Education, Skills and Employment
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


  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    8 May 2015

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. John Pollaers 18 May 2018 18 May 2021
Other Nadine Williams 5 November 2018 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Will Kestin 27 October 2017 26 October 2020
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Iain McDougall 23 July 2018 22 July 2021
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Tara Diamond 18 May 2018 18 May 2021
Member VACANT    
Member VACANT    
Member Dr. Don Zoellner 1 November 2018 31 October 2020
Member Prof Prof. Trevor Cairney OAM 14 June 2018 13 June 2021
Member Mr. Brett Schimming 6 May 2018 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Adrienne Nieuwenhuis 1 January 2019 31 December 2021
Member VACANT    
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