SAWIA appointed national wine industry representative for training policy

Monday, Jan 9, 2017

The South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) is proud to announce that we have been appointed as the national representative for the Australian wine industry through membership of the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Reference Committee (IRC) for Vocational Education and Training (VET). The appointment is for a 3-year term.

IRCs drive the process of training package development and are made up of people with experience, skills and knowledge of their particular industry sector. IRCs are responsible for ensuring that VET training packages meet the needs of employers by developing and reviewing training packages and inform industry priorities. 

Industries are grouped together on an industry basis to form an IRC, with a committee structure and membership providing the best possible industry coverage and expertise to support training package reviews and development for each industry sector.

We are very pleased with the broad support we received for our nomination from individual wine industry employers and National and State wine industry associations. 

SAWIA will be working closely with the wine industry nationally over the next 3 years to ensure that the interests of the industry is taken into account when developing and reviewing training packages and that the VET system is able to respond to the needs of the wine industry. 

For more information contact Business Services Manager, Sarah Hills.