Education and Training
The Australian Industry and Skills Committee is established by the agreement of the members of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry and Skills Council as an industry-led body that provides advice on the implementation of national vocational education and training policies. The Committee's role is to provide advice to ensure that the directions taken by ministers are informed by an industry-based perspective focused on the quality and relevance of the national training system.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    COAG

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    14

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    8 May 2015

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. John Pollaers 6 May 2018 5 May 2021
Member Mr. Will Kestin 27 October 2017 27 October 2020
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Iain McDougall 30 July 2018 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Michelle Melbourne 1 July 2018 30 June 2019
Member Ms. Tara Diamond 6 May 2018 5 May 2021
Member Ms. Jenny Lambert 6 May 2018 6 May 2019
Member Mr Mr. John King 27 May 2018 26 May 2019
Member Mr. Neil Coulson 14 February 2017 13 February 2020
Member Dr. Don Zoellner 2 November 2016 1 November 2019
Member Prof Prof. Trevor Cairney OAM 19 June 2018 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Brett Schimming 6 May 2018 Determined by the appointer
Member Dr. James Hart 1 April 2018 Determined by the appointer
Member VACANT    
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