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. 

There are currently no TAC Expressions of Interest (EOI) open.

Tourism, Travel and Hospitality IRC - CLOSED 

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from people with industry knowledge and experience in the following areas to participate in Technical Advisory Committees (TACs):

  • Tourism, including accommodation and tour operations, visitor centres, holiday parks & resorts
  • Hospitality, including food and beverage
  • Guiding, including site-specific, day touring and extended touring.

These TACs will provide subject matter expertise to the IRC to take forward Training Package Product development projects to update qualifications, Units of Competency and skill sets as approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee.

All EOIs will be considered by the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality IRC in order to select the members of each TAC.

It is anticipated that the first meeting of each TAC will occur in mid-to-late-October, in Sydney. It is a requirement of membership that TAC members attend this first meeting in person. Subsequent meetings may take place by video conference subject to agreement of TAC.

Expressions of Interest for this TAC were open from 30 August and closed at 5.00pm AEST on Friday, 13 September 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by the 30th of September.

For further information please contact Melinda Brown Melinda.brown@skillsiq.com.au or on 02 9392 8100.  

Direct Client Care and Support IRC - CLOSED

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Direct Client Care & Support Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from people with industry knowledge and experience in the Allied Health and Health Support Services sectors to participate in a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

The TAC will provide subject matter expertise to the IRC to take forward Training Package Product development projects to update four qualifications and associated Units of Competency and skill sets as approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee. The qualifications that form this project are:

  • HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
  • HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
  • HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services
  • HLT33215 Certificate III in Health Support Services.

All EOIs will be considered by the Direct Client Care and Support IRC in order to select the members of the TAC.

It is anticipated that the first meeting of the TAC will occur in late-October, in Sydney. It is a requirement of membership that TAC members attend this first meeting in person. Subsequent meetings may take place by video conference subject to agreement of TAC.

Expressions of Interest for this TAC were open from 30 August and closed at 5.00pm AEST on Friday, 13 September 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by the 30th of September.

For further information please contact Melinda Brown Melinda.brown@skillsiq.com.au or on 02 9392 8100.

Complementary Health IRC - CLOSED

Massage Therapy TAC

Project: Provide subject matter expertise to inform the update and development of the Massage Therapy Qualifications.

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Complementary Health Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is seeking nominations for the Massage Therapy Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC will consist of members who have subject matter expertise in Massage Therapy.

The objectives of the TAC will be to contribute to the update and development of the following qualifications within the HLT Health Training Package, ensuring that appropriate content relating to Massage Therapy is included.
They are:

  • Update HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy
  • Update HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • NEW Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage.

The project work will aim to ensure that the Massage Therapy 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 massage sector.

The TAC will consist of 8 members:

  • 2 IRC representative peak bodies.

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

    • Minimum 6 industry practitioners
    • Maximum 2 Registered Training Organisations (public or private) currently delivering Massage qualifications.

    Expressions of Interest for this TAC were open from 30 August and closed at 5pm AEST on Friday,13 September 2019. All EOIs will be provided to the IRC, which will make the decision on membership of the TAC.

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