Technician Support Services Industry Reference Committee

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is pleased to announce the members of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC).

The Technicians Support Services IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to Audiometry, Cardiac Technology, Health Administration, Hospital Pharmacies, Medical Practice Assisting, Operating Theatre Support, Optometry, Pathology and Sterilisation Services.

These qualifications are included in the HLT 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 Technicians Support Services IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, SkillsIQ. For more information visit SkillsIQ.

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 Technicians Support Services IRC:

Organisation/Category Organisation Representative Jurisdiction/State
Employer/Enterprise
(State and Territory Service Providers)
Alma Cassells Fiona Stanley Hospital WA
Kim Lally Australian Private Hospitals Association ACT
Jane O'Keefe Sonic Healthcare NSW
Position vacant    
Position vacant    
Government Position vacant    
Employee representation/ Union Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) Jodie Davis ACT
Health Services Union Leigh Svendsen VIC
Peak/Advisory/ Association Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Tony Badrick NSW
Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) Lorah Hickman VIC
Federation Sterilising Research Advisory Councils of Australia (FSRACA) Elinor Radke QLD
Australian Anaesthesia Allied Health Practitioners (AAAHP) Vicki Swaine QLD
RTO Health Industry Training Karyn Calcino QLD
TAFE NSW, Sydney Athanasia (Soula) Siafakas NSW