THE Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is calling on nominations for individuals to be considered for vacant positions on various resources and infrastructure Industry Reference Committees (IRC).

The call is part of AISC’s review of IRCs, which are the formal mechanism through which industry’s skills needs – both current and future – are considered and defined in national training packages.

According to the AISC, the review ‘gives industry opportunities to directly influence the sorts of skills and knowledge employees will acquire through a Vocational Education and Training qualification’.

Nominations are now open for the following five resources and infrastructure IRCS until COB 24 November 2016:

The AISC was established by the COAG Industry and Skills Council in May 2015 to give industry a formal, expanded role in policy direction and decision-making for the vocational education and training sector.

Nominated by Commonwealth and state and territory ministers, AISC members include industry leaders in the employment and skills space, including AMMA which is represented by AMMA director of industry services, Tara Diamond. In this short video, Ms Diamond speaks about the priorities of the AISC.

Click here for more information on the AISC and the review of IRCs.