Sustainability Industry Reference Committee

The Sustainability IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications covering sustainable operations, environmental monitoring and technology, and competitive systems and practices. These qualifications focus on helping operations become more sustainable through improved productivity and efficiency and meeting their environmental responsibilities.

These qualifications are included in the MSS Sustainability Training Package.

The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process, providing an 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 Sustainability IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation IBSA Manufacturing. For more information visit IBSA Manufacturing.

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 Sustainability IRC:

Representative type Organisation or Area of Expertise Representative Coverage
Peak/Advisory/ Association



Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) Mr Mark Goodsell National
The Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia Mr Andrew Petersen National
Energy Efficiency Council Mr Bradley Anderson National
Employee Association


Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) Mr Ian Curry National
Industry Growth Centre


Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) Mr Michael Grogan (Deputy Chair) National
Industry Expertise Enterprise/s where skills from Competitive Systems and Practices qualifications have been successful Mr Daniel Giles WA
Mr Peter Nemtsas (Chair) National
Expertise in Environmental Monitoring-Management Mr Luke McConchie


Expertise in sustainable operations / environmental practices in the manufacturing sector Ms Patricia Caswell National
Position vacant TBC
Expertise in sustainable operations / environmental practices in any industry sector Mr Bradley Anderson NSW
Position vacant TBC