Technical Advisory Committees
To assist with a Training Package development project, the Industry Reference Committee (IRC) can establish one or more Technical Advisory Committees (TACs). TACs are made up of people from industry with subject matter expertise and assist the IRC by providing technical input to the review and development of Training Packages. Participation on TACs is voluntary, representing industry’s ‘in-kind contribution’ to the operation of a robust national VET system.
How is a TAC formed?
An IRC will establish a TAC through a public nomination process, facilitated by AIS. A TAC may include experts representing employers, industry associations, regulators and training providers and usually consist of a group of 5 to 15 members. Members may also be drawn from the IRC.
What is the role of a TAC?
TACs provide specialist industry subject matter knowledge regarding the project topic to:
- inform the review and development of Units of Competency, Qualifications and Skill Sets
- validate the technical content of the Training Packages products
- make recommendations to the relevant IRC on the developed products which has the final decision-making authority
- 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.