Timber and Wood Processing Industry Reference Committee

The Timber and Wood Processing IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to the Australian forest and wood products industry which covers a diverse array of sectors from forest growing and management, harvesting and haulage, sawmilling and processing, timber manufactured products, wood panel and board production, through to timber building solutions and merchandising. The industry is an important contributor to the Australian economy.

These qualifications are included in the FWP - Forest and Wood Products Training Package 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 Timber and Wood Processing IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, Skills Impact. For more information visit Skills Impact.

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 Timber and Wood Processing IRC:

Category Organisation/Expertise Representative Coverage
Expertise Timber Processing Mr Mark Lourigan (Chair) QLD
Timber Processing Mr Dave Gover QLD
Peak/Advisory/ Association Australian Forest Products Association Mr Victor Violante National
Victorian Association of Forest Industries Ms Natalie Kimber (Deputy Chair) VIC
Forest Products Commission Ms Robin Austen National
Timber NSW Ms Maree McCaskill NSW
Timber Queensland Mr Mick Stephens QLD
Employee Association Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union Ms Jane Calvert National