About the Committee

The Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is responsible for the MST Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package. The Committee oversees the development of industry competency skills standards and qualifications in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industries. Learn more about the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industries and recent news.

Our Membership

All IRCs are appointed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). The IRC is made up of people with experience, skills, and knowledge to support training package development for the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industries.

Meet the Chair

Read our Q&A with Leon Drury

Put simply, Vocational Education and Training creates opportunities. There are intergenerational benefits that come from having nationally recognised qualifications which not only improve people’s wealth but support the betterment of families… We need to reduce system complexity and shift the focus to learners and workers and what skills/recognition they need to be able to progress their careers and make industry more sustainable.”