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 2015 5 May 2018
Member Ms. Michelle Melbourne 1 July 2016 30 June 2018
Member Mr. Ian Hill 10 March 2015 9 March 2018
Member Ms. Tara Diamond 6 May 2015 5 May 2018
Member Mr. Neil Coulson 14 February 2017 13 February 2020
Member Dr. Don Zoellner 2 November 2016 1 November 2019
Member Ms. Megan Kirchner 7 May 2017 6 May 2018
Member Dr Subho Banerjee 6 May 2015 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms Alex Reid 26 May 2017 25 May 2018
Member Mr. Brett Schimming 20 April 2015 19 April 2018
Member Mr. Robert Bonner 7 December 2015 6 December 2018
Member Mr. Bill Galvin OAM 5 June 2015 6 May 2018
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