Technician Support Services Industry Reference Committee

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 Representative Organisation 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 Sonic Healthcare NSW
  Position vacant  
  Position vacant  
Government   Position vacant  
Employee representation/ Union Jodie Davis Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation ACT
Leigh Svendsen Health Services Union VIC
Peak/Advisory/ Association Dr Tony Badrick Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia NSW
Lorah Hickman Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia VIC
Elinor Radke Federation Sterilising Research Advisory Councils of Australia QLD
Vicki Swaine Australian Anaesthesia Allied Health Practitioners QLD
RTO Karyn Calcino Health Industry Training QLD
Athanasia (Soula) Siafakas TAFE NSW, Sydney NSW