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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.

Technical Advisory Committees (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 Industry Reference Committee (IRC) under which they are formed and have no final decision-making authority. This authority remains with the IRC.

TACs usually consist of eight to 10 members. Members may be drawn from the IRC and sub-sectors within the industry. Membership of a TAC is voluntary and there is no remuneration, but 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. 
  • 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 on the TAC, we would still encourage you to participate in the project by providing your views and feedback during public consultation periods.