The Water IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to occupations involved in water industry operations (generalist, treatment, networks, source, irrigation, hydrography, trade waste), treatment (drinking water, waste water) and irrigation.
These qualifications are included in the NWP National Water 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 Water IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, Australian Industry Standards (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 Water IRC:
|Organisation Type or Category||Organisation or Area of Expertise||Representative||Coverage|
|Employer/Enterprise||Sydney Water||Ms Tess McDowell||NSW|
|Water Corporation WA||Mr Neil Hooley||WA|
|QLD Water||Mr David Cameron||QLD|
|Icon Water||Mr Robert Allen||ACT|
|Power and Water Corporation NT||Mr Steven Porter||NT|
|VIC Water||Mr Tony Wright||VIC|
|SA Water||Mr Akhil Palta||SA|
|TAS Water||Ms Kate Blizzard||TAS|
|Sector Expertise||Large Regional Water Board||Mr John Harris (Chair)||VIC|
|Local water utilities||Mr Jason Ip||NSW|
|Employee representation/ Union||Australian Services Union||Mr David Scott||National|
|Peak/Advisory/ Association||Water Industry Operators Association of Australia||Mr George Wall (Deputy chair)||National|
|Australian Water Association||Ms Debra Henderson||National|
|Water Services Association of Australia||Mr Jeff Rigby||National|