Technical Advisory Committee Expressions of Interest

From time to time, Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) supported by SkillsIQ will elect to form Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) to assist in gathering specialist technical information to inform a project. This may be a Case for Change or a Training Package Product development project.

TACs are made up of people from a specific industry sector with subject matter expertise that will assist with the project at hand. They report to the IRC under which they are formed and have no final decision making authority. This authority remains with the IRC.

TACs usually consist of 8 members. Members may be drawn from the IRC and the general industry. Membership of a TAC is voluntary and there is no remuneration, however meeting expenses are covered, subject to the IRC travel policy.

TACs exist only for the life of the project on which they are assigned to work. They are not ongoing or perpetual bodies. Their remit extends to the work outlined in the relevant activity order for the project to which they are assigned.

The role of TAC members is to:

  • Provide specialist industry subject matter knowledge regarding the project topic
  • Assist in identifying and engaging broader industry networks to participate in consultation and/or validation activities during the duration of the project
  • Offer advice and guidance to assist in informing the direction of the project throughout its duration. 

SkillsIQ, on behalf of the following IRCs is currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from industry stakeholders to participate in TACs for the projects outlined below.
Simply click on the link at the bottom of this page to complete the online EOI form. All fields must be completed for your EOI to be considered.

Please note that all expressions of interest must be approved by the relevant IRC. If you express interest and it is not possible to include you in the TAC, we would still encourage you to participate in the project by providing your views and feedback during public consultation periods.

Thank you for your interest in these projects. 

Expressions of Interest are currently open for the following TACs:

  • Fitness and Aqua Exercise Instructor TAC EOI open until 30/7/2019
  • Indigenous Tourism TAC EOI open until 30/7/2019.

Please click on the links below to complete the online EOI form for the relevant TAC. All fields must be completed for your EOI to be considered. 

Sport and Recreation IRC

Fitness and Aqua Exercise Instructor TAC

Project: Provide subject matter expertise to assist in the update of the Fitness Qualifications and consideration of an Aqua Exercise Instructor Skill set.

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Sport and Recreation Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is seeking nominations for the Fitness and Aqua Exercise Instructor Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC will consist of members who have subject matter expertise in the Fitness and Aqua Exercise Instructor areas.

The objectives of the TAC will be to contribute to the update of the following Qualifications and the associated Units of Competency:

  •  SIS30315 - Certificate III in Fitness
  • SIS40215 - Certificate IV in Fitness
  • SIS50215 - Diploma of Fitness.

Review the units of competency which are currently listed in Group A electives in the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness to establish a skill set for the role of an Aqua Exercise Instructor.

The TAC will provide technical expert knowledge to:

  • Provide specialist advice and direction in relation to stakeholder feedback and issues relevant to the work of the TAC
  • Represent the interests of, and provide general intelligence relating to, their industry sector/s
  • Support and facilitate communication and consultation with industry, including other members of their organisations, association members and broader industry networks.

The project work will aim to ensure that the Fitness sector is supported by a professional and skilled workforce.

The TAC will be required to provide input and guidance on required updates to Units of Competency, in order to commence drafting of updated Training Package Products. For this reason, is it preferred that applicants can demonstrate direct experience in job roles in the fitness sector.

Expressions of Interest for this TAC will be open from 16/7/2019 to the 30/07/2019.

Please CLICK HERE to complete your Expression of Interest.

For more information regarding this project, please contact Marianne Wehby at Marianne.wehby@skillsiq.com.au or via telephone on (02) 9392 8100.

Tourism, Travel and Hospitality IRC

Indigenous Tourism TAC

Project: Provide subject matter expertise to inform the update of the Tourism Qualifications.

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is seeking nominations for the Indigenous Tourism Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC will consist of members who have subject matter expertise in Indigenous Tourism.

The objectives of the TAC will be to contribute to the update of Tourism Qualifications within the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package, ensuring that appropriate content relating to Indigenous Tourism is included.

The TAC will provide technical expert knowledge to:

  • Provide specialist advice and direction in relation to stakeholder feedback and issues relevant to the work of the TAC
  • Represent the interests of, and provide general intelligence relating to, their industry sector/s
  • Support and facilitate communication and consultation with industry, including other members of their organisations, association members and broader industry networks.

The membership will be comprised of representatives from the following areas:

  • Tour operators delivering Indigenous products or experiences
  • Visitor centres which focus on Indigenous culture
  • Employers in the Tourism industry who employ Indigenous workers
  • RTOs currently delivering the Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture)
  • Other individuals or organisations who can bring subject matter expertise to the project.

The TAC will consist of 10 members:

  • 2 IRC representatives – Stephen Schwer, Tourism Central Australia (Chair) and Rick Myatt, Australian Federation of Travel Agents

Plus the following to be selected by the IRC from the EOIs received:

  • Minimum 4 Tour Operators delivering Indigenous product or experiences
  • Maximum 2 Registered Training Organisations currently delivering the Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture)
  • 2 others as per the representation list above.

The first meeting of this TAC will be a face-to-face meeting, to be held in Sydney on 26 August 2019. It is expected that nominees will be available to attend this meeting. Further meetings will be scheduled as required and will use video-conferencing where possible, however some meetings will require face-to-face attendance. 

Expressions of Interest for this TAC will be open from 16/7/2019 to the 30/07/2019.

Please CLICK HERE to complete your Expression of Interest.

For more information regarding this project, please contact Melinda Brown at Melinda.brown@skillsiq.com.au or via telephone on (02) 9392 8100.