The Public Safety IRC is responsible for the national training package qualifications relevant to police, defence, firefighting, fire investigation, emergency services (including operations, response and leadership), disaster recovery, biosecurity, aquatic search and rescue and community safety.
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 Public Safety 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 Public Safety IRC:
|Peak / Advisory / Association||Australia New Zealand Council of Police Professionalisation||Ms Jean Dyzel||National|
|Australasian Fire & Emergency Service Authorities Council||Ms Sandra Lunardi||National|
|Australian Council of State & Territory Emergency Services||Mr Mark Fishlock||National|
|Government||Australian Government, Department of Defence||Ms Lynda Douglas (Deputy chair)||National|
|Australian Government, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources||Mr Jason Males||National|
|Employee Representative||United Firefighters Union Australia||Mr Brendan Angwin||National|
|Defence Force Welfare Association||Mr Ken Grierson||National|
|Police Federation of Australia||Mr Mark Burgess (Chair)||National|
|One position remains open for nomination from an employee association able to represent employees covered by the Public Safety training package|
|Expertise||Aquatic and marine search and rescue||Mr Stephen Leahy||National (NSW)|
|Emergency management||Ms Carola Washbourne||National (QLD , VIC)|
|Volunteer firefighting||Mr Ian Gabites||National (TAS)|