Our committees

Artibus Innovation is a Skills Service Organisation (SSO) commissioned by the Australian Government to support the following two Industry Reference Committees (IRCs):

What is an IRC?

Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) are appointed to advise the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) with advice on the skills requirements of their industry. IRCs manage training packages on behalf of industry. Each IRC is made up of people with close links to industry. They are leaders in their own sectors from big business to small enterprise and peak bodies to unions who have deep industry networks and understand the skills needs of their sector, industry or occupation.

IRCs aim to ensure training packages meet the needs, concerns and opportunities of young people, people in employment, employers, training providers and regulators. To promote the industry's voice IRCs gather evidence of the need to respond to challenges and opportunities and update the qualifications to competency standards that sit within their training packages.

They use evidence and ‘coal face’ input into the training system to help make sure the training packages provide the qualifications, knowledge and skill sets that industry needs.

IRCs also promote the use of vocational education and training to the industry sectors they represent.

The AISC website has further information on IRCs.

Where do our projects come from?

Our national projects come from business cases provided by the IRC to the AISC. If approved these become activity orders contracted to us by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment. Generally, these business cases are developed through an annual skills forecast.

Can I have my say on training package development?

Yes, absolutely. We publish regular newsletters that detail updates of all of our projects. We are delighted to hear from anyone, anytime.