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.

Dental IRC
Dental Assisting TAC

Project: Provide subject matter expertise to assist in the update of two Dental Assisting Qualifications and two Dental Assisting Skill Sets. 

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Dental Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is seeking nominations for a Dental Assisting Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC will consist of members who have subject matter expertise in the dental assisting sector.

The objective of this TAC will be to address identified workplace skills gaps in the Qualifications available to dental assistants through the update of the following Qualifications and Skill Sets.

  • HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting
  • HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting
  • Oral Health Care Skill Set
  • Dental Radiography Skill Set.

The TAC will identify and address the challenges and opportunities that the sector is currently experiencing and which are impacting on workforce skill requirements for employees, including:

  • Dental assistants involved in supporting orthodontic procedures, and
  • Dental assistants involved in implant and surgical dental procedures.

The project will aim to ensure that the dental assisting sector is supported by a high quality trained and skilled workforce. Updating the current qualifications will enable access to training that will support the sector in improving efficiencies in operations while also maximising the sector's interaction with patients from diverse backgrounds to ensure that they receive the most appropriate care and service possible.

The intent is to explore and update the Qualifications and Skill Sets listed above, along with their associated Units of Competency. The TAC will be required to provide input and guidance on required updates, in order to commence drafting of updated Training Package Products. 

The initial meeting of the TAC has been scheduled as follows:

Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018
Time: 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Location: Boardroom, SkillsIQ, Level 1, 332 Kent St, Sydney 2000.

Please note that unfortunately, given the time constraints associated with this project, an alternative date will not be possible. It is expected that nominees will be available to attend this important first meeting.

Expressions of Interest for this TAC are now closed.

For more information regarding this project, please contact Devika Mudaliar at or via telephone on (02) 9392 8100.