Paramedics Australasia is delighted that the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has announced that President Peter Hartley has been appointed to the Ambulance and Paramedic Industry Reference Committee (IRC) following a review process of the structure and membership of the reference committee.
The AISC acknowledged the extensive interest in the Ambulance and Paramedic IRC and the very strong field of nominations from across the sector. Further information on the IRC review process can be found on the IRC review page.
The Ambulance and Paramedic IRC will have responsibility for national training package qualifications relevant to:
- First-aid services
- On-site pre-hospital care
- Intensive paramedic care services
- The domestic and international retrieval of patients.
These qualifications are included in the HLT Health Training Package.
Membership provides strong industry coverage and expertise to support training package development for the ambulance and paramedic sectors. Members have extensive experience in, and knowledge of, their industry sector with the capacity to proactively apply these attributes to the work of the IRC.
AISC has approved the following members for the Ambulance and Paramedic Services IRC:
|Organisation category||Organisation||Representative||Home jurisdiction|
|Employer/enterprise (state and territory service providers)
|St John Ambulance Western Australia Ltd||Ms Deborah Walley||WA|
|Queensland Ambulance Service||Mr Timothy Rider||QLD|
|NSW Ambulance||Ms Izabela Pomes||NSW|
|ACT Ambulance Service||Mr Howard Wren||ACT|
|Ambulance Tasmania||Mr Jonathon Field||TAS|
|SA Ambulance Service||Ms Katrina Hansen||SA|
|Employer/enterprise||Department of Defence||Ms Kylie Douglas||Commonwealth|
|Employer/enterprise (private service provider)
|St John Ambulance, National Office||Ms Fairlie Tucker||VIC|
|Executive Risk Solutions||Mr Matthew O’Shea||WA|
|Paramedical Services||Mr Peter Mangles||NSW|
|Employee representation/union||United Voice||Mr Danny Hill||VIC|
|Paramedics Australasia||Dr Peter Hartley||VIC|
|Australia & New Zealand College of Paramedicine||Mr Bill Lord||QLD|
|Council of Ambulance Authorities||Mr Alan Morrison||NSW|
The Ambulance and Paramedic IRCs are currently supported by the Skills Service Organisation, SkillsIQ.
The first meeting of the Ambulance and Paramedic IRC will occur shortly, where a Chair will be elected. President Peter Hartley will regularly update members on matters relating to the national training package and related topics that affect our member paramedics.
Further information about the role of IRCs and how they operate can be found in the IRC Operating Framework.