Aviation Industry Reference Committee

IRC Chair Stephen Leahy talks about the importance of skills development in aviation


The AVI Aviation Training Package provides the only nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications for occupations involved in: Aerodrome Operations, Airport Safety, Ground Operations, Cargo Services, Customer Service, Aviation Transport Security Protection, Aviation Search and Rescue, Management and Supervision, Air Traffic Control, Flight Operations (Pilots – aeroplane, helicopter, commercial, military, remote and pilot in command) and Flight Instruction.

Chair: Stephen Leahy, Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Read Stephen’s IRC Chair profile.

Deputy Chair: Greg Tyrell, Australian Association for Unmanned Systems

Committee members:

Claire Roberts, Airservices Australia
David Mogford, Australian Airline Pilots’ Association (AusALPA)
Douglas Nancarrow, The Royal Aeronautical Society Australian Division
Lynda Douglas, Department of Defence
Matt Norrey, Australian Services Union
Mike Higgins, Regional Aviation Association of Australia
Peter Howe, Australian Helicopter Industry Association
Roger Crosthwaite, Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
Samantha Leighton, Australian Airports Association
Sarah Davis, Qantas Airways Limited
Tamara Bell, Aviation/Aerospace Australia