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.

Complementary Health IRC

Project: Investigate possible skills gaps in ingestives modalities to inform 2019 Industry Skills Forecast

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Complementary Heath Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is seeking nominations for an Ingestives Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC will consist of members who represent the ingestives modalities, training providers and associations.

The objective of this TAC will be to identify skills gaps and job roles relating to ingestives modalities not covered by existing Vocational Education and Training qualifications, and determine whether these skills gaps or job roles require a new qualification/s to be developed to meet industry's needs. Examples of job roles include an advisor in a health food store or a clinic receptionist.

The intent is to explore need to develop new qualification/s, and not to replace the four deleted Advanced Diploma qualifications in Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Western Herbal Medicine and Nutritional Medicine.

The outcomes of the TAC meeting will be used to build the rationale and evidence base which may support a proposal for training package development work in the 2019 Complementary Health Industry Skills Forecast.

Expressions of Interest for this TAC close at 5.00pm on Wednesday 18th July 2018.

To submit your EOI for TAC membership, please click here 

For more information regarding this project, please contact Liz Petrovic on (02) 9392 8100 or