Printing and Graphic Arts Industry Reference Committee

The Printing and Graphic Arts IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to the following specialisations within the printing and graphic arts sector: Cardboards, cartons and corrugations; converting, binding and finishing; desktop publishing; digital printing; dDigital production; graphic pre-press; ink manufacture; mail house; multi-channel communications; print production support; printing; sacks and bags; and screen printing.

These qualifications are included in the ICP – Printing and Graphic Arts Training Package.

The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process, providing opportunity for 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 Printing and Graphic Arts IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation PricewaterhouseCoopers Skills for Australia. For more information, visit 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 Printing and Graphic Arts IRC:

Category Organisation Representative Jurisdiction
Peak body Design Institute of Australia Ms Julie Hobbs VIC
Flexible Packaging Label Manufacturers Association Mr Robert Black VIC
Printing Industries Association of Australia Mr Andrew Macaulay (Chair) NSW
Visual Connections Mr Ben Eaton NSW
Employer / Enterprise Fuji Xerox Australia Pty. Ltd. Mr Brett Maishman VIC
HP PPS Australia Pty. Ltd. Ms Michelle Lees NSW
Lane Print and Post Group Mr Peter Lane SA
One Point Group Mr Kerim El Gabaili NSW
Union Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union – Print Division Ms Lorraine Cassin (Deputy chair) VIC
Expert Australian 3D Manufacturing Association Mr Michael De Souza ACT