The Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is made up of people with experience, skills and knowledge of their industry sector and may be individuals or representatives of businesses or organisations. The IRCs operate as committees of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC).
IRCs are responsible for directing their allocated Skills Service Organisation (SSO) in developing business cases to request the commissioning of training package development work to meet the skills needs of industry.
IRCs also have responsibility for gathering industry intelligence to inform training product development. They oversee development and review of training packages, including preparation of cases for endorsement and provide sign-off on completed training packages, prior to submission to the AISC for endorsement.
The NRA Retail Institute are a proud member of the Wholesale and Retail Industry Reference Committee and can help include your feedback on industry in IRC consultations. Please contact us on [email protected] or 1800 732 066 for more information if you would like your voice to be heard in this space, and let us represent you.
The AISC National Industry Insights Report is a collection of information, data and insights for individual industry sectors. It captures industry information about skills, training and employment and the labour market. You can find this report for Retail and Wholesale here.
The AISC report supports Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) to ensure the design and development of training packages meet the current and future skills needs of the industry. The key skills for the Retail and Wholesale industry identified in the Wholesale, Retail and Personal Services IRC Industry Skills Forecast 2019 can be found below.