About Us


What is the EPIC Industry Training Board?
EPIC ITB Board Members
EPIC ITB Staff Members
Board Meeting Dates

What is the EPIC Industry Training Board?


The EPIC Industry Training Board is a not-for-profit industry led incorporated association serving and working in partnership with Victoria's Electrotechnology, Power and Communications Industries.

The EPIC ITB, through its industry-led Board acts as a conduit for industry between Government, Government agencies and other key training stakeholders including RTOs. The EPIC ITB identifies the needs of industry; informs and influences policy developers and funding bodies and ensures that industry is well informed of the benefits of participation in the national VET system.

The EPIC ITB facilitates the industry's access to the VET sector and ensures the sector is aware of the industry's skill development needs.


EPIC ITB Board Members


The EPIC ITB Board consists of the following members:



Troy Gray


Secretary ETU Victorian Branch


Wes Hayes



Assistant Secretary ETU Victorian Branch



Danny Filazzola


Organiser ETU Victorian Branch


Steve Diston

Organiser ETU Victorian Branch


James Keegan


Executive Director NECA Victoria Chapter


Philip Green


CEO NECA Education and Training


Peter Bell



National HR / QSE Manager Electrix Pty Ltd



Peter Thomson



Senior Advisor, Melbourne Metro Rail Authority


EPIC ITB Board Meeting Dates




EPIC ITB Staff Members



Maurice Graham



Executive Officer


Samantha Spice



Operations & Finance Officer


Faruk Hadziavdic



Profiling and IT Administrator


Michael Parry



Profiling and IT Support Officer


Niki Prasad



LEA & General Office Administrator


John Coburn



LEA Assessor & Workforce Development


Daniel Thomson



LEA Instructor


Terence Clement



LEA Assessor


Christopher Bursell


LEA Assessor




What We Do

The EPIC Industry Training Board:

  • Provides strategic advice to industry, RTO's and community on vocational and technical education matters, training policy, research requirements and priorities for funding allocation within the Electrotechnology, Power Industies, Communications Industries, and establishes, develops and maintains communication with government statutory bodies and other relevant associations and organisations

  • Participates in accreditation and recognition processes

  • Provides advice to the National ITABs for National VET Plans

  • Supports government objectives at a state level, to meet the present and future skills needs of society through training initiatives and programs

  • Acts as the principal voice of the Electrotechnology, Power Industies, Communications Industries on issues related to vocational educations and training via the Electrotechnology, Power Industies, Communications Industries Divisional Skills Councils

  • Acts as the principal source of information and advice to the Electrotechnology, Power Industies, Communications Industries on matters related to the vocational and technical education needs of these industries and their various sectors

  • Collects, evaluates and disseminates data and information on the education and training needs of the participating industries and various sectors

  • Institutes research and development strategies relating to vocational and technical education within the Electrotechnology, Power Industies, Communications Industries

  • Contributes to the identification and development of national competency standards by industry sectors, and advances the recognition of education and training conducted in accordance with those standards

  • Promotes training and training reform in the Electrotechnology, Power Industies, Communications Industries, and supports the development and implementation of vocational and technical education in various sectors of those industries

  • Liaises with and participates on national training advisory bodies.

  • Fee for Service


The capabilities of EPIC ITB include:

  • optimising enterprise based education and training delivery strategies by:

- undertaking workforce skills analyses

- structuring innovative and industrially responsive skills development programs

- preparing accreditation submissions.

  • optimising the use of human resources by:

- brokering training delivery and competency assessment

- facilitating the development of strategic skills development plans.

  • maximising the quality of education and training by:

- undertaking research and feasibility studies

- developing policies, procedures and performance measures

- evaluating outsourced education and training provision.

  • maximising the benefits of expenditure on skills development by:

- gaining competitive prices and/or accessing eligible government funds

- managing tender processes.

  • maximising customer or employee satisfaction by:

- undertaking customer satisfaction surveys

- designing and executing education and training events

- determining the most appropriate use of technology and multimedia.