards Limited (AIS). For more information visit AIS.

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 Gas IRC:

Category Organisation/Expertise Representative Coverage
Employer/Enterprise Origin Energy Mr Lindsay Eisemann
(Deputy Chair)
National
ATCO Gas Australia Mr Michael Broomhead WA
Jemena Mr Ashley Hartnell NSW, QLD, VIC
AusNet Services Mr Shaan Kanteti VIC
APA Group Ms Robyn Archer National
One position remains open for nomination from an employer/enterprise that primarily operates in a jurisdiction not already represented.    
Regulator Energy Safe Victoria Mr Liam Williams National
Peak/Advisory/ Association Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Mr Andrew Tsitas National
Gas Energy Australia Mr Geoff Perks National
Expertise Training Mr Joe Calabrese NSW
State Industry Training Board

The position will rotate every two years amongst states

NSW Utilities and Electrotechnology Industry Training Advisory Board Mr Norm Cahill National
Employee Association Transport Workers Union Mr Mick Wirrick National
Australian Workers’ Union Mr Shane Roulstone National