Expressions of interest are sought from individuals who may be interested in representing the Consumers’ Federation of Australia on one of the permanent Occupational Licence Advisory Committees (OLACs) currently being established by the National Occupational Licensing Authority (NOLA).
NOLA is currently establishing OLACs for the property, electrical, plumbing and gasfitting, and refrigeration and air-conditioning occupations under national licensing (first wave OLACs). The role of these OLACs will be to provide advice on the implementation process for these occupations and policy issues that arise post implementation.
NOLA is also commencing work to establish OLACs for the building, conveyancers and valuers occupations under national licensing (second wave OLACs). The role of these OLACs will be to provide advice on policy development, the implementation process for these occupations and policy issues that arise post implementation.
About the Occupational Licence Advisory Committees
The National Occupational Licensing System is a national regulatory reform, agreed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in April 2009. This reform will introduce a single national licence for specified occupations within Australia. A national licence will allow licence holders to perform the licence’s regulated scope of work in all Australian states and territories without needing to apply for mutual recognition or separate licences.
The role of the OLACs is to provide advice to the National Occupational Licensing Board regarding the development, maintenance and performance of licensing policy for each respective occupational area.
The OLACs will comprise people with expertise in an occupational area across the fields of regulation, industry operations and practices, safety, consumer advocacy and training, as outlined in the Occupational Licensing National Law Act 2010.
- be able to represent the consumerinterest without conflict of interest.
- have the capacity provide advice and make recommendations on issues related to the licensed occupation.
Meetings of the OLACs will generally take place at the premises of NOLA in Sydney. There is no sitting fee, however travel and accomodation costs will be covered.
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 June 2013.
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